Progress slows among the largest listed companies to achieve board gender diversity, while the broader leadership target extends to include all FTSE 350 companies.
As technological evolution places innovation at the heart of industrial development and productivity, a high-level panel at the CBI’s annual conference warns the UK to improve its skills base or fall further behind.
Business organisation the Confederation of British Industry wants to establish an independent body to help steer industrial strategy that has a “clear vision”.
Transport for London removes Uber’s right to trade as a taxi company in London over issues such as reporting crime, and software that could block regulatory access to its smartphone app.
Business groups are largely in favour of the government’s planned law to publish pay ratios, but the TUC describes the ‘tick-box’ approach as ‘feeble’.
One of the UK’s most senior female business figures, Dame Helen Alexander, has died aged 60 from cancer. She served on the boards of many companies, and recently co-led a review into the number of women on FTSE350 boards.
Conservative Party manifesto sees Theresa May commit to employee involvement in the running of their companies, annual votes on executive pay and the publication of pay ratios.
Labour’s manifesto includes measures on curbing excessive executive pay, but there are concerns about the level of proposed state intervention.
Confederation of British Industry releases an election manifesto for business, with calls for greater shareholder powers over pay and reporting on employee engagement.
Government committee suggests an overhaul of governance reform, including targets for women on boards, publication of pay ratios, and the end of LTIPs.