2013

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Pan-European database on inspections of audit firms has been launched
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...
Information Rights for Nominee Accounts
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...
UKSA New Office Telephone Number
Monday, 21 October 2013 - 10:25am
The UK Shareholders' Association Office telephone number has changed to 0208 295 1667
PRUDENCE IS MISSING
Monday, 13 May 2013 - 11:09pm
A paper prepared by the UK Shareholders’ Association on the prudence concept in accounting has been published today. Please see the attached file to read the full paper.
The Future of IFRS. UKSA Policy Group representative talks at European Parliament
Saturday, 11 May 2013 - 2:36pm
Thanks to Dr Kamal and Mr Stolojan for arranging this meeting, and for giving me the chance to represent the views of investors. I am somewhat overawed by the experience and skills of my fellow panellists.
My background is that I am a...
Executive Directors’ Remuneration
Wednesday, 8 May 2013 - 2:52pm
Free event on Monday 10 June 2013 in London
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Alternative Investments and Gold
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...
REJECT THE PERSIMMON REMUNERATION REPORT !
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 ‘...

Vince Cable appears before Kay Review Committee
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,...

AN OWNERSHIP DAY FOR ALL INVESTORS
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...

The Persisting Threat of Dematerialisation
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...
The Persimmon Story
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....