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Influential industry-investor directors' remuneration reporting guidance refreshed for 2014

Influential guidance which brings together the views of companies and shareholders on how companies should disclose and set executive pay in line with their legal responsibilities has been updated to "supplement, clarify and emphasise" aspects of the existing... 18 Dec 2014

Government and industry set out "encouraging progress" towards a longer-term UK investment culture

Recent reforms by government, regulators and industry has given the UK what it needs to deliver lasting changes to corporate culture, two years after the publication of an influential report on ending market short-termism, the business secretary has said.... 30 Oct 2014

Out-Law Guides

  • Issues for directors and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition considerations....

  • Design of share incentive plans

    This guide is based on UK law as at 1st February 2010, unless otherwise stated. It is part of a series on Remuneration of directors . This guide considers some of the key issues for companies when...

  • Design of directors' remuneration packages

    This guide is based on UK law as at 1st February 2010, unless otherwise stated. It is part of a series on Remuneration of directors . This guide considers some of the approaches companies take to t...

  • Deciding directors' remuneration packages (and the influence of institutional investors)

    This guide is based on UK law as at 1st February 2010, unless otherwise stated. It is part of a series on Remuneration of directors . Principle D.2 of the UK Corporate Governance Code states that:...

  • Remuneration of directors at unquoted companies

    This guide is based on UK law as at 1st February 2010, unless otherwise stated. This guide is part of a series on Remuneration of directors , the main focus of which is quoted companies and,...

  • Directors' remuneration: An introduction to the issues

    This guide is based on UK law as at 1st February 2010, unless otherwise stated. It is part of a series on Remuneration of directors . As explained in our series of guides on Directors' service...

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Institutional investors set out stance on payment of "allowances" in new guidelines on executive pay

Variable "allowances" should generally not be included as part of directors' fixed pay because they are "inconsistent with the spirit of simplicity, clarity and pay for performance", according to new guidelines published on behalf of institutional investors.... 21 Oct 2014

UK regulator head criticises EU response to bankers' bonus cap workaround

The head of a UK financial regulator has attacked the EU bankers' bonus cap and has said that a controversial pay mechanism adopted by banks is not ideal, but is the best response to a 'bad policy'.  17 Oct 2014

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