Latest News from UKSA

Sunday, 28 April 2013 - 1:11pm

With the ongoing financial problems in the World it is a more than usually uncertain time for investors. The problems in the Euro-zone continue with new crises flaring up every few months. Developed countries seem unable to reduce debt to...

Monday, 8 April 2013 - 1:11pm

March 2013

Housebuilder Persimmon’s AGM takes place at York Racecourse on Thursday, April 18, but for the company’s management this will be no gamble. Last September, shareholders were persuaded to approve what the board has called a ‘...

Saturday, 30 March 2013 - 8:42pm

UKSA has contributed its views to the The Kay Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision Making. Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills recently appeared before the HoC Business,...

Monday, 11 March 2013 - 6:52pm


When will the government stop depriving investors of ownership rights?

March 12th was ‘Ownership Day’. This worthy initiative, hosted by parliament, was intended to encourage the active exercise of shareholder...

Friday, 15 February 2013 - 4:29pm

An EU threat to require the abolition of share certificates was originally reported to UKSA members in the association’s magazine The Private Investor in March 2012. The proposal is that all shares should be held in central securities...

Monday, 21 January 2013 - 1:06pm

Shares in Persimmon plc have been rising (as have most housebuilders’ recently), so its shareholders will be happy. But something has happened which may leave its shareholders far from happy in the future, even though the majority voted for it....

Thursday, 20 December 2012 - 3:26pm

Are Alternative Investment Market (AIM) shares right for ISAs?

Chancellor George Osborne announced in the Autumn Statement that here is to be a government-led consultation on the possible opening of ISAs (individual savings accounts) to...

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 - 4:53pm

Since UKSA’s policy team first questioned this scheme, further work has been done and a detailed analysis can be found in the members’ section of this website. This shows just what an extraordinary scheme this is and a mystery why the major...

Thursday, 18 October 2012 - 11:02am

Persimmon has dreamed up a generous new scheme for incentivising its underpaid and overworked directors. Nice work if you can get it!

At the Persimmon General Meeting held on 17th October 72% of the shareholders voted. Of those who...

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 - 6:56pm

Yesterday, UKSA asked BAE Systems’ directors to use their power to put pressure, both private and public, on all nominees on its share register to ensure that all their clients are fully informed about the proposals and able to instruct their...