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Local Authorities, Commercialisation and the New Regulatory Risk

On 4 September, Chancellor Sajid Javid grandly declared the end of austerity as he announced the biggest increase in spending on public services for 15 years. While austerity may well be over, the commercialisation of local authorities as a process is undoubtedly here to stay. As...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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Revenues burgeon by impressive 10.9% at risk advisory business Deloitte

Risk advisory business Deloitte in the UK and Switzerland has increased revenues by an impressive 10.9% in the year ended 31 May 2019 from £3.58 billion in 2018 to £3.97 billion as the firm continues to invest in each of its businesses and in its people.  Richard Houston, UK and...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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“Progress made on corporate reporting, but there’s still room for improvement” states EY

The rhetoric around the new Corporate Governance Code and related legislation is already having a positive impact on corporate reporting in the FTSE 350, despite not officially coming into force until January next year. EY’s analysis of 100 annual reports from FTSE 350 companies...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018
The team from Land Securities with (far right) presenter Dominic Holland
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ICSA: The Governance Institute celebrates rise of governance at 2017 awards ceremony

ICSA: The Governance Institute has recognised companies, individuals and teams that are leading the way in corporate reporting, investor engagement and good governance at the organisation’s 2017 awards ceremony. The premier event in the governance calendar was hosted by...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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Corporate governance reforms announced by Government to increase Boardroom accountability

Business Secretary Greg Clark has set out the Government’s corporate governance reforms designed to enhance the public’s trust in business. Under new Government reforms to Boardroom accountability, for the first time all listed companies will have to publish pay...
Posted On 29 Aug 2017
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IoD survey sees business leaders call for new governance code aimed at private companies

Two-thirds of company directors believe that a new code of conduct is needed for large private firms following recent scandals, including the collapse of BHS, which highlighted the potential damage that can occur if these businesses fail. The Institute of Directors (IoD), which...
Posted On 17 Feb 2017
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“Quality of corporate governance in UK plc remains high” according to latest FRC report

The overall quality of corporate governance in the UK remains high according to the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) document entitled: ‘Developments in Corporate Governance and Stewardship 2015’. There has been a slight dip in strict compliance with the UK...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016