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.


Labour would create ‘Ministry of Employment Rights’

A future Labour government would create a ministry of employment rights and a workers’ protection agency, Jeremy Corbyn has announced....

Seven million reasons not to cheat on competition

10 Jun 2019

For many, the notion of a cartel may conjure up images of Columbian drug barons, but UK businesses need to...

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BT to allocate £50m shares to employees

17 May 2019

BT is to distribute £50m in shares each year to staff as it sets out to improve customer service, alter its workplace culture and improve workforce morale.

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Capita appoints two employees to board

15 May 2019

Outsourcing giant Capita has appointed two employees as non-executive directors, becoming the first FTSE 250 company since the late 1980s...

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FTSE 350 firms risk investor disquiet over diversity

15 Mar 2019

Dozens of FTSE 350 organisations, including household names such as Domino’s Pizza, JD Sports and Greene King, have been urged...

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Public sector contracts more likely to go to employers that ‘improve society’

11 Mar 2019

Companies that do more to employ people from diverse backgrounds and reduce modern slavery will be first up for public...

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How to take precautions to avoid a toxic work environment

20 Feb 2019

Independent investigations into misconduct at both Amnesty International and Oxfam suggest that toxic workplace cultures can have serious consequences. What...

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Why good corporate citizenship brings mutual benefits

18 Feb 2019

Businesses now recognise that good corporate social responsibility is not just about financial donations. Being a good corporate citizen can...

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Capita to appoint workers to its board

6 Dec 2018

Capita is to offer its staff non-executive director positions, making it the second company in the FTSE 250 to have...

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Employers need support around whistleblowing argues charity

23 Oct 2018

Whistleblowing support charity Protect celebrates its 25th anniversary with a benchmarking tool that aims to help organisations build trust and...

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CEO pay rises by 11% creating ‘substantial’ pay gap

15 Aug 2018

The average FTSE 100 CEO pay package increased by 11% between 2016 and 2017, while full-time workers saw only a...

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Employers must do more to protect against sexual harassment at work, says committee

25 Jul 2018

Attempts to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace have been inadequate and there has been a “failure to tackle unlawful...

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Corporate governance code encourages board-level diversity and transparency

16 Jul 2018

A new corporate governance code, which aims to improve public trust in business, has urged employers to establish a culture...

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Employment regs: what happened to the ones that got away?

20 Jun 2018

Keeping on top of employment law developments can feel like a full-time job for HR professionals, but that’s just the...

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Consultation on corporate governance for private firms launched

13 Jun 2018

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published a consultation on corporate governance for large private companies, which aims to address...

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