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Dividends: Not a harmless slip up

Dividends: Not a harmless slip up - read more

Features

Big data offers compliance officers the all-seeing eye - read more

Big data offers compliance officers the all-seeing eye

26 July 2017

Polecat's Bronwyn Kunhardt argues big data can spot potential hazards, offering protection in the face of unprecedented scrutiny. Read more...

Cyber security: Defending against human vulnerability - read more

Cyber security: Defending against human vulnerability

26 July 2017

Rob Shapland argues that the focus when defending against cyber attacks should be educating staff. Read more...

How boards manage conflict and tension - read more

How boards manage conflict and tension

26 July 2017

Andrew Kakabadse of Henley Business School discusses how to healthily manage clashes in the boardroom. Read more...

The poisonous fantasy of the great leader - read more

The poisonous fantasy of the great leader

26 July 2017

Infatuation with leadership myths is damaging to business, says Dennis Tourish of the University of Sussex. Read more...

Ken Olisa: No one is free of social responsibility - read more

Ken Olisa: No one is free of social responsibility

26 July 2017

Ken Olisa talks to Governance and Compliance about technology changing business, how unicorns are pigs with lipstick, and his time at ENRC and IPSA. Read more...

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Technical

Employment law: GDPR, the Queen's Speech and beard banning - read more

Employment law: GDPR, the Queen's Speech and beard banning

25 July 2017

Solicitor Lydia Newman discusses data protection, the government's new legislative programme, and a firm's facial hair cutbacks. Read more...

Competition: How small firms can merge unscathed - read more

Competition: How small firms can merge unscathed

25 July 2017

Robert Bell of Bryan Cave argues more small-market mergers are likely to be cleared under new de minimis guidelines. Read more...

Drug bust-up reveals hazards of complex contracts - read more

Drug bust-up reveals hazards of complex contracts

25 July 2017

A clash in court between two pharmaceutical giants highlights the importance of consistency and clarity in legal documents, says Paul Harris of Venner Shipley. Read more...

Use the statement shortcut to shrink share capital - read more

Use the statement shortcut to shrink share capital

25 July 2017

The solvency statement method is the easiest way of reducing share capital for private companies, says Lorraine Young of Shakespeare Martineau. Read more...

MAR: Tidying the loose ends - read more

Tidying the loose ends

27 June 2017

One year on, it is important to ensure ongoing compliance with the Market Abuse Regulation. Read more...

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Careers

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...

The times are still changing - read more

The times are still changing

26 June 2017

ICSA Fellow Jeffrey Ridley looks back on 50 years of governance. Read more...

Tom Morrison Essay Prize: The future of the AGM - read more

The future of the AGM

25 June 2017

An extract from Dr Rhona Sim’s winning submission for the Tom Morrison Essay Prize. Read more...

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News Analysis

News analysis

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...

UK employers at risk after tribunal fees quashed - read more

UK employers at risk after tribunal fees quashed

01 August 2017 by Jimmy Nicholls

A Supreme Court judgment increases the pressure on businesses and the legal system. Read more...

Culture is key to balancing winning and welfare - read more

Culture is key to balancing winning and welfare

26 July 2017

Craig Beeston of ICSA says a strong culture and positive environment is needed to prevent abuse of elite sportsmen and women. Read more...

Unruly, reckless start-ups must eventually behave - read more

Unruly, reckless start-ups must eventually behave

26 July 2017

Leo Martin of GoodCorporation says Uber shows us at some point game-changing start-ups have to play by the rules. Read more...

Cyber: Health warning - read more

Health warning

27 June 2017

The cyber attack on the NHS demonstrated its resilience but highlighted where improvements can be made. Read more...

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Comment

Anthony Hilton

In business, purpose now delivers profit - read more

In business, purpose now delivers profit

24 July 2017

Choose a point on the business horizon and head for it, says Anthony Hilton. Read more...

Bernadette Barber

Ask the tough questions - read more

Ask the tough questions

26 June 2017

Directors must be ever-vigilant in mitigating IT risks, says Bernadette Barber. Read more...

Guest Columns

ICSA: A privilege to serve - read more

ICSA: A privilege to serve

25 July 2017

Frank Curtiss, outgoing ICSA President, thanks those who made the Institute what it is today. Read more...

Corporate data on gender is pivotal to progress - read more

Corporate data on gender is pivotal to progress

24 July 2017

Firms should create change by submitting gender-leadership data, says the Hampton-Alexander Review's Denise Wilson. Read more...

Quick question

Have you dealt with boardroom tension or conflict  in the past year? - read more

Have you dealt with boardroom tension or conflict in the past year?

24 July 2017

Our community discusses how conflict and tension within the board arise and can be usefully resolved. Read more...

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