investment, shares, stocks, stock market

2 February, 2018

ICGN calls for inclusion of buy-backs in governance code

The UK Corporate Governance Code should address the use of share buy-backs, according to George Dallas, policy director of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). A new revision of t...
James Wates

1 February, 2018

James Wates to chair private company governance group

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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...
time, change, corporate governance

22 January, 2018

Twenty-five years of the UK Corporate Governance Code

On December 17, 2010, Tarek el-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor, set fire to himself in protest at being harassed by the police in the provincial Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid. In this act of de...
Carillion, FRC

16 January, 2018

Carillion directors face probe after company goes into liquidation

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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...
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....
pay slip, wages, salary, remuneration

5 December, 2017

Remuneration committees’ remit broadened under revised UK Code

Wider workforce pay and policy influence, and details on how this relates to executive remuneration, would come under the remit of remuneration committees under a revised UK Corporate Governance Code....
Stephen Haddrill, FRC

30 November, 2017

FRC: We should have moved more quickly on KPMG/HBOS audit inquiry

Accountancy’s watchdog has admitted that it should have taken a more “proactive approach” in delving into KPMG’s work as auditor of failed bank HBOS. A Financial Reporting Council (FRC) rep...
City of London, investment, risk

24 November, 2017

Investors seek more ‘comprehensive information’ on risks

More improvements could be made to the reporting of risk, according to a UK watchdog, though investors say they have seen progress in both reporting and engagement since the financial crisis. A new...