9 November, 2017

FTSE 350 firms urged to increase gender diversity in leadership teams

A target for gender diversity in FTSE 100 leadership teams has been extended to the next 250 largest listed companies. The Hampton-Alexander Review followed Lord Davies’s report and targ...
programming, IT skills, code, digital skills, digital revolution

7 November, 2017

Skills crisis threatens UK’s place in the industrial world, say CBI panellists

A skills crisis in the UK is seeing it fall behind the rest of the world, and is exacerbated by artificial intelligence, automation and regional divides, according to a high-level panel at the CBI’s...
Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI

6 November, 2017

CBI seeks independent body for industrial strategy development

Britain's leading business association has called for the creation of an independent body to advise on and measure the progress of a new national industrial strategy. The call comes on the first da...
Uber

22 September, 2017

Uber loses licence over ‘lack of corporate responsibility’

A "lack of corporate responsibility" is at the centre of reasons for withdrawing Uber's licence to operate as a taxi service in London. Transport for London (TfL), the licensing authority, has anno...
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...
Dame Helen Alexander

7 August, 2017

Dame Helen Alexander, former CBI president, dies

One of the UK’s most senior female business figures has passed away. Dame Helen Alexander, who oversaw the growth of The Economist as its group CEO between 1997 and 2008, died on 5 Augus...
Theresa May

19 May, 2017

Tories commit to greater employee involvement in governance

The Conservative Party has made a public commitment to legislate for the inclusion of employee representatives in the running of listed companies. The party also commits itself to requiring companies...
Jeremy Corbyn

17 May, 2017

Labour targets executive pay and plans expanded duty of care

Labour confirmed that it plans to introduce an "excessiv...
Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI

5 May, 2017

CBI calls on election winner to address pay and employee engagement

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has published its own
UK parliament, governance reform

5 April, 2017

MPs propose major changes to UK governance code

Half of the board members in UK companies should be women, according to a report from members of the UK parliament, which recommends that the government sets a target from May 2020 for new boardroom a...