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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

This commentary published March 2014.

Stewardship

The 2012 Persimmon Long Term Incentive...

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...

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...

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.

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013 - 12:40pm

UKSA welcomes this month’s launch of a common database on which European audit regulators will be able to study each other’s inspectors’ reports on the ten largest European audit firm networks: PwC, KPMG, Deloitte, EY, BDO, Grant Thornton, Nexia...

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 - 4:40pm

The UKSA policy team has been investigating use of sections 146/147 of the Companies Act. These enable investors using nominee accounts to receive information from the companies in which they invest, but only if the nominee account provider...