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The Impact Of Corporate Governance On The Uk

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to performance measurement. However, the Walker Review (2009) classifies that the role of the corporate governance as protection of shareholders’ interests by providing the company’s strategic conduct and overseeing capable managers to achieve it. Robert E. Wright (2014) argued that the corporate governance in the late 19th and early 20th century, were run like ‘republics’ with many checks and balances against fraud and seizing power of managers or large shareholders. Governance goes back as there were always implementation of standards, regulation of prices as well as entry to trades. The pillar for modern company law is the concept of ownership and shareholder rights as this is identified by Tricker (2012). During the time from 17th and…show more content…
In the 21st century there has been many corporate collapses and changes in the legislation of corporate governance. An inadequate internal risk management leads to failures which then leads to the global financial crisis, as The Turner Review (2009) identified. The UK Companies Act 2006 highlights that a stakeholder must hold major responsibility by companies with a result of emphasis divergent from a stakeholder view of accountability to a broad understanding of corporate governance (Solomon 2013). Recently the UK’s scheme for corporate governance and risk managements represents the stakeholder – oriented approach for the global environment of financial strain and ambiguity. Case Study: Marks & Spencer Marks & Spencer (M&S) is the case study for this report, a major British multinational retailer which specialises in the selling of clothing, home products and luxury food products. The company was founded by a partnership between Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer. In 1894, Marks accomplished a permanent stall in Leeds, he invited Spencer to become his partner. In 1998, the British retailer became the first to make a pre-tax profit of over £1 billion. M&S have almost 800 stores throughout the UK. There are over 300 stores in 40 overseas locations. M&S has varied into current accounts, credit cards, loyalty schemes, car insurance, travel, pet and home insurance and as well as selling energy. There was a breach of corporate governance legislation
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