Covid-19, coronavirus, hits markets

21 July, 2020

Covid-19: FRC urges companies to provide ‘more extensive disclosures’

The campaign for companies to fully report the impact of Covid-19 on their performance continues. A report from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published this week sees the regulator “remindin...

3 July, 2019

Financial risk: questions the board should ask in uncertain times

Currency markets rarely hit the headlines during periods of stability. So it is unsurprising that, in the aftermath of the UK’s Brexit referendum, the precipitous fall in the value of the pound acte...
Trading screen showing share prices

26 February, 2018

Share buybacks: a question of governance?

The common practice of share buybacks is on the UK government’s agenda. In late January the department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) annou...
Audit and fraud investigations folder

15 January, 2018

Reported fraud in the UK soars to more than £2bn

The total value of fraud in the UK has risen by 538% to £2.11bn in the past 15 years, and was up by 6.5% in 2017 from £1.99bn in 2016, new research shows. The study by accountancy firm BDO LLP, ...
German government building Berlin, German law, Germany

3 November, 2016

German pension reform to offer more certainty and flexibility to employers

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1 November, 2016

Insolvencies could be prevented, says pensions adviser

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31 October, 2016

Uber faced with £12m pensions bill

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Tokyo skyline, Japan

7 September, 2015

Natural disasters could cost businesses $4.6trn

Based on original research by the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Lloyd's City Risk Index shows how governments, businesses and communities are ...

2 September, 2015

Tesco forced to offer workers concessions

Earlier this year the supermarket said it would be closing its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme and would replace it with a defined contribution scheme. It has now been forced to increase the ma...

17 August, 2015

Pensions deficits exceed combined annual salary of UK workforce

Over the past 15 years, companies have injected £500bn into pensions—only to see deficits treble, according to pensions consultancy Hymans Robertson. The firm said that deficit levels have rise...