Is the world waking up to shareholder power?

As readers will know – I’ve been recommending for years that shareholders should be given a statutory role (shareholder power) to get more involved in companies’ activities. Prime Minister David Cameron and Business Secretary Vince Cable are now talking about making it a legal requirement for shareholders to have mandatory oversight on directors’ pay. However […]

Thanks, Sir David …

Yesterday I was among the audience listening intently to Sir David Attenborough as he gave a lecture entitled People and Planet. The thrust of much of his argument is that we need to deal with the taboos surrounding the issue of ever-expanding population growth and the impact on planet earth. Given that the lecture was […]

Reducing waste…

I was having a discussion the other day with a senior Civil Servant about the impacts of Primary and Secondary Legislation on workload in government. Historically Government has always distrusted minor errors creeping into administrative areas even when it can be shown that their incidence is very small, paling to insignificant. The response has mostly […]

Is Civil Service accountability above the Law?

Now this is going to be quite short but covers the important issue of Civil Service accountability. Over recent years I have come across a number of instances where the Civil Service in the execution of their duties have seen fit to impose an interpretation of the Law that has no foundation in legislation. All […]