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News from UKSA in 2014
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Thursday, 27 March 2014 - 3:34pm
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...
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”...
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...