As modern corporate governance turns 21 following the 1992 publication of the Cadbury report, we review where UK businesses are succeeding in demonstrating accountability – and the areas that still need work.
Our interim corporate governance research into more than 240 FTSE 350 annual reports in 2011/2012 finds that while FTSE 350 chairmen are better engaged on corporate governance, many still aren’t setting a clear ‘tone from the top’.
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), which oversees the UK’s corporate governance codes, released a new report today showing a strong uptake of new provisions among companies and shareholders. But the review also highlights some ongoing areas of concern…
Our 10th annual Corporate Governance Review highlights the current trends and challenges that face the FTSE 350. While the UK’s top performing companies have made considerable achievements over the last decade, the review shows where the new focus areas lie.
The acquisition of Cadbury plc by the US-based Kraft Food Inc in 2010 caused a public outcry and political debate on the UK takeover regime. As a result, new rules have come into force on UK public company takeovers. What are the key amendments, and how will they impact future M&A and takeover activity?
Fresh changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) this week seek to “strengthen the principle of boardroom diversity” – and companies are being urged to respond rapidly.
Last week the European Commission launched a public consultation into European corporate governance, its effectiveness and possible ways forward. On the discussion agenda are board effectiveness, gender diversity, short-termism and the failure of self-regulation prior to the economic crisis. Read on to join the debate.
What issues will be topical during the current reporting cycle for private and non-listed companies? And what are their wider business concerns? Grant Thornton’s new guide helps non-executive directors (NEDs) understand the issues.
Many companies are not being clear enough when reporting the principal risks and uncertainties facing their business, said a concerned Financial Reporting Review Panel last week. What steps can businesses take to improve compliance?
FTSE 100 director bonuses fell by 30% last year but have jumped 22% this year. Basic salaries and share incentives are also up. Are the good times back? Damon Syson reviews the lie of the land for executive salaries.