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The continuing cost-of-living-crisis saw its apogee when we collected data for our new exclusive survey of Chairs and NEDs – Life in The Boardroom 2023/24. With the ONS reporting a 7.9% inflation rate in 2022, only mildly declining to 6.8% in 2023, such rates have not been seen for thirty years. We found that salary…

June 6, 2024 Read more >

Three recent news items add spice to the ever-present debate about executive pay. In no particular order, Bloomberg notes that UK bankers’ pay is closing in on US-style packages, the US Federal Trade Commission has announced that employee non-compete clauses are to be banned in the US from August and the FT has reported that…

April 25, 2024 Read more >

2024 will be another significant year for UK corporate governance reform. Last year’s consultation on the UK corporate Governance Code raised a number of issues. In the end, government intervention (or failure to act) resulted in the FRC’s watered-down revision, which, at least, took account of concerns voiced by issuers. This year is likely to…

March 26, 2024 Read more >

In the ever-evolving landscape of business, the race towards organisational excellence has intensified, requiring a nuanced approach that transcends traditional methodologies. At the heart of this pursuit lies the essence of human capital – a realm where MM&K has carved its niche. With a commitment to transforming organisational frameworks, MM&K’s Human Capital Advisory service emerges…

March 25, 2024 Read more >

MM&K (together with the GECN group) has published its 2024 report on how the world’s largest firms have used ESG (environmental, social, governance) metrics in their 2023 executive incentive plans. Download your free copy here. For context, this article explores metrics in the broader categories like Environmental, Community, Social, etc. These categories are composed of…

March 25, 2024 Read more >

The updated QCA Corporate Governance Code published in November 2023, alters the corporate governance landscape for AIM-traded companies that have adopted the code, particularly in relation to remuneration reporting. The code applies to accounting periods starting on or after 1 April 2024, so companies with a 31 December financial year-end will have more time to…

February 22, 2024 Read more >

On Thursday 8th February, Margarita Skripina, Head of Research and Analysis at MM&K joined an international panel of experts comprising fellow GECN Group members, Southlea Group (Canada), Farient Advisors LLC (USA), HCM International Ltd. (Switzerland) and 21st Century (South Africa) to share our latest global research on the inclusion of ESG performance measures within executive…

February 22, 2024 Read more >

An increasingly connected and socially conscious world has sent a clear message to business: do your part or face the heat. The numbers show this, as 9/10 FTSE100 firms now tie their CEO pay to ESG metrics (environment, social, governance). We explore how board members themselves have experienced ESG in our new exclusive survey of Chairs…

February 22, 2024 Read more >

In 2023, the EU Parliament introduced Directive 2023/970 to “strengthen the application of the principle of equal pay for equal work or work of equal value between men and women through pay transparency and enforcement mechanisms”. The most eye-catching elements of the Directive include: Job applicants having the right, before an interview is held, to…

February 21, 2024 Read more >

The COVID cataclysm changed the world – and the boardroom – perhaps forever. Three years later, we explore how COVID has changed the workplace as seen in our new exclusive survey of Chairs and NEDs – Life in The Boardroom 2023/24. In our 2021/22 report, at median, 11 out 12 yearly meetings were held online,…

January 29, 2024 Read more >

Webinar ‘How to Incentivise ESG Performance? Global and Local Trends 2024′ February 8, 2024 14.00 – 15.00 (GMT) Details Join us for an insightful webinar with speakers from the global firms of the GECN Group, including MM&K, the UK partner firm. Drawing on insights from a recent GECN global study, this webinar will focus on…

January 25, 2024 Read more >

On 22 January, the FRC published an updated UK Corporate Governance Code (FRC Code), following publication last November of the QCA’s revised Corporate Governance Code (QCA Code) . The 2024 FRC Code is a cut-down version of the revised code the FRC had initially intended to publish. Its principal focus is on companies’ internal controls.…

January 25, 2024 Read more >

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