remuneration vs renumeration : Common Errors in English

About remuneration vs renumeration

Although “remuneration” looks as if it might mean “repayment” it usually means simply “payment.” In speech it is often confused with “renumeration,” which would mean re-counting (counting again).

remuneration Meaning(s)

  • (n) the act of paying for goods or services or to recompense for losses
  • (n) something that remunerates

remuneration in News

  1. WPP Shareholders Approve CEO Sorrell's Compensation

    A majority of WPP shareholders voted in favor of company chief Martin Sorrell’s new remuneration package with 80.6 percent of them casting ballots to approve it. The vote at WPP’s annual meeting in London today comes after 60 percent of shareholders rejected his compensation scheme last year. As a result, Sorrell—who earned almost $28 million last year—is now taking a $235,000 pay cut off his ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: AdWeek

  2. Kenyan Lawmakers Accept Pay Cut, Luxury Car Allowance

    Following a public outcry, Kenyan lawmakers have agreed to lower their salaries but will still get a bonus to buy a luxury car. Kenya's Salaries and Remuneration Commission says that after negotiations, members of parliament have agreed to accept salaries of about $75,000 per year. That's a steep cut from the $120,000 that parliament members earned last year. However, the commission says the ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Voice of America

  3. Marks & Spencer CEO's pay package falls one third

    LONDON (Reuters) - The chief executive of Britain's largest clothing retailer Marks & Spencer saw his overall remuneration package fall by a third in 2012-13, a year when the firm posted its lowest annual ...
    on June 6, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

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