Law books and gavel

3 July, 2020

Companies Act duties ‘need testing in the courts’ to improve governance

New legislation will not be needed for corporate governance reform resulting from a move to a stakeholder capitalism model, says a leading academic. In an
boardroom, board executives

1 July, 2020

Governance centre aims to rebuild ‘professional legitimacy’ of directors

While the Covid-19 pandemic may not have been caused by a corporate governance failing, it has certainly shone a light on areas that need reform. This week the UK’s Institute of Directors launche...
stakeholders, public trust in business

7 February, 2020

The stakeholder capitalism era could mean more UK governance reform

It’s almost a month since the UK general election and already the policies on corporate governance reform paraded by the main parties as part of their manifestos seem like a fading memory. But no...
The National Lottery, Camelot

28 June, 2018

Ex-Olympics minister takes Camelot chair in board evolution

UK National Lottery operator Camelot has reinvigorated its board with major new appointments. Former Olympics minister Sir Hugh Robertson has been appointed chairman, while Ei group chairman Robert...
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 ...
City of London, financial, banking

10 May, 2017

IoD calls for shareholders to have second vote on pay

The next government should introduce new laws giving shareholders a second vote, if there is a significant minority vote against a company's remuneration report, according to the UK's Institute of Dir...

27 February, 2017

Singapore puts governance under review

Corporate governance in Singapore is to be reviewed. An announcement from the state's financial regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, said a special council would be set up to review the...
executive pay, remuneration policies

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...
Theresa May Davos 2017

20 January, 2017

May: governance reform at heart of UK effort to remain ‘global’

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executive pay

3 January, 2017

Executive pay battle: a futile stomp over old ground

Theresa May has made tackling corporate excess one of her key priorities in government. In a