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The Disclosure of UK Boardroom Pay: The March 2001 DTI proposals

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Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>10/2001
<mark>Journal</mark>Corporate Governance: An International Review
Issue number4
Volume9
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)276-285
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

In March 2001 the government announced that new disclosure rules relating to UK boardroom pay would be introduced. This paper critically evaluates these proposals. The new proposals emerged from the government’s Directors Remuneration consultative document issued in July 1999. The current paper makes the following contributions to the governance literature. First, the new disclosure proposals are reviewed. I suggest that they are incomplete both in their detail and scope. I also suggest that the government has conceded that more US style executive compensation disclosure is required. Second, I describe US executive compensation disclosure practices. If convergence in disclosure practice is potentially desirable then a more systematic comparison and analysis of current disclosure policies in the two economies is warranted.