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Why Carillion has gone into liquidation rather than administration

Contrary to popular — and populist — opinion, outsourcing is a messy business offering little margin for profit. Or for error.<p>Serco boss Rupert …

Finance

Britain's Carillion collapses after banks pull the plug

LONDON (Reuters) - Carillion collapsed on Monday when its banks pulled the plug, triggering Britain’s biggest corporate failure in a decade and forcing the government to step in to guarantee public services from school meals to roadworks.<p>The 200-year-old business went into compulsory liquidation at …

Santander UK

Carillion: Government contractor enters compulsory liquidation 'with immediate effect'

Major government contractor Carillion has said it will enter compulsory liquidation with immediate effect.<p>More follows…<p>Reuse content<p>Comments

Theresa May

David Davis says EU cannot 'cherry pick' terms of free trade deal

Brexit secretary uses phrase of EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier to say Britain wants ‘the full sweep of economic cooperation’<p>The Brexit secretary, David Davis, has turned the European Union’s negotiating mantra against the bloc to warn that it cannot “cherry pick” the terms of a free trade …

Brexit

British business slams Brexit

The UK's political leaders have been accused of "division and disorganisation" and of putting the economy at serious risk with their approach on Brexit.<p>The British Chambers of Commerce have launched a broadside at Theresa May's government as it prepares to embark on "phase two" of the negotiations …

Brexit

Carl Sargeant: Timeline of events before and following his death

<b>Sacked Welsh Government minister Carl Sargeant took his own life days after being accused of "unwanted attention, inappropriate touching or groping".</b><p>Here is a timeline of the events leading up to his death and what has unfolded since.<p>A chronology of key developments:<p><b>30 October 2017:</b> Carwyn Jones …

Robert Peston: 'I’m not saying Britain is finished, but our current problems are not a blip'

ITV’s political editor believes a universal basic income for every Briton is inevitable and that without a radical reinvention of the welfare state, the country is hurtling towards economic chaos<p>It is two years since Robert Peston left the BBC for ITV, but he doesn’t think his release from the …

GE's Board Says It Had No Idea About the CEO's Spare Plane

General Electric (ge) executives didn’t tell their board until October about a spare business jet that routinely flew for its now-retired chief …

UN forum to bring together governments and entrepreneurs for sustainable development

30 October 2017 – More than one thousand business leaders, government officials and academics will converge at a United Nations forum Tuesday in …

Why the new space race must focus on sustainability

There are roughly 1,500 satellites orbiting Earth right now, providing a wide array of data and services that are critical to human societies. They …

7 Keys to a Successful Board

Tweet this! :<p>board leadership;<br>• how the board considers and takes decisions;<br>• how these decisions are communicated, disseminated, actioned, and monitored …

Scandal-hit 2 Sisters suspends chicken production at West Midlands plant

Tesco joins boycott as food group closes doors at West Bromwich plant in order to retrain workers after Guardian/ITV investigation<p>The country’s largest supplier of supermarket chicken has suspended production at one of its main processing plants after undercover filming revealed poor hygiene …

Uber stripped of London licence due to lack of corporate responsibility

US ride-hailing company to appeal against ruling but new chief executive admits it is the ‘cost of a bad reputation’<p>Uber has been stripped of its London licence in a surprise move that dealt a serious blow to one of Silicon Valley’s fastest rising companies and sparked an outcry from a coalition of …

Uber

KLM Brings Sustainability and Customer Care to 30,000 Feet

Reducing emissions is only the start of the Dutch air carrier KLM's quest to become a more socially responsible company.

Air France-KLM

Directors’ Watchlist

@ToGovern’s Corporate Governance on Twitter<p>Don’t wait for it to bite you, keep up with the latest trends and news<p>.@skillcrush: 10 Coding Questions …

Governance

Does Diversity Actually Increase Creativity?

Setting aside social, political, and moral reasons for encouraging a more diverse workplace, there is arguably no better incentive for promoting diversity than the premise that diverse teams and organizations are more creative. But is there actually any evidence in support of this idea? And if …

Diversity

UK insurers hit by biggest accounting shake-up in decades

UK life insurers are facing the prospect of lower and more volatile profits under the most radical shake-up of accounting rules in the sector in …

Accounting

A 'Bloody Difficult' British Need: Factoring Basic Values Into Corporate Governance

Each passing day yields insight via the news on how our values are woven into the social and economic frameworks we create for ourselves. At times of political upheaval and rapid technological change it feels more important than ever to ensure we re-examine and affirm those values and the way in …

Brexit

VW Engineers Wanted O.K. From the Top for Emissions Fraud, Documents Show

FRANKFURT — Even after Volkswagen pleaded guilty to a nine-year conspiracy to dupe regulators and consumers, the carmaker has continued to insist that top executives played no role in the emissions fraud.<p>But internal company emails and memos, which were reviewed by The New York Times, indicate that …

Volkswagen

Study: Firms with More Women in the C-Suite Are More Profitable

While successful female leaders have made headlines in recent years — Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg, and Indra Nooyi all come to mind — they remain the exception to the rule.<p>Yet in the U.S. women make up nearly 40% of MBA graduates and 40% of managers. In many countries they make up an equal or …

Thematic Review on Corporate Governance

Available as: PDF<p>28 April 2017<p>This peer review examines the implementation of the G20/Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) …

Risk appetite in practice

From time to time, I am asked about the best risk management activity I have seen. Perhaps the best overall ERM was at SAP. I wouldn’t say it was …

Business Planning

Why is the US sending members of an alleged hate group to a UN conference on women?

Established in the 1946 charter of the United Nations, the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) holds one of the largest, most important yearly events addressing progress in women’s equality on an international scale. The meetings are attended by thousands of representatives of member states, …

Rights & Freedoms

'Paris in Georgia': political salons spring up across US in push against Trump

Taking inspiration from history, groups gather in Seattle, Minneapolis, San Francisco and beyond to plan opposition and create an outlet for their concerns<p>In the suburbs of Minneapolis–St Paul, friends gather around a backyard campfire to discuss how to turn their Donald Trump anger into action.<p>In …

Donald Trump

Disturbing New Facts About American Capitalism

“Let your winners run” is one of the oldest adages in investing. One of the newest ideas is that the winners may be running away with everything.<p>Modern capitalism is built on the idea that as companies get big, they become fat and happy, opening themselves up to lean and hungry competitors who can …

Equality

Four Ways to Be More Effective in Meetings

Meetings!<p>Those endless blocks of time during the workday in which we are given tacit approval to zone out but that we cannot skip.<p>One study estimated that American companies hold 11 million meetings daily. Another said the unproductive ones cost the country about $37 billion yearly. This amusing …

Management

Brussels rallies EU states to take legal action against VW

Volkswagen faces a co-ordinated push by Brussels and national consumer agencies to sue the German company over marketing claims that diesel cars at …

21st Century

Watchdog worried climate disclosures will lead to ‘checklist mentality’ - Corporate Governance UK

Financial Reporting Council seeks a “principles-based approach” to climate change disclosure and worries recent guidance is so big companies will …