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Which FTSE 100 chief executive received the most pay in 2017?  If you believe some media reports, the smart money will be on Jeff Fairburn, chief executive of Persimmon. “On New Year’s Eve, he received the first £50m chunk of his controversial £110m share award,” a typical report said. And 140 of Persimmon’s senior executives will share more than £500m – Britain’s most generous bonus payout ever – with more than 80 expected to receive over £1m each. 

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