COVID-19 Capital and Pay Response

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and cause economic disruption UK-listed companies are taking action to support their balance sheets and provide financial flexibility. In particular, many companies have adjusted their approach to capital allocations with some also reviewing its approach to executive and employee remuneration. Boards have difficult decisions to make and getting […]

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UK reporting diversity

UK reporting watchdog issues diversity warning The majority of the UK’s leading companies are failing to act on boardroom ethnic diversity, a major report by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) reveals. The report, which reveals most of the FTSE 350 do not set measurable ethnicity targets, has fuelled concerns that companies will fail to meet […]

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Consumer groups slam attempt to delay SRD II

More than a fifth of FTSE 350 companies faced significant shareholder dissent in the 2019 AGM season – with executive pay and directors’ elections topping the list of investor discord. The shocking findings, from data gathered by the Minerva Analytics and the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, should make for uncomfortable reading for many UK […]

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Exec Pay – The Invisible Drag on Innovation CEO remuneration packages actively discourage innovation in UK’s top companies, new Nesta analysis finds The way most big businesses reward their Chief Executives and other senior staff is inhibiting innovation and research and development, and encouraging short-term gains over long-term investment, according to a study of the […]

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UK External Board Evaluation

Board evaluation: new research identifies opacity and market concentration concerns Board evaluation, if done correctly, provides a vital tool for directors to strengthen board effectiveness. It provides an opportunity for boards to review its skills and experience; its composition and processes; and its activities and behaviours. Whether conducted internally or externally, regular board evaluations is […]

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