Ashurst, pension regulation

12 September, 2018

‘Uncharted territory’ for directors as hard line set for pension regulation

When the construction giant Carillion collapsed earlier this year it emerged that the company went under, leaving liabilities of around £7bn. Observers questioned why the company’s problems were no...

15 August, 2018

PwC heavily criticised for ‘failed’ audit of BHS

PwC's audit of collapsed high-street department store BHS included failings in ethical standards, according to a stinging report from regulators. The report also revealed that Steven Denison, the e...
Theresa May, prime minister

3 May, 2017

Directors could be struck off for failing to protect pensions, says PM

The behaviour and ethics of company directors moved centre-stage in the UK general election yesterday, when prime minister Theresa May announced plans to protect pensions from "irresponsible" bosses. ...
House of Commons, Houses of Parliament

14 February, 2017

MPs say extend governance code to private companies

Large private businesses in Britain should be subject to the UK's corporate governance code for publicly listed companies, according to a House of Commons committee of MPs responding to the collapse ...
Stephen Haddrill, FRC

9 December, 2016

A question of cultural reform

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13 November, 2016

Former BHS owner arrested amid tax investigation

Dominic Chappell has been arrested as part of an investigation into unpaid taxes on profits made from the collapsed department store chain BHS. According to

14 September, 2016

BHS fiasco prompts better private company governance

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Sports Direct

17 August, 2016

Cleaning up the governance act

It is 24 years since the publication of the Cadbury Report, one of the most significant milestones in the history of Corporate Governance; and it is 43 years since Edward Heath referred to Tiny Rowlan...
Stephen Haddrill, FRC

7 June, 2016

UK governance watchdog responds to criticism over BHS

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