ShareSoc News

FRC’s consultation on non-financial reporting guidance.

ShareSoc's response to the FRC’s consultation on non-financial reporting guidance is in this document: FRC Strategic Report Consultation Response

ShareSoc Open Letter to the board of RBS Group

Press Release 98 – ShareSoc Open Letter to the board of RBS GroupFor immediate release: ShareSoc has written an open letter to the Board of the RBS Group addressing unresolved issues that continue to concern individual shareholders. Please see below and contact Cliff Weight on cliff.weight@sharesoc.org for more information.SHARESOC OPEN LETTEROctober 2017TO THE BOARD OF RBS GROUPShareholder Resolutions for 2018 AGMSince ShareSoc first engaged with you on 12 December 2016 there have been several positive developments which we recognise and ...

Lifting the lid on the FRC – An Event for Retail Shareholders

ShareSoc has organised a special event for its members, in conjunction with the Financial Reporting Council (the FRC), to take place on 21st November 2017, 2pm -5pm.The FRC’s role is crucial to preserving your wealth. It is the organisation responsible for overseeing the quality of audit work carried out by an auditor. As such, it plays a crucial role in helping to protect your wealth. This is a unique opportunity, for UKSA and ShareSoc members only, for a direct dialogue with ...

ShareSoc’s Response to Patient Capital Review

 On 1st August 2017 H.M. Treasury launched a consultation on the subject of financing growth in innovative firms (a.k.a. The Patient Capital Review), which can be found here. ShareSoc and UKSA submitted a joint response to this consultation on 22nd September: ShareSoc -UKSA Patient Capital Patient Capital Review - FINAL VERSION 20170924Our response included the following comments:Individual shareholders are the archetypal long-term investors. They tend to invest for retirement, to fund care in later life and to pass on wealth to ...

ShareSoc Responds to the LSE’s AIM Discussion Paper

On 11th July, the London Stock Exchange published a discussion paper (AIM Notice 46) with suggestions for modifications to the AIM rules and handbooks.We are pleased that the LSE has responded to our call for an improvement in standards on the AIM market, as set out in our AIM Campaign and have in turn responded to the discussion paper. Our full response (12 pages) goes into considerable detail and can be read by clicking here. Prior to submitting the response ShareSoc Directors ...

Government delivers a damp squib on executive pay

Press Release 97 - Joint Press Release from UKSA and ShareSocBizarre move to publish register of pay offenders managed by non-independent industry fund manager body the Investment Association Positive steps re Stakeholders via FRC consultation on S172 reporting Retail shareholders have been ignored again.The government's long awaited package of reforms on corporate governance was published this morning. The main components of the reforms had already been widely 'leaked' to the media. This morning's publication confirms that the proposals fall well short ...

Organisations Applaud EU Proposal For A Pan-European Personal Pension (Pepp)

Press Release 96SHARESOC AND UKSA, ALONG WITH BETTER FINANCE, APPLAUD EU PROPOSAL FOR A PAN-EUROPEAN PERSONAL PENSION (PEPP) TO DEFUSE THE TICKING PENSIONS TIME BOMB, AND URGE THE UK GOVERNMENT TO MAKE FURTHER PROGRESS ON FOSTERING RETAIL INVESTMENT IN CAPITAL MARKETSCliff Weight, Director of ShareSoc commented, "The UK Government needs to ensure that, after BREXIT, we continue to look after the rights of individual investors and needs parallel process to the EU to solve the pensions timebomb."ShareSoc and UKSA ...

ShareSoc announces its new improved website

PRESS RELEASE 95 22/06/2017 ShareSoc announces its new improved website www.sharesoc.org This is part of ShareSoc’s plans to grow its membership and develop its range of services provided to individual investors.The new site has been funded by donations from members and companies. Modernised look, more appealing to new members. Clearly laid out website and information is easy to find. Blog, with the ability to subscribe to each post to keep you informed of key topics, as soon as posts are made. https://www.sharesoc.org/category/blog/Mark ...

New Website Launched!

  After almost a year of development, we are proud and excited to announce the launch of the new ShareSoc website. I would like to thank  all those members who donated generously to fund this development. I would also like to thank Mark Bentley for volunteering a huge amount of his time to manage the project. Mark was ably supported by our developers Chillibyte, and my thanks also go to them and to Angela Watt, for volunteering to transfer much of the content of our ...

RBS Shareholder Committee Campaign Update 5

This note has been issued to the campaign supporters.Thank you for help and support so far. I am writing to update you on progress, which is very disappointing. I expect some of you will not read all of this long post and quite understand if you only read part: for those who wish to, I have included my full report on the RBS AGM below.RBS refused to put our resolution on the AGM Agenda. Mark Northway, ShareSoc Chairman and Cliff Weight, ...
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