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Governance

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News

Philips scheme completes second pension liability buy-in

Second transaction for Philips as it insures a further £300m of liabilities

25 Jul 2014

Carrying a heavy load

Feature

The weight of non-financial rules

Will the new EU non-financial information rules be a burden? asks Professor Krish Bhaskar

24 Jul 2014

News

FRC warns of ‘engagement deficit’ among investors

FRC raises concerns of emerging "engagement deficit" among investors in mid-market companies

17 Jul 2014

News

FTSE 100 tax dispute provisions up to £2.39bn

Pharmaceutical companies dominate FTSE 100 tax dispute provisioning, according to Thomson Reuters

17 Jul 2014

News

Smith & Nephew ends 77-year audit relationship with EY

FTSE 100 company Smith & Nephew replaces EY with KPMG

14 Jul 2014

Blog

Fifa must red-card its old-fashioned governance structure

Fifa's current governance arrangements have proved unable to deliver effective leadership, accountability, transparency, clean business practices and public confidence

11 Jul 2014

News

British Land's Bell part of revamped Rotork governance

Lucinda Bell joins Rotork as a non-executive, as manufacturer continues to update its board

11 Jul 2014

Opinion

Off Balance: Short stuff signals end for Gowex

Short seller Gotham City seemed pretty much spot on with Gowex, Off Balance notes...

07 Jul 2014

News

Investors slam FRC going concern proposals

Plans to water down ongoing viability statements will be “damaging to the public interest”, according to top shareholders

04 Jul 2014

News

IFAC and CIPFA framework targets better public sector governance

Public sector organisations plagued by “nepotism, inefficiency, corruption and poor financial management”

03 Jul 2014

News

Deloitte loses out to KPMG in Arrow Group audit tender

Incumbent firm fails to win competitive tender after auditing company for five years and advising on IPO

03 Jul 2014

News

Marks & Spencer expands CFO remit amid board reshuffle

Alan Stewart takes responsibility for property as the business overhauls its divisional executive roles

01 Jul 2014

News

Integrated reporting needs clarity, says 100 Group chair

Clarity needed about what businesses need to do differently in order to adopt integrated reporting, 100 Group chair tells Financial Director Conference

27 Jun 2014

News

Sage begins audit tender process

Tender process for Sage's audit work expected to be completed in 2014

24 Jun 2014

Feature

The Uncooperative: How the Co-op found itself in a governance crisis

The governance and management of the Co-operative Group has been damned in two separate reviews. Richard Crump looks at where it can go from here

23 Jun 2014

News

Major UK companies line up 2017 for audit tenders

Johnson Matthey, Babcock International, Qinetiq and Big Yellow Group line up 2017 audit tenders, while 32Red swaps Grant Thornton for KPMG

20 Jun 2014

News

Investors back FRC plan to stem ever-increasing exec pay

Removal of 'attract, retain and motivate' policy will ease the “ratcheting up” of executive pay, investors say

18 Jun 2014

News

RBS prepares to tender audit contract

Bank will take contract to market later this year, having used Deloitte since 2000

16 Jun 2014

News

EY wins Dignity audit as PwC bows out over non-audit fees

Funeral provider caps non-audit fees at 50% of annual audit fee

13 Jun 2014

News

Cyber crime biggest concern for UK businesses

Nearly three-quarters of UK businesses concerned about cyber crime, compared to almost half globally

12 Jun 2014

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Latest Opinion

Fifa must red-card its old-fashioned governance structure

Fifa's current governance arrangements have proved unable to deliver effective leadership, accountability, transparency, clean business practices and public confidence

Old technologies struggle to meet new demands

Old systems and technology can never scale to meet new demands, writes Peter Cochrane

Off Balance: Short stuff signals end for Gowex

Short seller Gotham City seemed pretty much spot on with Gowex, Off Balance notes...

Latest Analysis

Governments told to grasp nettle on accrual accounting

Governments failed to address deficiencies in public sector cash-based accounting that were exposed by the sovereign debt crisis

Key pre-pack measures are unworkable

Teresa Graham’s pre-pack recommendations are in the right spirit but are unworkable, insolvency practitioners tell Accountancy Age

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