No, there is no payment date explicitly mentioned.
My reasons for regarding the end of January as the "normal" payment date are:
It it based on both personal and company performance, with the maximum bonus percentage stated in my contract.
During the discussions already held I have been told the percentage bonus that the company expects to pay this year (which I have no objections to) and I believe this constitutes application of the "discretionary" aspect of the bonus scheme.
A scan of the relevant clauses from my contract is below:
Thanks for your reply.
I think my next step should be to have a conversation with my boss to state that I am not happy with my bonus being deferred until after I have left the company, thus causing me to lose the bonus. I would also like to say that I believe that "changing the rules" regarding the payment of the bonus is a change to me T's and C's which I have a right to refuse.
If I have to take this further I will consider doing so, but would much prefer an amicable resolution based on what is fair and right.
I don't want to do nothing, and be deemed to have implicitly accepted the deferment.
Does this appear to be a prudent course of action, or would you recommend against instigation such a discussion?