UK parliament, governance reform

26 March, 2019

MPs call on regulator to get tough on executive pay


The new governance and accounting regulator for the UK should have powers to tackle companies over excessive executive pay levels, according to a report from an influential House of Commons committee....
remuneration, remco, pay, CEO pay

20 February, 2019

Think tank recommends culture and people role for remcos

While boards attract much attention, especially in times of crisis, their constituent committees remain largely unnoticed (except audit committees when something goes wrong with the accounts). That co...

24 December, 2018

2018: A year in governance

Senior officials at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) may believe Scrooge has stepped off the pages of A Christmas Carol. In his recent oh-so-close-to-festivities report, Sir John Kingman...
Carlos Ghosn

30 November, 2018

Executive pay storms back onto corporate agenda

The media has just been through another executive pay frenzy. The Investment Association (IA), a body for investment managers, has issued new guidelines on pay which it wants implemented by companies;...
Volkswagen, VW

7 November, 2018

Germany launches new governance code

The debate in Germany over executive pay has reached a climax with the publication of a new corporate governance code, which includes measures to address rising levels of remuneration. The German C...
Wall Street

17 August, 2018

US chief executive pay surges 17.6%

Chief executive pay in the US has surged significantly, growing by 17.6% from 2016–17, according to figures from a think-tank. The rise takes the average CEO-to-worker pay ratio to 312 to 1, risi...
executive pay, remuneration, pay ratios

15 August, 2018

Chief executive pay up 11%, despite rising opposition

Median pay for a FTSE 100 chief executive rose 11% in 2017, according to new research. The median pay for a CEO in the top 100 companies has now reached £3.93m per year, according to
executive pay, remuneration

14 August, 2018

Investors tougher on pay in latest voting season

The UK has seen a significant rise in the number of investor revolts against remuneration reports, according to figures published by Big Four accounting firm Deloitte. The news will support the vie...
CSR, corporate social responsibility

25 July, 2018

When doing good garners bad press

In 2016, US companies donated a total of $18.6bn to charity. That s...
Royal Mail

20 July, 2018

Shareholders reject Royal Mail’s remuneration report

Royal Mail yesterday saw one of the biggest shareholder revolts over a remuneration report of any company listed in the UK. Investors voted 70.17% against a report, which had included a "golden hel...