Monday 30 March 2015

UK: Election 2015: Labour Party outlines corporate governance reforms

The Labour Party today published a manifesto for business, as part of its general election 2015 campaign: see here (pdf). The manifesto includes several corporate governance proposals:
We will give institutional investors a duty to act in the best interests of ordinary savers and to prioritise the long-term growth of the companies they invest in. We will change takeover rules to strengthen the role of long term investors by restricting voting to those already holding shares when a bid is made, and strengthen the public interest test to protect the UK’s science and research base. Everybody supports reward for outstanding achievement. Labour will improve the link between executive pay and performance by simplifying pay packages, putting employee representation on remuneration committees and requiring investment and pension fund managers to disclose how they vote on pay and other issues".

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