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Last month, the FCA published PS22/3 heralding changes to the Disclosure Transparency Rules and the Listing Rules designed to benefit investors by improving transparency about board and executive management diversity. For accounting periods starting on or after 1 April 2022, listed companies (broadly, UK and overseas issuers with equity shares, or certificates representing equity shares,…

May 25, 2022 Read more >

Having a strong remuneration structure in place is a must for any business as it will underpin any successful retention policy.  However, as the old saying goes “money isn’t everything”. When working with clients on reviewing their “reward policy”, one of the areas that can be looked at is the dynamic around how people are…

May 25, 2022 Read more >

On 26th April 2022, the Court of Appeal passed its judgement over two appeals (HMRC v Atholl House Productions Limited and Kickabout Productions Limited v HMRC) relating to the application of the IR35 legislation. In brief, the IR35 legislation provides that where an individual personally performs their services to the client through an intermediary and…

May 25, 2022 Read more >

For many, working from home has become ingrained into the nature of our job roles, and with hybrid working becoming more common, it looks like this is a practice that is here to stay. This begs the question; should compensation be adjusted because employees are working remotely? In this article I will discuss two scenarios…

May 25, 2022 Read more >

With the demand for talent on the rise and business competition growing year on year, companies are looking to adapt their remuneration and people strategies with the vision of becoming an attractive and competitive option for their workforce and the talent they wish to recruit and retain. But what exactly does it take to be…

April 19, 2022 Read more >

In our recent report Life in the Boardroom, our survey of 885 non-executive director and chair positions in the UK, comments from NEDs raised concerns over boardroom diversity with gender disparities reflected by the data too. Looking back at the past decade of Life in the Boardroom, has there been a change in the disparities…

April 19, 2022 Read more >

The term ESG, first coined in 2005 stands for Environment, Social and Governance. In the years since, the noise around ESG has grown louder and we are now seeing companies implementing these metrics into their strategy and incentive plans. We found in our recent GECN ESG research ‘2022 and Beyond: Global Trends in the use…

March 16, 2022 Read more >

Last month, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its non-binding guidance on ‘Mandatory climate-related financial disclosures by publicly quoted companies, large private companies and LLPs. The purpose of the document is to assist companies and LLPs to understand how to meet the new mandatory climate related financial disclosure requirements under the…

March 16, 2022 Read more >

Given that the UK was one of the first countries to really try to get to grips with the issues of Corporate Governance in the 1990’s (via the Cadbury Code), and that there has been continued development of best practice in this area through various bodies such as the FRC, IA and QCA since then,…

March 16, 2022 Read more >

What is TCFD: The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures industry-led group, created by the Financial Stability Board, which helps investors understand their financial exposure to climate risk. The aim of the TCFD is to increase awareness and improve the systems put in place to counter the physical disruptions that climate change could bring. TCFD…

March 16, 2022 Read more >

This was the subject of a webinar held on 9 February produced through the good offices of the London Stock Exchange Group. A panel of experts representing MM&K, search firm First Flight, Women on Boards and Board Excellence, a specialist in Board Evaluation, considered the question in light of findings in MM&K’s survey of Chairs…

February 16, 2022 Read more >

MM&K (part of the GECN group) is pleased to publish its 2022 research on how the largest listed companies across the world use ESG in their incentives, in its report “2022 and Beyond: Global Trends in the use of ESG Plus Metrics in Executive Incentives”. There can be no doubt that businesses are truly under…

February 16, 2022 Read more >

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