UKSA (UK Shareholders' Association) is the oldest shareholder campaigning organisation in the UK. We are a not for profit company that represents and supports shareholders who invest in the UK stock market.

By lobbying Government, the Financial Reporting Council, the Financial Conduct Authority and other bodies we strive to continually improve recognition and treatment for private investors.



Would that all AIM companies could be persuaded to copy SQS. The presentation of the report makes it much easier to read than its UK counterparts and the high level of disclosure – happily confined to the notes – would satisfy most analysts.


Full Sprue review here .

This company sells a range of Chinese made smoke and carbon dioxide alarms in Europe, principally in France and in the UK. Profits would have been significantly higher had it not been for adverse exchange rate movements and a large warranty provision. Should the directors have anticipated these problems and taken more effective avoiding action?


The public will have been shocked by the revelation that Persimmon management are in line for a payment of £600million. This is no surprise to UKSA, who warned of this outcome when the Persimmon Long Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) was installed in 2012 and have since continually promoted the regulatory changes necessary to prevent this and similar abuses.


Continuing its investigation into the quality of the top 100 AIM companies’ annual reports, the UK Shareholders’ Association finds uncertainties in the Abcam report and an astonishing but unexplained waste of shareholders’ money by Hargreaves Services’ directors.


“It is time institutional investors took a firmer grip on buyout mania.” So wrote John Plender, a senior Financial Times writer, in a recent article to be found at under ‘buyout mania’.


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