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Why automation will set compliance officers free

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Features

Pavita Cooper: Build a culture, not a cult - Read more

Pavita Cooper: Build a culture, not a cult

05 October 2017

The chair of CMI Race discusses how ethnic diversity can emulate the gender agenda, the nervous silence around race, and the cultish nature of uniform workforces. Read more...

UK governance reforms are balanced and comprehensive - Read more

UK governance reforms are balanced and comprehensive

05 October 2017

The government has released a set of proposals to address issues with executive pay, stakeholder engagement and private companies. Read more...

How to strengthen the stakeholder voice - Read more

How to strengthen the stakeholder voice

05 October 2017

New guidance from ICSA and the Investment Association will help organisations to engage meaningfully with their stakeholders. Read more...

A work in progress: EU's Financial Services Action Plan - Read more

A work in progress: EU's Financial Services Action Plan

02 October 2017

An exclusive extract from ICSA’s new book, A Practical Guide to the UK Listing Regime, 4th edition, by Herbert Smith Freehills. Read more...

Firms can no longer sit idly against tax evasion - Read more

Firms can no longer sit idly against tax evasion

02 October 2017

Organisations are in the firing line as a new criminal offence of failing to stop the facilitation of tax evasion is introduced. Read more...

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Technical

Employment review: A summer of legal bouts - Read more

Employment review: A summer of legal bouts

29 September 2017

Changes to injury to feelings compensation come alongside clarity on NED dismissal liability and holiday pay, says Lydia Newman. Read more...

CMA merger guidance calibrates the crosshairs - Read more

CMA merger guidance calibrates the crosshairs

29 September 2017

The latest competition guidance clarifies the CMA’s stance and should help streamline the merger process, says Robert Bell. Read more...

UK trademark ruling could see more branded criminals - Read more

UK trademark ruling could see more branded criminals

29 September 2017

A Supreme Court decision flags ambiguities on the law around the ‘grey’ goods market, says Paul Harris. Read more...

Share buybacks: Tender is the offer - Read more

Share buybacks: Tender is the offer

29 September 2017

There are important details to consider when making a tender offer to repurchase shares, says Lorraine Young. Read more...

Tax review: Final whistle blows on Rangers FC trusts - Read more

Tax review: Final whistle blows on Rangers FC trusts

12 September 2017

Also: UK government delays Making Tax Digital and Taylor Review proposes changes for employment contributions. Read more...

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Careers

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...

Why automation will set compliance officers free - read more

Why 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...

An evolving profession: part 2 - read more

An evolving profession: part 2

26 June 2017

Company secretaries taking the professional services route develop extensive marketable experience, says Leena Myers. Read more...

An evolving profession: part 1 - read more

An evolving profession: part 1

26 June 2017

Organisations are increasingly splitting the general counsel and company secretary roles, says Connor Simms. Read more...

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News Analysis

News analysis

Pay ratios could lift the fog of unfairness - Read more

Pay ratios could lift the fog of unfairness

29 September 2017

Proposals to reveal the disparity in pay between CEOs and workers are unlikely to end a febrile debate. Read more...

Final toll for Bell Pottinger sounds governance warning - Read more

Final toll for Bell Pottinger sounds governance warning

19 September 2017 by Jimmy Nicholls

As a racially-tinged scandal wrecks Bell Pottinger, we ask what businesses can learn. Read more...

Doubts raised over effects of CEO-worker pay ratios - Read more

Doubts raised over effects of CEO-worker pay ratios

30 August 2017 by Jimmy Nicholls

The duty to publish ratios receives a mixed reception, as backers call for more and critics downplay its impact. Read more...

Why charity trustees face unseen hazards - Read more

Why charity trustees face unseen hazards

25 August 2017 by Jimmy Nicholls

Potential disqualification for Kids Company directors shows charity trustees must be aware of their liabilities. Read more...

Snap snub prompts debate on dual-class shares - read more

Snap snub prompts debate on dual-class shares

09 August 2017 by Jimmy Nicholls

Lack of voting rights creates concern over governance and investor input. Read more...

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Comment

Anthony Hilton

Why UK corporate governance may have gone wrong - Read more

Why UK corporate governance may have gone wrong

29 September 2017

People are wary of criticising the system but not everyone believes in it, says Anthony Hilton. Read more...

Bernadette Barber

On pay, business leaders are hidden in an ivory tower - Read more

On pay, business leaders are hidden in an ivory tower

29 September 2017

We must sort out pay to realise workforce potential, says Bernadette Barber. Read more...

Guest Columns

Businesses must recognise a duty of mental health care - Read more

Businesses must recognise a duty of mental health care

10 October 2017

World Mental Health Day raises awareness on what can be lost in neglecting the mental wellbeing of staff. Read more...

Food investors may be biting off more than they can chew - Read more

Food investors may be biting off more than they can chew

29 September 2017

Asia’s food industry poses risks to portfolios, says Jeremy Coller. Read more...

Quick question

Will the obligation to publish the pay ratio between CEOs and their average UK workers reduce pay inequality? - Read more

Will the obligation to publish the pay ratio between CEOs and their average UK workers reduce pay inequality?

29 September 2017

Our community discusses whether new transparency duties will narrow pay disparities. Read more...

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