John McDonnell, Labour shadow chancellor

20 November, 2019

Labour announces plans for UK corporate governance reforms

The UK’s general election campaign turned its focus on corporate governance this week, as the Labour Party announced its proposals for reform. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell gave a speech listi...
Stephen Haddrill, FRC

28 May, 2019

FRC reveals increased budget as it prepares for transition

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is set to increase its workload and budget, monitoring audits as well as compliance with the UK corporate governance code, before its transition to a new regulato...
organisational models, people, employees

26 May, 2019

Organisational models: why teal is the new colour of business

To a certain extent, corporate governance is no longer treated only as a legal matter dealing with structures and procedures, but is increasingly perceived as leverage to serve other objectives. In...
whistleblowing, social media

8 March, 2019

Why boards need to support whistleblowers

Misselling financial products to meet bonus targets. Unsafe working practices on construction sites. Breach of food safety regulations putting consumers at risk of illness. Sexual favours for disaster...
corporate culture

12 October, 2018

Steps to strengthen boardroom culture, reputation and risk

In 2002, a team of European insurance supervisors built on their inside knowledge and a decade’s worth of experience of insurance company crise...
boardroom, board executives

11 October, 2018

Companies set to swerve option of workers on boards

In a speech launching her campaign to become Tory party leader Theresa May declared her earnest intention of placing worker representatives on company boards. The measure was all part of her plan to i...
UK Corporate Governance Code

17 July, 2018

Investor urges boards to embrace worker representation set out by new code

Stronger representation of the workforce on the UK’s major company boards is one of the key highlights of the reconstituted Corporate Governance Code, according to commentators. The code sets out...
activist investors, investor activism

25 June, 2018

UK companies face increase in investor activism

The threat of investor activism has increased in the UK over the past year, according to a survey by Alvarez & Marsal (A&M). Its research into the shareholder behaviour of major European re...
FRC new website

22 March, 2018

Financial Reporting Council to face ‘competency inquiry’ by government

Accounting’s regulator faces the prospect of an inquiry into its competency by the government. Business secretary Greg Clark MP told a parliamentary committee investigating the collapse of Carill...