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The revised regime

The revised regime

Features

Better together

Better together

06 February 2019

A growing number of professional and voice of the sector bodies have expressed interest in an all-sector Better Governance Commission. Read more...

The ESG Factor

The ESG Factor

06 February 2019

Responsible investing has transformed from a United Nations Global Compact initiative into a mainstream investment trend. Read more...

Boardroom diversity

Boardroom diversity

06 February 2019

While many companies now enforce diversity quotas, the typical boardroom is still dominated by white, elderly males. This lack of variety among board members is holding companies back. Read more...

James Wates: 'I happen to believe there’s a real benefit in company secretaries'

James Wates: 'I happen to believe there’s a real benefit in company secretaries'

06 February 2019

The chairman of the Wates Group, talks to Governance and Compliance about the new Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies. Read more...

Anna Machin:'I was always drawn to work in the charity sector'

Anna Machin: 'I was always drawn to work in the charity sector'

06 February 2019

The winner of 'The One to Watch' at the ICSA Awards 2018, discusses some of her role’s biggest challenges, learning as much as possible in her governance career and what the next year holds. Read more...

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Technical

Taxing issues

Taxing issues

20 December 2018

A round up of how the 2018 autumn budget affects tax matters. Read more...

Pricing is personal

Pricing is personal

20 December 2018

Bespoke pricing may be resulting in a bad deal for consumers. Read more...

Part-time parity

Part-time parity

20 December 2018

Court of appeal finds in favour of part-time workers in British Airways case. Read more...

Remuneration on report

Remuneration on report

20 December 2018

Part two of our guide to corporate governance reforms and forthcoming annual reporting obligations. Read more...

Annual Appraisal

Annual Appraisal

20 December 2018

A review of 2018 in the world of charity governance. Read more...

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Careers

A New Pattern

A New Pattern

01 November 2018

Flexible employment challenges the conventional work-week model by balancing the various needs of employees. Read more...

Introducing the ICSA's new competency framework

Introducing the ICSA's new competency framework

01 October 2018

ICSA has developed a competency framework to identify the characteristics of good professional performance and support career development. Read more...

Asking for a promotion or pay rise

Asking for a promotion or pay rise

03 September 2018

Sponsored: Preparation and mindset are key to achieving progression in your role. Read more...

Weighing up experience and qualifications

Weighing up experience and qualifications

26 July 2018

Sponsored: Employers should consider the value of experience against academic credentials. Read more...

How ICSA branches can help you

How ICSA branches can help you

29 June 2018

ICSA’s extensive network of branches offers support and opportunity for governance professionals. Read more...

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News Analysis

News analysis

You're not hired

You're not hired

06 February 2019

Government targets on apprenticeships are set to be missed amidst criticism of business levy funded places. Read more...

Own goal

Own goal

06 February 2019

Sir Alex Ferguson’s medical notes breach can teach us lessons about effective information governance. Read more...

Cracking down

Cracking down

19 December 2018

Unexplained wealth orders are another weapon in the arsenal to target international corruption, but they raise concerns over long-standing legal principles. Read more...

The employee voice

The employee voice

19 December 2018 by Henry Ker

The Google walkouts highlight the importance of companies engaging with their workforces, particularly with the wave of new reporting requirements approaching. Read more...

Abuses of power

Abuses of power

02 November 2018

The use of parliamentary privilege to break non-disclosure agreements raises questions about their usage. Read more...

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Comment

Anthony Hilton

Keeping up standards

Keeping up standards

06 February 2019

The auditing profession has been under the cosh this past year, but hasn’t it always?. Read more...

Bernadette Barber

Corporate conscience

Corporate conscience

19 December 2018

15 years on the Higgs report still has lessons to teach us. Read more...

Guest Columns

Difference through diversity

Difference through diversity

01 November 2018

There has been progress for the representation of women on boards, but there is still a long way to go. Read more...

Questioning the role of the executive director

Questioning the role of the executive director

03 September 2018

Greater attention on the role of executive directors will help board effectiveness. Read more...

Quick question

Do you think the audit process has improved post-Carillion?

Do you think the audit process has improved post-Carillion?

06 February 2019

Our community looks at how Carillion's collapse has changed the industry. Read more...

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