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As part of its long-term strategy around taxation, the administration of tax and wider tax policies, HM Treasury have split out the aspects of the recent Budget that related specifically to these areas.  As a result, Tuesday 23rd March saw the publication of a raft of tax policies and consultations. The impact of this work…

March 27, 2021 Read more >

On Wednesday 24th February, the Investment Association published an update on its previous guidance seeking to update IA member expectations on how Remuneration Committees should be reflecting the impact of COVID-19 on executive pay. The main thrust of the update was an addendum to the original guidance that it published in November 2020 which we…

February 25, 2021 Read more >

Following last month’s article about gender diversity, this month, MM&K will dive into a different area of diversity: age. Diversity is an increasingly important matter for companies of all kinds- but it is not just limited to race and gender.  In fact, age diversity may play a significant role with regard to managing key social…

February 25, 2021 Read more >

Six recent renewable energy start-ups have attracted more than £1bn in funding. It is clear to many that the development of renewable energy sources is essential for the planet. It is now also equally clear that investors are willing to put serious money behind viable renewable energy business ventures. Start-ups don’t have a monopoly on…

February 25, 2021 Read more >

2020 was truly an unusual year – COVID has brought on many changes to our daily lives in and out of the office. Many companies had to embrace remote working and to review their KPI targets set at the beginning of the year (i.e. pre-COVID). Another change that has significantly manifested itself is the way…

January 25, 2021 Read more >

Last month, the QCA published its updated guidance for remuneration committees. The guidance is well-written and contains useful guidance for small and medium-sized companies, with helpful examples. It also indicates a tougher regulatory regime for AIM companies. The guidance starts by defining an effective remuneration committee in the following terms: “Effective Remuneration Committees ensure both…

January 25, 2021 Read more >

January has started to become the time when the pay of executive directors (and in particular the pay of the CEO/Managing Director) comes into sharp focus.  Having waded through the initial headlines, the early signs about 2021 are that (probably unsurprisingly, given the economic conditions) CEO pay has broadly remained flat. As a result of…

January 25, 2021 Read more >

In this article, we review a recent report published by the QCA in conjunction with Henley Business School entitled “ESG in Small and Medium-sized Quoted Companies: Perceptions, Myths and Realities”. ESG (which to remind readers stands for “Environmental, Social and Governance”) has received huge coverage recently, which may have worn the patience of many readers…

November 27, 2020 Read more >

Our April newsletter included an article on restricted share schemes, in particular making reference to research from the Purposeful Company (published at the end of 2019) suggesting that a growing body of investors are willing to consider alternative remuneration structures (to the standard LTIP), if the Remuneration Committee can argue the strategic benefits of adopting…

November 27, 2020 Read more >

In light of the deepening effect of COVID-19, here are some thoughts designed to help remuneration committees as they turn their minds to bonus awards for 2020 and performance metrics for both short- and long-term awards in 2021. Annual bonus awards for 2020 Performance measures and targets for 2020 will have been set at the…

October 29, 2020 Read more >

Every year the GECN Group conducts research into global trends in Corporate Governance. The GECN Group comprises five independent advisory firms specialising in executive remuneration and corporate governance www.gecn.com. GECN Group companies have offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Kyiv, Geneva, Zurich, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney. MM&K is the GECN Group company in the…

September 28, 2020 Read more >

Companies have a responsibility to consider the impact of their activities on the environment and society and to operate within a robust corporate governance framework. There is no question about that. ESG is fast becoming ingrained, if it is not already established, in corporate strategy, culture and operations. It is clear, however, that ESG means…

September 28, 2020 Read more >

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