Latest News from UKSA

Thursday, 26 April 2012 - 12:44pm

21st April 2012
Bankers Pay

The subject of bankers’ pay has been much in the news recently. As most if not all UKSA members will share much of the public outrage at the high amounts paid, sometimes seemingly unrelated to company...

Thursday, 26 April 2012 - 12:17pm

UKSA's views sought on issues raised by Thomson Reuters
April 10/11 2012

Eric Chalker, UKSA director and policy co-ordinator, was interviewed by Sudip Kargupta of Thomson Reuters following press reports of a potential sale of RBS...

Monday, 2 April 2012 - 7:18pm

UKSA is delighted to appear in a recent piece in The Scotsman, from Bill Jamieson, titled: Size matters ... in so many intriguing ways. Bill was recently guest speaker of the Scottish regional branch of UKSA in Edinburgh and had this to...

Sunday, 1 April 2012 - 4:12pm

The Auditing Practices Board (APB) of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is calling for more professional scepticism in the conduct of company audits. This reflects repeated representations made to the FRC by UKSA, most strongly in a written...

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 - 8:40pm

In the last week of March 2012, Alistair Blair used his regular 'No Free Lunch' article in Investors Chronicle to press for the...

Saturday, 17 March 2012 - 6:52pm

The March issue of The Private Investor reports on an EU Regulation heading this way that will require the eventual abolition of share certificates, by a process called 'dematerialisation'. This raises serious questions.

Those investors...

Thursday, 15 March 2012 - 7:42pm

Following the Financial Times' report (March 15th, 2012), 'Opponents of FRC revamp thwarted', the UK Shareholders' Association has welcomed the news that the Financial Reporting Council is now independent from the professional bodies which did so...

Sunday, 15 January 2012 - 9:11pm

The Financial Reporting Council’s 'engagement' programme comes under severe scrutiny in this month’s issue of The Private Investor.

Writing as trustee of a major pension fund, UKSA member, John Hunter...

Wednesday, 21 December 2011 - 11:43am

UKSA continues its work of responding to Governmental and Regulatory proposals. We see this as a way of increasing the profile of UKSA and to encourage such bodies to consider the private (beneficial) shareholder. We have responded to the...

Monday, 28 November 2011 - 2:43pm

In its submission to the first stage of Professor Kay's review into the operation of equity markets in the UK (on behalf of BIS, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), UKSA has asserted that they suffer from the following basic...