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Executive pay: financial incentives damage long-term profits

The more focus companies put on financial incentives for CEOs’ bonuses, the worse the firm’s commercial performance, according to a... offers share options to staff

14 Dec 2020

Furniture retailer is handing out shares in the company to all staff below senior management level, after achieving £1bn sales since it launched.

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Labour could ban City bonuses

6 Sep 2019

John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, has said a future Labour government could ban bonuses in the City, unless the financial...

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BT to allocate £50m shares to employees

17 May 2019

BT is to distribute £50m in shares each year to staff as it sets out to improve customer service, alter its workplace culture and improve workforce morale.

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Royal Mail workers lose money after drop in share price

15 Oct 2018

Hundreds of Royal Mail employees with free shares in the company have lost money because of a dramatic fall in...

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Labour plans compulsory employee share ownership

24 Sep 2018

A future Labour government would require all companies with 250 or more employees to give shares to their workers worth...

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Deliveroo calls for new gig worker status

7 Jul 2017

Food delivery company Deliveroo has announced plans to offer its self-employed couriers sick pay as it calls on the Government...

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How to get the most out of good leaver/bad leaver provisions

12 Jun 2015

Kate Schmit and Nicholas Atkins look at the use of good leaver/bad leaver provisions to incentivise employees, and suggest that...

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The benefits and challenges of employee share incentives

20 Feb 2015

Recent academic research looking into the impact of employee share ownership provides some fairly compelling data to support arguments that...

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Employee-shareholder contracts: five things you need to know

28 Aug 2013

On 1 September 2013, a new kind of employment contract – the employee-shareholder contract – is introduced. Employee-shareholders will benefit...

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Employee-shareholder status comes at expense of employment rights

10 Jun 2013

The Government intends its new legislation to come into force in September, but many employers, workers and unions feel that...

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Lords’ approval of shares-for-rights proposal met with criticism

25 Apr 2013

The decision by the House of Lords to approve the “shares-for-rights” clause in the Government’s Growth and Infrastructure Bill has...

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House of Lords rejects ‘shares for rights’ proposal for second time

23 Apr 2013

The House of Lords has voted for the second time to reject the Government’s “shares-for-rights” proposal, only weeks after it previously...

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House of Commons reinstates ‘rights for shares’ proposal after Lords rejection

16 Apr 2013

The House of Commons has voted to reinstate the Government’s controversial “rights for shares” proposal into the Growth and Infrastructure...

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Legal opinion: Incentivising staff in challenging economic conditions

1 Aug 2011

Incentivising staff in these challenging economic times is more important than ever as employers look to increase productivity and get...

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