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Features

Bellwether Winter 2017: The views of the FTSE - Read more

Bellwether Winter 2017: The views of the FTSE

31 January 2018

Business confidence remains low, but there are some early signs of improvement in the most recent FT–ICSA Boardroom Bellwether survey of the FTSE 350. Read more...

Ben Mathews: Reimagining the annual report - Read more

Ben Mathews: Reimagining the annual report

30 January 2018

HSBC’s group company secretary speaks about cutting the company’s annual report by 44%. Read more...

Natalie Gracey: Finding your voice - Read more

Natalie Gracey: Finding your voice

30 January 2018

The winner of The One to Watch at the ICSA Awards 2017 discusses challenging senior managers, learning in a new role, and the future of board papers. Read more...

Board packs are overlong and unbalanced - Read more

Board packs are overlong and unbalanced

30 January 2018

Instead of helping directors do their job, many board packs are an obstacle to oversight. Read more...

Speaking up at work is not treachery - Read more

Speaking up at work is not treachery

30 January 2018

Society needs to move away from the narrative that those who speak up are troublemakers. Read more...

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Technical

Tax: Venture capital, disguised remuneration and R&D - Read more

Tax: Venture capital, disguised remuneration and R&D

26 January 2018

Tax practitioners must take stock after the UK's autumn budget and a delayed payments system rollout. Read more...

A digital gauge for company reports - Read more

A digital gauge for company reports

26 January 2018

Future IT shifts will demand a new kind of corporate reporting. Read more...

Competition law for a select clientele - Read more

Competition law for a select clientele

26 January 2018

A European court allows luxury manufacturers to restrict where wares are sold. Read more...

Remuneration committees: Guidance from the IA - Read more

Remuneration committees: Guidance from the IA

26 January 2018

Investment Association sets best practice for senior executive pay. Read more...

Uber case shows changing rules of gig employment - Read more

Uber case shows changing rules of gig employment

07 December 2017

Our employment law roundup discusses the gig economy, misconduct investigations and indirect discrimination. Read more...

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Careers

Governance professionals could use a guiding hand - Read more

Governance professionals could use a guiding hand

26 January 2018

ICSA’s mentoring scheme offers bespoke, confidential support to help governance professionals fulfil their potential. Read more...

Company secretaries are moving to the top - Read more

Company secretaries are moving to the top

07 November 2017

Companies should embrace the high level of movement among company secretaries. Read more...

Governance professionals should take up extracurricular activity - Read more

Governance professionals should take up extracurricular activity

02 October 2017

A non-executive role with an academy trust is a professional challenge and a philanthropic opportunity. Read more...

Why governance professionals should give something back - read more

Why governance professionals should give something back

24 August 2017

A further education governance role is an opportunity for personal development and making a difference to the community. Read more...

Automation will set compliance officers free - read more

Automation will set compliance officers free

24 July 2017

New technologies and industry networks are freeing up compliance professionals for more rewarding activity, says Mark Brotherton of Lloyds Bank. Read more...

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News Analysis

News analysis

Irresponsible businesses will hit the rocks - Read more

Irresponsible businesses will hit the rocks

26 January 2018 by Jimmy Nicholls

BlackRock’s chief demands that directors and investors engage for the long-term or face trouble. Read more...

UK economic crime strategy specifics remain unclear - read more

UK economic crime strategy specifics remain unclear

18 December 2017 by Jimmy Nicholls

Campaigners are pleased policing financial misdeeds is back on the government agenda, but the details are vague. Read more...

The qualified right to flout non-disclosure agreements - Read more

The qualified right to flout non-disclosure agreements

07 December 2017

Amid criticism of gagging clauses, greater awareness is needed of the enduring ability to make protected disclosures. Read more...

LSE spat prompts questions over transparency and succession - Read more

LSE spat prompts questions over transparency and succession

07 December 2017 by Jimmy Nicholls

The departure of the London Stock Exchange’s chief executive tests relations between shareholders and directors. Read more...

Weinstein and the end of wilful ignorance - Read more

Weinstein and the end of wilful ignorance

07 November 2017 by Henry Ker

Boards need to take immediate action to deal with cases of harassment. Read more...

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Comment

Anthony Hilton

Governance could work for everyone - Read more

Governance could work for everyone

26 January 2018

The FRC is proposing a fundamentally different approach for boards. Read more...

Bernadette Barber

Audit committees are essential for ensuring integrity - Read more

Audit committees are essential for ensuring integrity

08 December 2017

The committee’s value to reporting has stood the test of time. Read more...

Guest Columns

GDPR has created false alarm over whistleblowing - Read more

GDPR has created false alarm over whistleblowing

26 January 2018

Data protection officers cannot act as conventional whistleblowers. Read more...

Governing charities requires small steps, not big leaps - Read more

Governing charities requires small steps, not big leaps

26 January 2018

The Charity Governance Code is too ambitious for many smaller charities. Read more...

Quick question

Is your organisation reviewing its harassment and sexual misconduct policies? - Read more

Is your organisation reviewing its harassment and sexual misconduct policies?

30 January 2018

Our community looks at sexual misconduct policies in the wake of the Weinstein scandal. Read more...

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