Agence France Press:

Against a backdrop in Britain of gender pay gaps and ongoing disputes over executives’ earnings, employees at one London company are helping each other set salaries.

Betting firm Smarkets has adopted a radical pay transparency policy, through which staff can see colleagues’ salaries and have pay rise requests endorsed by peers.

“Most people get what they ask for,” said Angeline Mulet-Marquis, a software engineer at Smarkets.

In a company where increases of 10 to 30 percent are common, Mulet-Marquis received the 12 percent more she asked for — as all of her colleagues could see on the internal website.