executive pay, pay, remuneration, pay ratios, corporate governance, finance

29 August, 2017

Publishing pay ratios is ‘crude’, but are a ‘step in the right direction’

Publishing executive and staff pay ratios under new governance reform rules would be a "crude" measure of valuing remuneration, but it should force boards to consider pay as a whole, experts have s...
Greg Clark, business secretary, governance reform

29 August, 2017

Governance reform expands reporting obligation of large UK firms

Large non-listed companies in the UK will have to report on how they take into account the interests of employees, shareholders and the environment in which they operate, in what will be the biggest ...
Sterling, pound

18 August, 2017

‘Shareholder spring’ dents FTSE100 remuneration rise

A reprise of the "shareholder spring" last year has seen more modest remuneration for the UK’s top company directors, according to research from the Investment Association. However, dissent among th...
UK parliament, London, House of Parliament

22 June, 2017

No corporate governance reform ‘talk’ in Brexit-focused Queen’s Speech

The focus on Brexit in the Queen’s Speech could be a bad sign for anyone waiting for...
Greg Clark, business secretary, governance reform

12 June, 2017

Greg Clark reappointed business secretary

Greg Clark, the business secretary charged with overseeing reform of corporate governance in the UK, has retained his position in a cabinet reshuffle following the general election last week. Thoug...
Theresa May

19 April, 2017

General election creates uncertainty for governance reform

So, the UK will likely go to the polls on 8 June to decide whether prime minister Theresa May should have her own mandate to lead the country through the Brexit process. May's surprise announcement...
UK parliament, governance reform

21 February, 2017

Government told shareholder engagement ‘does not work’

The current system of shareholder engagement "does not work" and is the answer to many of the problems affecting UK corporate governance, according to a group representing individual shareholders in t...

16 February, 2017

FRC to launch ‘fundamental’ review of UK governance code

The UK's financial reporting watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), is to undertake a fundamental review of Britain's corporate governance code, a move that comes in the wake of prime minist...
executive pay, remuneration

30 January, 2017

Why the pay debate refuses to go away

In late 2015, ACCA published joint research with the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which suggested that people valued "recognition at work" more highly than "pay", even though t...