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Recently, the FT reported on investor concerns about Government proposals to review current rules on paying NEDs in shares or share options. The Government wants to see if they impose any unnecessary restrictions on NEDs becoming fully invested in the future success of the companies of which they are directors. This raises questions about the…

July 19, 2022 Read more >

Having seemingly come out of the worst of the recent pandemic, many employers were delighted in early 2022 to be able to give a decent level of pay rises.  Our discussions and reviews with employers were showing increases of at least 3% as being the norm. However, this good news was swallowed up by the…

July 19, 2022 Read more >

On 31 May, following a long consultation process, the Government published its responses to proposals intended to restore trust in audit and corporate governance. The Government’s responses significantly dilute many of the initial proposals for reform, a move which is likely to provide some welcome relief to the boards of smaller listed and AIM companies…

June 29, 2022 Read more >

The career path of many employees includes a series of promotions to team leader or manager (requiring the individual to acquire managerial skills and responsibilities). There are certain benefits and responsibilities that come with this progression, e.g.: Pay – the pay levels increase; Title – gives a feeling of more importance, recognises development and brings…

June 29, 2022 Read more >

On 16th June 2022, HMRC published the Employment Related Securities Bulletin 43 (Bulletin). The main content of the Bulletin relates to the bonus rate mechanism for Save As You Earn (SAYE) Scheme. In the Bulletin HMRC acknowledged that the current mechanism for calculating the bonus and interest rates (which incidentally has remained at 0% since…

June 29, 2022 Read more >

On the 23rd June, The ESOP Centre hosted a webinar titled ‘Share Schemes and the Impact of Inflation’. The comprehensive presentation covered a number of topics including the dangers of stagflation, the cost-of-living crisis and how employee share schemes may be used to combat this issue, with a particular focus on the economics of the situation.…

June 29, 2022 Read more >

In a time where cashflow looks like it might become tight for organisations of all sizes, the use of short term incentives (bonuses and commissions) can help make the difference in hitting growth targets. However, our experience shows that many organisations do not think strategically about their use of bonuses/commissions.  In such circumstances, the thinking…

June 29, 2022 Read more >

MM&K’s 2022 survey into compensation levels and structures in the UK and European PE, VC, Infrastructure and Real Estate fund management sectors is well underway and it looks like we will have a record number of firms participating in the survey this year. We only gather data for the purposes of the survey from the…

June 29, 2022 Read more >

In MM&K’s exclusive report Life in the Boardroom 2021/2022, we surveyed 885 boardroom positions on their demographics, fees, and much more. This article analyses these responses to see if firms of different market types (e.g., main-market, AIM, private, etc.) have had different responses and experiences with ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance). Here are some of the…

June 29, 2022 Read more >

On 26 May, MM&K Managing Partner and CEO, Paul Norris was honoured to have been invited to speak at a networking event for members of Women on Boards.  WoB CEO, Fiona Hathorn interviewed Paul about some of the key findings from Life in the Boardroom, MM&K’s 2021/22 survey of chairs and NEDs.  Subjects covered included:…

May 26, 2022 Listen to the podcast here >

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 >

MM&K has concluded its short pulse survey on what has happened to pay levels (including bonus payments) so far this year, in particular for the investment professionals, in the private equity and venture capital fund management industries in the UK. There has been much commentary in the press recently about how the starting salaries for…

May 25, 2022 Read more >

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