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On 27 July 2023, the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) published the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Taxonomy for public comment. This consultation follows the publication of the first two sustainability disclosure standards (ISSB Standards) in June 2023, namely, IFRS S1 and IFRS S2. The IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Taxonomy document proposes a common digital taxonomy for making…

September 14, 2023 Read more >

Performance management is a process used by companies to plan, monitor, develop and evaluate the performance of their employees, teams or organisation as a whole. It is essential for enhancing employee performance and helping in the achievement of company objectives. Despite the significance of performance management, many employees see it as a waste of time…

September 14, 2023 Read more >

Who is responsible for making sure remuneration issues are monitored and implemented properly will depend on the size and nature of your business.  However, whether the responsibility lands with a fully supported Remuneration Committee or is “just one more thing” for a “lucky” individual to do in a start-up, the following are five areas that…

September 14, 2023 Read more >

A non-compete clause is a clause in your employment contract that precludes you from joining a competitor or setting up a business that would compete with your employer’s (or ex-employer’s). However, no matter what is stated in your employment contract, a non-compete clause must be reasonable and only applies in cases when there is a…

July 27, 2023 Read more >

The cost-of-living crisis has been a major challenge for businesses in the UK. Rising inflation is making it harder for employees to make ends meet, and this is leading to increased turnover, with many calling it the ‘great resignation’ period. In order to retain and attract key talent, employers have had to take different approaches…

July 27, 2023 Read more >

Recently, the Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”) published a consultation paper asking for detailed responses as to how the UK Corporate Governance Code (“the Code”) could be updated to become part of a wider framework of measures that will improve accountability, build trust and support investment and stewardship decisions in the UK. Although the main driver…

July 26, 2023 Read more >

Further to its announcement in April this year, on Tuesday 18 July 2023, the Government launched its consultation, seeking views, mainly from individuals, trustees and tax practitioners on proposals for reforms on targeted taxation aspects of Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs) and Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs). Further details can be found here. By way of an…

July 26, 2023 Read more >

MM&K, with the GECN group, has published annual research on how the world’s largest firms use ESG (environmental, social, governance) metrics to incentivise their executives. We are pleased to share our 2023 report on the dramatic shifts in the ESG sphere. Download your free copy Our report comes in the wake of the upheavals of…

July 26, 2023 Read more >

We were delighted to have been invited by the London Stock Exchange to join the panel for a webinar on 15 June, on the impact of an IPO on remuneration and governance. Last year, there were 45 IPOs in the UK; 33 on the main market (a fall of about 43% from 2021) and 12…

June 21, 2023 Read more >

Following the announcement in the Spring Budget statement, on 5 May 2023, the Government published its call for evidence on non-discretionary tax-advantaged employee share schemes, Save As You Earn (SAYE) and the Share Incentive Plan (SIP), which can be found here. The Government also published its final report on Share Scheme Evaluation – CSOP, SAYE…

June 21, 2023 Read more >

Last month MM&K launched its 28th annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Compensation Survey of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry. The survey covers both short-term and long-term aspects of pay and incentive practice in the private equity, venture capital and infrastructure fund management space, including in the fund-of-funds and secondaries space. Short-term…

June 21, 2023 Read more >

The most recent ONS figures cite over one million job vacancies in the UK. These are amongst the highest since records began 22 years ago, following a peak in April 2023, still 200,000 more than the pre-pandemic peak. This is alongside an unemployment rate of 3.9%, amongst the lowest figures since the ‘70s. It seems…

June 20, 2023 Read more >

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