corporate governance code

21 February, 2018

Could a refreshed corporate 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 (...
executive pay, remuneration

5 January, 2018

Fat Cat Thursday renews pressure over executive pay

The pressure on boards over executive pay was renewed yesterday when the day was declared "Fat Cat Thursday" by the UK's High Pay Centre, the day when the average pay of a FTSE 100 chief executive rea...
executive pay, remuneration, pay ratios

2 January, 2018

European CEO pay ratios highest in UK, France and Germany

Pay ratios of CEOs in the UK are higher than in any other European country, a study has revealed. The

20 December, 2017

Pearson tops list of shareholder revolts on remuneration

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governance code, UK Corporate Governance Code, FRC

5 December, 2017

Plans released for ‘shorter, sharper’ UK Corporate Governance Code

Proposals for a “shorter, sharper” UK Corporate Governance Code have been published by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). Building on the findings from the
Shell

1 December, 2017

Shell reports gender pay gap of 22.2%

Energy giant Shell has revealed it pays women 22.2% less on average than its male staff, according to its
Women on boards, gender diversity

1 December, 2017

There’s no merit in untapped female talent for board roles

Has the C-suite truly bought into the business case that diversity makes us smarter? The short answer is that we’ve made some progress in the boardroom, but mainly o...
holiday pay, annual leave, remuneration

29 November, 2017

Landmark ruling on holiday pay could prove costly for business

Employees who are wrongly classified as self-employed contractors can claim back pay in respect of unpaid annual leave going back many years when their “worker” status is established, the European...
gender pay gap, women in business

22 September, 2017

Energy supplier SSE reveals growing gender pay gap

British energy supplier SSE has become the first FTSE 100 member to publish its
Burberry, Burberry shareholders

14 July, 2017

Burberry shareholders revolt against executive pay report

Close to one-third of shareholders voted against the remuneration report of global fashion brand Burberry at its AGM this week. The vote came after