Corporate governance

Corporate governance is the set of processes, customs, policies, laws and institutions affecting the way in which a corporation is directed, administered or controlled.

Corporate governance also includes the relationships among the stakeholders and the goals for which the corporation is governed.


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Liberal Democrat manifesto: guarantees for EU workers and stricter corporate governance

The Liberal Democrat Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality...

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Criminal law and fatalities in the workplace: what HR needs to know

13 Apr 2017

Fatalities in the workplace are a challenge for HR and the stakes are high with the potential for criminal charges,...

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MPs call for executive pay ratios and workers on remuneration committees

5 Apr 2017

Workers will be represented on remuneration committees...

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Sir Philip Green agrees to pensions payout of £363 million

28 Feb 2017

Sir Philip Green has agreed with the Pensions Regulator to offer a cash settlement of £363 million to plug the...

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Government publishes Green Paper on future of defined-benefit pensions

20 Feb 2017

The Government has launched a consultation into the future viability of defined-benefit pension schemes.

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Consultation launched into corporate...

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Private companies should be subject to corporate governance rules

12 Feb 2017

Large private businesses, including the likes of John Lewis, Arcadia and Virgin Atlantic, should have to follow the same corporate...

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Is legislation the answer to fat cat bonuses and poor corporate governance?

27 Jan 2017

With employee representation off the agenda, should the Government bring in new corporate governance regulations to make executive pay fairer...

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Rolls-Royce bribery fine: Four steps to reducing risk in your organisation

23 Jan 2017

Rolls-Royce last week agreed to pay hundreds of millions of pounds to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the US justice...

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Gender pay gap reporting: five things you need to know

6 Dec 2016

A new duty requiring big employers to publish data on their gender pay gaps now looks set to come into...

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Companies may have to reveal CEO pay gap

29 Nov 2016

The Government has launched a consultation on measures that could force companies to reveal the gap in earnings between their...

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Theresa May backs off plans for workers on boards

21 Nov 2016

Theresa May has backtracked on a pledge to include worker representatives on boards, announcing that this will not be a...

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Global uncertainty creates opportunity for HR professionals

9 Nov 2016

CIPD chief executive Peter Cheese has called for HR to step up to the corporate agenda after a “turbulent year”...

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NHS doctors must declare income from private work

20 Sep 2016

Senior NHS doctors and managers in England will have to declare any income they receive from private work, it has...

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Inquiry launched into corporate governance, executive pay and boardroom diversity

16 Sep 2016

The Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS) Committee has launched an inquiry into corporate governance, focusing on executive pay, directors’ duties...

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Sports Direct scraps zero hours contracts and “six strikes” policy

6 Sep 2016

Sports Direct is to offer its casual retail workers the opportunity to switch from a zero hours arrangement to a...

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