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Non exec fees rise 7% to £65,000

Non-executives see a return to fee increases but change is on the way, PwC report finds

26 Jan 2015

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Balfour Beatty takes hit as it looks to follow KPMG turnaround plan

KPMG's review of Balfour Beatty sees the construction business

23 Jan 2015

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Businesses cashflow concerns ease

Fewer businesses experienced difficulties with their cashflow in the second half of 2014, report finds

23 Jan 2015

G7 risks undermining entrepreneurialism with levies

The G7 economies are impeding entrepreneurial activity with high taxes, international accounting network UHY claims

22 Jan 2015

Domino's Pizza CFO leaves after 14 months

Sean Wilkins leaves Domino's with immediate effect

21 Jan 2015

SFO halts HP/Autonomy probe

Serious Fraud Office closes investigation into long-running HP/Autonomy spat but US probe continues

20 Jan 2015

Fotheringham takes up CFO role at asset business JTC

Martin Fotheringham takes the top finance job at investment firm

19 Jan 2015

Supermarket price war threatens 100 UK food suppliers, report claims

Research finds UK food retailers experienced ‘significant' financial distress, leaping 58% to 4,552 struggling businesses compared to the same quarter in 2013

19 Jan 2015

Sutcliffe resigns as FRC standards chair over Quindell share options

FRC chairman of codes and standards committee steps down after Quindell share deal appears to put him conflict with watchodg's code

16 Jan 2015

Justin King confirmed as key note speaker at CFO Agenda 2015

Former Sainsbury's boss Justin King to speak at Financial Director CFO Agenda conference in June

16 Jan 2015

FRC urges deeper engagement with stewardship code

FRC expresses disappointment that "too many signatories fail to follow-through on their commitment to the code"

15 Jan 2015

International conflict biggest global risk in 2015

Interstate conflict is now the biggest and most likely risk to endanger countries and businesses, WEF report finds

15 Jan 2015

IPO returns in 2014 outperform FTSE 100

Returns from company flotations in 2014 outstrip average FTSE 100 performance, Deloitte finds

15 Jan 2015

Credit rating lottery putting SMEs at risk

Investigation by Shelley Stock Hutter finds credit agencies recommend widely different credit ratings and credit limits for the same businesses

14 Jan 2015

Ex-Tesco CFO Higginson takes Morrisons chair early as CEO quits

Morrisons chairman elect Andrew Higginson takes chairmanship early as supermarket posts worst Christmas performance of major UK supermarkets

13 Jan 2015

Aero FD and Deloitte set for tribunal after FRC issue formal complaint

Hugh Bevan, John Clennett and Deloitte to face Aero tribunal

12 Jan 2015

Oil tax regime unsustainable, Osborne warned

The tax regime oil companies operate under is not compatible with current prices, the industry's body says

12 Jan 2015

Mee leaves easyHotel for Impellam

Darren Mee joins Impellam after working on easyHotel's AIM listing

12 Jan 2015

Shaft Sinkers CFO & CEO leave as company defaults on loan

Shares plunge as Shaft Sinkers reveals exec departures and loan default

12 Jan 2015

Charles Stanley finance director departs

Charles Stanley Group's chief financial officer James Rawlingson leaves business, handing his responsibilities to Ben Money-Coutts.

12 Jan 2015

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The CFO Agenda 2015

Financial Director has launched a new flagship one-day conference for senior finance professionals

Latest Opinion

Election will play key role in timing of first tightening in monetary policy

The Conservatives and Labour are pursuing policies that could produce market jitters

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’

Editor's letter: CFOs to be digitally 'challenged'

Boards desperately require digital expertise - but can CFOs fill the gap, and do they want to?

Latest Analysis

New Mothercare CFO can expect 'more relaxed' balance sheet

Smothers set for turnaround focus as retailer makes changes

Balfour Beatty's clawback from brink gathers pace with new CFO appointment

Harrison has been poached from travel firm, Hogg Robinson, and will take up his new role, a seat on the board and £400,000 basic salary, later this year

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