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UK Regulation

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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

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Analysis

Crowd control the focus of new funding rules

New crowdfunding rules will improve access to finance through schemes like EIS, writes Matthew Phillips

24 Mar 2014

Opinion

Prioritising prudence and conduct in a regulated market

Jim Muir looks at the role of the regulator in creating a more controlled market as the financial services outlook continues to improve

05 Mar 2014

News

Ex-FSA chairman Turner warns UK economy is like 90s Japan

Lord Turner warns that the same old problems before the financial crisis are rearing their ugly heads

11 Feb 2014

News

Regulator questions Bostock's Santander dual role

Prudential Regulation Authority concerned over Bostock's planned deputy chief executive/chief risk officer role at Santander

30 Jan 2014

News

Red tape cull launched by Clarke and Fallon

Senior Tories outline the 3,000 rules and regs to be cut through as part of easing the red tape burden on business

28 Jan 2014

Opinion

Comply or Explain - is it sustainable?

'Comply or explain' in governance requires trust between the corporate and stakeholders, while concerns over the regime should also be looked at head-on, says Jo Iwasaki

06 Jan 2014

Analysis

Government gets tough on employment of illegal workers

The government aims to get tough on rogue employers with changes to the prevention of illegal working regime, writes Natasha Chell

25 Nov 2013

Feature

Why BYOD belongs in the FD's in-tray

As more companies allow their employees to use personal devices for work purposes, Julian Swan explains why BYOD can be a legal quagmire for business.

13 Nov 2013

Analysis

Deferred prosecution agreements are on the way

Check your compliance system – deferred prosecution agreements are on the way

30 Oct 2013

Analysis

Government launches review of zero-hours contracts

The government is reviewing the use of zero-hours contracts, which is likely to lead to rule changes, finds Kim Hoque

24 Sep 2013

Analysis

Directors face greater culpability for company failures

Greater culpability for the failure of companies will be placed on the shoulders of directors, reports Calum Fuller

27 Aug 2013

News

Competition Commission outlines five-year audit tenders

Auditors to bid for work every five years under new competition rules; but avoid mandatory rotation

23 Jul 2013

Opinion

Are you paying attention to pay?

James Roberts looks at the corrosive effect of excessive remuneration, as changes to pay reporting regulations emerge

28 Jun 2013

Analysis

Purchasing power handed to government under new procurement rules

The government wants to use its buying power to change the behaviour of companies in relation to tax avoidance, writes Heather Self

23 Apr 2013

News

FRC proposes removing cap on assumed investment returns

The Financial Reporting Council has published a draft revision of the standard governing investment return assumptions used to calculate Statutory Money Purchase Illustrations

19 Nov 2012

Analysis

BIS consulting on late payment legislation

Implementing EU late payment legislation will create a level playing field for UK businesses, finds Jaimie Kaffash

25 Oct 2012

Analysis

Employee share rights: a question of give and take

A very mixed reception for George Osborne's plan to exchange employee rights for shares. Calum Fuller takes stock of reaction

19 Oct 2012

News

Cable hands investors binding vote on pay

Government gives shareholders binding votes on pay policy and forces companies to make executive remuneration policies more transparent

20 Jun 2012

Opinion

Stranger than television: Twin Peaks regulation

The FSA's new Twin Peaks regulatory model spells double trouble for firms, writes Charlotte Hill

05 Apr 2012

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