Director remuneration has been scrutinised in recent times. Large pay packets can seem very out of place in a tight economy. This feature looks at the need for transparency and justification around how directors are being paid. It is important to be clear who deserves what and why. The main parties watching the remuneration figures are the media, the public, and company shareholders. Our experts discuss the issue of accountability and look at changes in reporting systems. They give their opinions on the way remuneration packages are put together and how problems could be resolved.