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MM&K’s Paul Norris was interviewed by Katya Gorbatiouk for London Stock Exchange’s Market Matters to discuss the current state of director and executive remuneration and how it is might evolve in the future. The interview covered a wide range of topics and includes insights on current challenges for remuneration committees, ESG, the impact of policies…

October 12, 2022 Watch the interview >

ESG is a growing characteristic of executive remuneration plans, with 58% of FTSE 100 companies including these metrics in their reward packages – up from 45% in 2020. According to a 2021 PwC Survey amongst Corporate Directors, 94% support the inclusion of non-financial targets in executive compensation plans. But aside from this, why should companies…

September 15, 2022 Read more >

According to the press, Goldman Sachs economists are predicting a recession later this year and that UK inflation will rise to more than 22% next year. The pound is weak against both the US dollar and the euro. Questions are being asked about how can businesses, communities and individuals survive this latest economic crisis. Inflation…

September 15, 2022 Read more >

Whatever term you wish to use, a rolling story over the last few months has been about workers deciding that they will only do “their job” and not work harder for “the business”. At a time when the short-term economic future looks to still be in the balance, such sentiments may cause concern for managers…

September 15, 2022 Read more >

FT comment supports our Life in the Boardroom survey results that NEDs’ pay is losing pace with their increasingly demanding roles. NEDs are seeking lucrative roles in private and PE-backed companies away from the public gaze. Last Thursday, Agenda, an FT Specialist publication that focuses on corporate boards, published an article “UK non-executive director pay…

September 14, 2022 Read more >

We don’t live in a perfect world nor a perfect meritocracy, but – generally – aren’t people who miss a promotion simply not up to scratch? Thanks to ruthless market forces, a company has a strong incentive to select only the best (barring any nepotism) since empowering low-performers should promptly acquaint a company with its…

September 13, 2022 Read more >

HM Revenue & Customs have recently updated the Employment Related Securities Manual at ERSM30450 and ERSM30460, which relate to the making of joint elections under section 431 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (Section 431 Election). These updates try to address some helpful practical points in relation to making Section 431 Elections.…

September 13, 2022 Read more >

We are proud to announce that Joanne Fegan has taken over from Paul Norris as our Managing Partner, effective from 1 September. Joanne, who is a chartered certified accountant, is also a director of MM&K Limited. These management changes allow Paul to reduce his time commitment to the firm, whilst retaining a client-facing role and…

September 1, 2022 Read more >

On the 12th July, the ESOP Centre hosted a members’ webclave titled “Are Broad-Based Share Plans Still Fit For Purpose?”. The guest speakers covered a number of topics and issues affecting broad-based share plans today. An employee share scheme is a powerful tool for employee retention and alignment of stakeholder interests. As employment practices are…

July 19, 2022 Read more >

Is there anything you miss about the nineties? Fortunately, you did not access this article via dial-up (hopefully). Unfortunately, inflation has reached as high as 9.1%, last seen in 1990 when Germany was still split in two. Non-executive directors (NEDs) are typically paid an annual basic fee, but there is usually opportunity to supplement this…

July 19, 2022 Read more >

As remuneration experts, MM&K consult on all areas of pay and incentives for the companies we advise. Part of our service may also require an element of ‘Job Matching’ which is the process of evaluating a job role based on its responsibilities and capabilities and then identifying which level it sits at within a company’s…

July 19, 2022 Read more >

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 >

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