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Corporate Governance

Stephen Haddrill

News

FRC consulting on going concern in changes to CG code

FRC consulting on going concern along with reforms to directors' remuneration policy as part of wider changes to the corporate governance code

25 Apr 2014

Stephen Haddrill

Interview

Interview: FRC chief executive Stephen Haddrill

The boss of the FRC on how the watchdog is promoting high-quality reporting and governance in order to foster investment

24 Apr 2014

News

Cable cracks down on opaque company ownership structures

Company owners forced out into the open under government plans to tackle "the darker side of capitalism"

22 Apr 2014

Blog

Staving off shareholder activism

Boards need to get on the front foot and play a pivotal role in seeking out opportunities for sharing with shareholders why decisions have been made

22 Apr 2014

News

FRC Lab launches project on dividend disclosure

Financial Reporting Lab launches project on the effective communication and disclosure of dividend policy and capacity

02 Apr 2014

News

Deloitte's Balfour Beatty audit tenure to be tested

Balfour Beatty lines up the second half of 2015 to run an audit tender process

27 Mar 2014

News

IASB amends disclosure requirements in IAS 1

Standard setter plans narrow changes to the way financial statements are presented under IFRS

26 Mar 2014

News

COO role for Co-Op's Pennycook and annual report delayed

CFO Richard Pennycook given elevated role when he steps down as interim CEO, and company delays annual report by two weeks

19 Mar 2014

Analysis

Analysis: Morrisons woes continue as its plays catchup

A litany of issues bests Morrisons as it looks to reposition itself in the food retail market

17 Mar 2014

News

Pennycook takes reins at “ungovernable” Co-op

Co-operative Group CFO Richard Pennycook takes over as interim boss, as outgoing CEO makes withering assessment of group's governance

12 Mar 2014

News

Barclays to end 120-year audit relationship with PwC

PwC being replaced as auditors of Barclays for first time since 1896

07 Mar 2014

News

Standard Life could exit Scotland over independence

Standard Life puts contingency plans in place should it leave Scotland

28 Feb 2014

Special

Wheel of Fortune: The Audit Fees Survey 2014

Auditor-client relationships have undergone great change. Richard Crump looks at the impact on fees in the latest Financial Director audit survey

26 Feb 2014

Opinion

Training is essential for equipping first time directors

Directors now have to juggle operational responsibilities with ensuring proper corporate governance across their organisations

24 Jan 2014

Feature

Discounting the future: The furore over long-term incentive plans

Gavin Hinks looks at the dangers of using long-term incentives in executive remuneration plans

16 Jan 2014

News

Financial Director writer wins ethics journalism award

Gavin Hinks' "corporate wrongdoing is all connected" article for Financial Director wins professional ethics prize

15 Jan 2014

News

Standard Chartered FD stripped of risk role

Bank moves risk oversight away from FD, following pressure from the Bank of England's financial watchdog

16 Dec 2013

Analysis

Insurer sees week of disastrous news

RSA had a bad month in November, with severe weather, multiple profit warnings and governance issues, reports Kevin Reed

25 Nov 2013

Feature

Corporate wrongdoing is all connected

Following the scandals surrounding News International, Gavin Hinks looks at how a culture of wrongdoing can arise in a business

25 Nov 2013

News

FRC updates going concern definition

FRC clarifies the assessement of going concern for stewardship and accounting purposes

07 Nov 2013

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