corporate governance code

21 February, 2018

Could a revised governance code offer broader scope?

Just when it might seem that corporate governance debacles were receding into the past, along come two more as reminders that confidence in business can be fragile. Events at Persimmon (...
Compliance, regulation

13 February, 2018

Compliance: take it or leave it

Compliance may mean meeting legal or regulatory obligations, but in a corporate setting, compliance is viewed as a cost from both a people and a financial resource perspective. “Essent...
Magnet, shareholders, stakeholders

12 February, 2018

A very strategic engagement: stakeholders and long-term value

Everyone is talking about them, but who or what are they? The term “stakeholder” is a catch-all shorthand for all those who can in any way affect, or be affected by, the fortunes and...
Mazars, corporate governance code, fit for purpose

12 February, 2018

Evolving a corporate governance code that is fit for purpose

Corporate governance is rarely out of the business headlines. In spite of 25 years of an evolving corporate governance framework for UK-listed companies, in the wake of any high-profile ...
power station, climate change

8 February, 2018

Investors’ fiduciary duty should ‘require’ attention to climate change

The UK's investment regulation should be reformed so that fiduciary duties for investors include a consideration of climate change and ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues. The call co...
Brainloop, board communication, board packs

7 February, 2018

How good board communication can mitigate risk

As corporate scandals continue to emerge, company boards are increasingly in the spotlight about their knowledge, understanding and decision-making processes when dealing with problems in the business...
Carillion

29 January, 2018

Watchdog to probe KPMG over its audit of Carillion

The UK's audit watchdog is to investigate Big Four audit firm KPMG for its work on the collapsed services and construction giant Carillion. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) announced this morn...
boardroom, governance

12 December, 2017

‘Communication gap’ found between audit committee chairs and auditors

A "communication gap" between audit committee chairs and auditors over the level of materiality applied during an audit is occurring in a significant number of companies, according to a thematic revie...
boardroom, chair, chairman, board, ftse 100

11 December, 2017

One-fifth of FTSE 100 chairs could be affected by nine-year tenure rule

Almost a fifth of boardroom chairmen in the FTSE 100 could be forced to move on from their role after nine years, according to proposed measures in a
Theresa May, prime minister

8 December, 2017

UK’s draft new governance code has a social mission

There were no big condemnations, no one cried foul; the release of the F...