2014

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A Victory for the Little Man (and Woman)
Wednesday, 3 December 2014 - 2:43pm
Today’s announcement that takeovers by schemes of arrangement are to be subject to tax is a victory (albeit a small one) for private investors. See page 61, paragraph 1.249, of the full Autumn Statement for which a link appears below. The UK...
UKSA AT THE LONDON INVESTOR SHOW
Tuesday, 4 November 2014 - 1:07pm
Two members of the UK Shareholders’ Association were pleased to have the opportunity of speaking at the London Investor Show, 24th October 2014. Malcolm Howard tackled “How to read published accounts to spot undervalued companies” and Eric...
The Runnymede Declaration for Shareholder Rights
Thursday, 25 September 2014 - 10:44pm
For the past 3 years, The UK Shareholders’ Association has played a leading role in advising the Government, the Financial Reporting Council, the Financial Conduct Authority and other bodies on issues arising from the growth of pooled nominee...
Directors must take full responsibility for their company’s future
Friday, 27 June 2014 - 10:42am
The UK Shareholders’ Association continues to fight for better corporate governance and the better accounting that goes with it. One matter of concern has been, what should be meant by the term “going concern”?
For many years company...
SELFTRADE SHOCK
Wednesday, 7 May 2014 - 1:38pm
Stockbroker Selftrade recently threatened to deny its customers access to their investments. It has since told them they are to be transferred to Equiniti, but not yet.
Selftrade originally demanded highly personal, intrusive information...
UKSA meets with Barclays’ Chairman on bonuses
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 10:25am
Following a questioning letter to Sir David Walker about bonus awards for 2013, UKSA was invited to meet him. This...
Persimmon 2012 LTIP: Analysis, Questions and Answers
Thursday, 27 March 2014 - 3:34pm
This commentary published March 2014.
Stewardship
The 2012 Persimmon Long Term Incentive...
Persimmon Remuneration : a Case Study in Regulatory Failure
Thursday, 27 March 2014 - 3:13pm
The economic value of the Persimmon 2012 LTIP grant is now close to £400million.
• £120million of this will go to just 3 directors.
• £10million will go to the Chief Executive who retired in April 2013.
This is a huge transfer...
Has Barclays’ board complied with company law?
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 - 1:54pm
Long term Barclays’ shareholders who took up the Open Offer of 2008 will remember bitterly the board’s broken promises, explicitly stated in the Q & A leaflet issued at the time, that not only would it “maintain its current dividend policy”...
Future viability of the businesses we invest in
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 - 1:47pm
As the UK’s principal organisation representing the interests of individual shareholders, we play an active role in seeking to influence government and the various regulatory bodies on matters which affect those interests. It is a feature of...
UKSA welcomes the appointment of Sir Win Bischoff as chairman of the Financial Reporting Council.
Thursday, 6 February 2014 - 11:23am
It has been announced that Sir Win Bischoff, currently chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc, will succeed Baroness Hogg as chairman of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).
Notably, as a long term banker, Sir Win is known to be in favour...
UKSA' s commentary on the Discussion Paper on the Conceptual Framework issued by the IASB
Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 11:18am
The UK Shareholders' Association has made a commentary on the Discussion Paper on the Conceptual Framework issued by the IASB.
Read the undernoted associated papers in full.