Workers in overalls and helmets

25 June, 2021

Workforce voice in corporate governance: where are we now?

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has just published
Employees walking through the city

29 April, 2021

FTSE 100 rejects idea of employee director to boost worker engagement

Not so long ago the idea of workers on boards was a hot topic; former prime minister Theresa May even made it part of her forlorn efforts to make society more equitable. It seems big companies don’t...
A group of worker directors

18 August, 2020

Worker directors: what to consider when appointing employees to boards

Growing regulatory support for large UK corporations to ensure employee interests are represented to and properly considered by their boards should spur organisations to consider whether "worker direc...
workers on boards, employee representation

16 January, 2019

Dim prospects for employees on boards

One of the current hot topics in the governance world is that of workers on boards. Like so many other issues in our society at the moment, this has become the focus of polarised debate. Those who ...
Sir Win Bischoff, FRC, Financial Reporting Council, corporate governance

5 December, 2017

UK’s new governance code targets corporate culture, wider society and pay

A proposed new UK corporate governance code will stress the need for boards to consider their “contribution to wider society” and place new responsibilities on directors to manage company culture....
UK flag, UK government

4 September, 2017

UK government waters down plans to strengthen corporate governance

Watered-down proposals to improve the UK’s corporate governance regime have been
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 ...
Emmanuel Macron, France

11 July, 2017

France: Macron and the future of corporate governance

The election of president Emmanuel Macron in May, and the success of his representatives in...
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...
Sports Direct, Keith Hellawell

10 March, 2017

Employee representative ‘will do little’ to fix Sports Direct governance

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