£75m bonus boss walks off over pay question
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Persimmon boss refuses to answer questions about £75m bonus

Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn has walked off camera during a BBC interview after being asked about his £75m bonus.

Mr Fairburn said it was "unfortunate" he had been asked about the payout, which was reduced from £100m after a public backlash.

At the time, the bonus was thought to be the biggest ever awarded at a listed company, and one shareholder called it "grossly excessive".

Mr Fairburn has previously said he will give a "substantial proportion" of the bonus to charity.

Interview by Spencer Stokes, business and transport correspondent for BBC Look North.

  • 19 Oct 2018