Organisations seek to design and operate compensation and benefit programs in a cost-effective, tax efficient and compliant manner – for the employer as well as employees. Deloitte can help acquisitions align their compensation and benefits programs with the company’s overall talent and corporate strategies, and the marketplace needs. We help address a complex array of tax matters at various stages of a company’s lifecycle, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, right-sizing, and general restructuring.
Beyond compliance, our integrated team of specialists can help explore opportunities to transform global employment programs, such as, discerning the total rewards that critical employees want and need; identifying incentives for employees to successfully carry out company business and talent plans; and exploring ideas that provide a cost-efficient return on investment.
How we can help
Deloitte can help you develop executive remuneration strategies which support your business, based on our experience of working for many years with the UK’s largest companies. We also advise remuneration committees on corporate governance and the regulatory framework that applies to executive remuneration in the UK. We have close links to the investor community, which allows us to convey current shareholder sentiment when helping companies develop their remuneration framework and in working towards the AGM. Deloitte has also been closely involved with the consultation from the Department of Business Innovation and Skills in developing the new disclosure requirements; and can assist you in drafting your Directors’ Remuneration Report to comply with the new regulations.
We can help on all aspects of reward from performance measurement to pay benchmarking, managing pay at recruitment and cessation of executives.More on executive remuneration
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