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Corporate Governance

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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

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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

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

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

Interview

Interview: IG CFO Christopher Hill

Christopher Hill, CFO of IG, tells Financial Director why finance sits at the heart of governance at the FTSE 350 CFD company

14 May 2014

Blog

Squaring the circle for mutual benefit

The idea that the venerated mutual should be consigned to the annals of history as no longer relevant is wide of the mark

13 May 2014

News

Co-op Bank ends 40-year KPMG audit relationship

Co-operative Bank replaces auditors as management, governance and business practices excoriated in Sir Christopher Kelly report

01 May 2014

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

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

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Latest Opinion

Computers and the internet surpass inventions of the past

Has a single invention since 1970 has been worth a dime? The short answer is ‘yes’

The Secret FD on keeping it in the family

In a family business, how is it possible to perform the FD role properly and still remain on side with the family?

One code to rule them all: ICAEW calls for new approach to business behaviour

There needs to be a set of high-level, fundamental principles to promote a good culture of corporate governance

Latest Analysis

Slow and steady wins the IFRS 9 race

With a complex transition period ahead and the deadline for mandatory compliance set for 1 January 2018, financial services firms need to start thinking about the new standard now

Employment Appeal Tribunal alters holiday costs for employers

Employers will need to make provisions for increased costs in light of holiday pay ruling, writes John Harding

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