city, eye, data, breach, cybersecurity, big brother

3 May, 2019

The outlook for governance in 2019

This could be a significant year in the development of governance. Among the big topics in 2019, boards need to get to grips with cybersecurity, manage the changing nature of engagement and come to te...
whistleblower, whistleblowing, whistle, red card, yellow card

29 March, 2019

What boards need to know about whistleblowing

Big corporate scandals have made whistleblowing a headline topic. From Danske Bank to the Panama Papers, whistleblowers have thrown a spotlight on problematic behaviour. Politicians and regulators ...
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....
documents, business papers, board packs, board papers

14 February, 2019

How information overload can threaten board effectiveness

The composition of boards, their agenda and processes for decision-making are critical to ensuring boards discharge their responsibilities. But the quality of their decision-making is critically depen...
compliance

11 September, 2018

Understanding the true costs of compliance and non-compliance

Making sure that your business is fully compliant across different countries is not easy, but is necessary for the operation of the company. The unknowledgeable busin...
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...
EU flag, European Union, EU, shareholder rights directive

22 January, 2018

European Commission proposes new VAT reforms

New rules to give EU member states more flexibility to set VAT rates have been proposed by the European Commission. The EU's common VAT rules—agreed by all member states in 1992—are out of date...
compliance

17 January, 2018

Half of large corporates have unreported compliance breaches

More than half of UK companies have compliance breaches that remain unreported to regulators, according to new research. The survey reveals that 52% of large corporates are aware of "compliance iss...
gender diversity, gender quotas, gender equality

5 December, 2017

EU proposal aims to prioritise women on boards and close gender pay gap

Legislative proposals aimed at narrowing the gender pay gap in EU member states have been published by EU commissioner for justice and gender equality, Vĕra Jourová. Jourová is also calling for ...
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...