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An annual return needs to be submitted by all companies who have an active employee share plan registered with HMRC. This includes tax-advantaged share plans such as EMI, CSOP, SAYE and SIP as well as any non-tax advantaged plans or arrangements such as unapproved options, conditional share awards (or restricted stock units), growth share plans…

April 19, 2022 Read more >

Many readers will be aware that last month, the IA issued its response to two issues arising from Russian sanctions and the economic impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, namely: LTI award sizes in light of the recent fall in share prices; and Whether a six-month delay in setting LTI targets would be appropriate, owing…

April 19, 2022 Read more >

MM&K is currently conducting a short pulse survey to provide us, and our clients, with an indication of what is happening to pay levels, in particular for the investment professionals, in the private equity and infrastructure fund management industries in the UK. There has been much commentary in the press recently about how the starting…

April 19, 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 >

Plus recent HMRC publications in the employee share scheme/employment-related securities arena. From 6 July 2022, the starting thresholds for national insurance contributions (NICs) will rise to £12,570; this is currently £9,880 (April to June 2022), a rise from £9,568 per annum last tax year Employees earning between £242 (£190 from 6 April to 5 July…

April 19, 2022 Read more >

Investors often choose to invest in companies with which they feel an alignment; at the same time, companies aim to develop cultures, policies and strategies which are aligned to the interests of the type of investors they wish to attract and whose support they need. Best practice for creating the right balance to reach such…

April 19, 2022 Read more >

Early 2022 saw many commentators talking about “The Great Resignation” – a perfect storm of older workers deciding that they want to step away from their current roles (possibly into retirement or a different direction), whilst younger workers deciding that they wanted to work in organisations that “better represented” their values. Whilst it does seem…

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 >

Participants in MM&K’s exclusive report Life in the Boardroom – a survey of non-executive directors – raised concerns over increased responsibilities relative to their pay. “In light of increased governance & regulatory frameworks, and time commitments, NED fees should be higher.” “…responsibilities have increased … NEDs are underpaid in comparison to executive directors”. Below is…

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 >

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