FTSE, investors, shareholders

7 November, 2017

Investors turn the screws over toned-down executive pay awards

FTSE350 companies have been given notice by shareholders that a trend to cut variable pay awards for executives should continue into 2018. The warning came from the
Halfords

17 July, 2017

Halfords faces opposition to reappointment of auditor

Halfords, the car carts and bicycle retailer, faces opposition to the reappointment of Big Four firm KPMG as auditor over concerns about independence.
executive pay, remuneration

26 April, 2017

Pay consultant argues LTIPs are ‘effective’, despite calls to end them

Long-term incentive plans (LTIPs) are an "effective tool" for integrating executive pay with performance, according to a leading remuneration consultant, despite calls from politicians for an end to s...
bricks, housebuilding

24 April, 2017

Adviser concern builds for executive pay at Persimmon

The housebuilding sector faces further controversy over executive pay after it emerged that shareholder advisers have issued guidance to vote against the pay deal at Persimmon. The Financial Ti...
Yngve Slynstad, Norges Bank Investment Management

7 April, 2017

Norwegian oil fund seeks the end of LTIPs

Norway's $900bn sovereign wealth fund has intervened on the executive pay debate, revealing that it wants to see the end of long-term incentive plans for chief executives at its investee companies, a...
UK parliament, governance reform

5 April, 2017

MPs propose major changes to UK governance code

Half of the board members in UK companies should be women, according to a report from members of the UK parliament, which recommends that the government sets a target from May 2020 for new boardroom a...