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Burberry boss Christopher Bailey takes 75% pay cut

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The boss of Burberry, Christopher Bailey, has had a 75% pay cut as the luxury brand battles against slowing growth and a share price fall.

His pay fell from £7.5m in the 2014/15 financial year, to £1.9m in 2015/16, according to Burberry's annual report.

The fashion brand has been hit by lower spending in key Asian markets such as Hong Kong, while Chinese tourists have been spending less in Europe.

Last month, Burberry reported a 10% fall in annual profits.

Over the past 12 months, the share price has dropped by 35%.

Last year - in better times - Mr Bailey earned more than £1.7m in bonus payments alone.

In 2015/16, his base salary remained flat at £1.1m. On top of that, he earned £464,000 in allowances and pension payments of £330,000.

However, he earned no bonus or incentive payments.

"Our overall approach to incentive structures for all staff, including senior management, is based on performance," said Burberry's chairman, John Peace.

"When the business does not perform as well, this has an impact on what we pay to our staff."

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