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Osborne to Defend U.K. Bank’s Right to Pay High Bonus, FT Says

July 07, 2012

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will argue British banks should have the right to pay large bonuses when he attends a meeting of European finance ministers next week, the Financial Times reported.

Osborne will argue against a draft European Union proposal for a one-to-one bonus-to-salary ratio at a July 10 meeting, the newspaper said, citing unidentified Treasury officials. Britain is in the minority in its opposition to the cap, the FT said.

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