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National Grid chief gets £1m pay rise for 'strong performance'

Windfall payout for John Pettigrew revealed days after UK’s worst blackout in a decade

Less than two weeks after Britain’s biggest blackout in a decade National Grid has revealed that it handed its chief executive a £1m pay rise over the last financial year to reward his “strong performance.”.

The company’s annual report, published on Monday, shows that John Pettigrew was paid £4.56m for the last financial year, up from £3.65m the year before, for delivering value to shareholders.

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