Ad boss faces pay deal backlash

Press Association
Sir Martin Sorrell
Sir Martin Sorrell

WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell is facing a backlash over the £6.8 million pay deal he has defended as a reward for "performance, not failure".

The bumper pay package, which marks a 60% rise on the previous year, is likely to be voted against by a substantial number of shareholders, concerned the reward is out of sync with the return on their investments.