News for members

July 2017
28/07/17 Independent review of building regulations & fire safety announced
21/07/17 Environment Secretary signals his ambition for a "Green Brexit"
21/07/17 Government calls for evidence for new UK aviation strategy
19/07/17 Grocery Code Adjudicator - statutory review published
17/07/17 Peers call for anti-corruption strategy & action on unexplained wealth orders & registers
13/07/17 Brexit legislation introduced in the House of Commons
12/07/17 Education Secretary commends business supported schemes to tackle social mobility
11/07/17 Good Work - Taylor Review of employment practices published
05/07/17 Government suppliers support prompt payment code
04/07/17 MPs call for more durable consumer products & recommend voluntary labelling scheme
03/07/17 Ofgem announces measures to protect vulnerable customers
June 2017
29/06/17 CCC calls for urgent delivery of new plan to ensure UK meets climate commitments
29/06/17 UK national statistics on carbon emissions published
28/06/17 SMC reports Government policies contributed little to social mobility 1997-2017
27/06/17 Pensions Regulator acknowledges it could have acted faster & more clearly on BHS
26/06/17 EC adopts guidelines on the disclosure of environmental and social information
21/06/17 Queen Speech & Government agreement with DUP on support in Parliament
21/06/17 Government supports Social Mobility Employer Index launch
20/06/17 Brexit negotiations begin
16/06/17 FSS welcomes report on food choices & calls for a "retail revolution"
13/06/17 Scottish Government announces new climate change proposals
13/06/17 Scottish Government announces new climate change proposals
09/06/17 General election results in a hung Parliament
07/06/17 OECD initiative on international tax avoidance agreed by 76 countries
06/06/17 International disappointment about US decision to withdraw from Paris Agreement
May 2017
03/05/17 APCRG Responsible Business Champions scheme reception postponed due to general election
02/05/17 Work & Pensions Select Committee calls for end of bogus self-employment practices
01/05/17 Home Affairs Committee accuses social media companies of shameful behaviour
April 2017
29/04/17 Labour Party announces proposals for the workplace
27/04/17 Criminal Finances Act 2017
26/04/17 European Commission presents Pillar of Social Rights
24/04/17 Race in the workplace
21/04/17 Business Select Committee reports on corporate governance
19/04/17 Government response to EAC report on air quality and noise
18/04/17 Addressing the disability employment gap
13/04/17 CCC advises Welsh Government on climate change targets
05/04/17 JCHR calls for better legislation & enforcement to protect human rights
05/04/17 Government proposes a register for beneficial ownership of UK property
March 2017
31/03/17 UK reaffirms commitment to responsibility in the extractive industries sector
31/03/17 Apprenticeship levy comes into force
30/03/17 Article 50 triggered by UK Government
30/03/17 PHE unveils sugar reduction programme, confirming ambitious targets for food industry
29/03/17 Social media companies removing extremist content from their websites
28/03/17 Tesco to compensate investors for market abuse & pay £129m fine
28/03/17 Women & Equalities Select Committee to consider older people in the workplace
23/03/17 MPs discuss social mobility in the UK
23/03/17 Financial Reporting Council proposes simpler financial reporting standards
20/03/17 CMA launches crackdown on cartels with up to £100,000 for whistleblowers
16/03/17 Brexit Bill enacted
16/03/17 MSPs debate Scottish Government's plans for tackling climate change
16/03/17 British Banks accused of money laundering
15/03/17 EHRC makes clear that staff wearing religious symbols cannot be targeted for dismissal
14/03/17 Nicola Sturgeon says she will seek second referendum on Scottish independence
09/03/17 Government urges business leaders to make more progress on diversity & inclusion
09/03/17 Welsh Government Code of Practice for Ethical Employment in Supply Chains
08/03/17 Budget 2017
03/03/17 BEIS Committee says Government's industrial strategy lacks a strategic framework
01/03/17 Peers inflict first defeat on Government on Brexit Bill
February 2017
28/02/17 McGregor-Smith review sets out the potential value of BME workplace progression
28/02/17 Commons Education Select Committee reports concerns about multi-academy trusts
23/02/17 EAC reports on the environmental impact of Heathrow Airport
22/02/17 Apprenticeships, technical and further education
21/02/17 FRC consultation on Corporate Governance Code
21/02/17 Women & Equalities Committee disappointed by Government response on gender pay
15/02/17 Record number of employers named & shamed for underpaying workers
14/02/17 FRC to review culture & governance at audit firms
14/02/17 HL EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee reports on implications of Brexit
12/02/17 W&P Select Committee responds to Government corporate governance consultation
08/02/17 Peers debate effectiveness of the CMA in supporting consumers
03/02/17 Work & Pensions Select Committee reports on disability employment gap
02/02/17 APCRG announces launch of 2017 Responsible Business Champions scheme
02/02/17 European Commission to ratify Montreal Protocol amendment
02/02/17 Fuller working lives: a partnership approach
01/02/17 Government moves swiftly ahead to seek Parliamentary approval for Brexit
January 2017
31/01/17 Government provides guidance on new late payment reporting legislation
26/01/17 Government response on pregnancy & maternity discrimination published
25/01/17 Select Committees express concern about discriminatory workplace dress codes
24/01/17 BEIS consults on Modern Industrial Strategy & commits £28m to energy innovation
24/01/17 MPs debate UK decarbonisation & carbon capture and storage
24/01/17 BEIS Committee corporate governance inquiry
19/01/17 Scottish Government reports on Climate Change Plan & Energy Strategy and consults
18/01/17 Defra publishes UK Climate change Risk Assessment 2017
18/01/17 MPs debate proposed sale of Green Investment Bank
18/01/17 CEO pay & pay ratios comes under renewed scrutiny
16/01/17 DFID responds to Select Committee report on tackling corruption overseas
16/01/17 Women & Equalities Select Committee launches inquiry into fathers & the workplace
11/01/17 FRC reports on developments in corporate governance
09/01/17 PM highlights role employers can play in tackling mental illness
04/01/17 CEO pay & pay ratios comes under renewed scrutiny
04/01/17 HCL briefing paper on shale gas & fracking
December 2016
14/12/16 OECD & IBA to develop joint guidance to help lawyers tackle corruption
14/12/16 Corporate governance and social responsibility
14/12/16 FSB welcomes recommendations on climate-related financial disclosure
14/12/16 Greening Government commitments
13/12/16 Corporate treatment of loyal customers
12/12/16 EU Select Committee publishes series of reports on implications of Brexit
12/12/16 Non-Financial Reporting Regulations 2016
09/12/16 Government publishes guidance for establishing & developing academy trusts
08/12/16 Attorney General flags up forthcoming call for evidence on criminal corporate liability
08/12/16 Peers debate rights and responsibilities in corporate sector
08/12/16 CAP extends TV ban on promotion of HFSS foods to social media, cinema & print
07/12/16 APCRG Responsible Business Champions scheme cited in new CSJ report
05/12/16 Tax relief to be expanded for corporate support for grassroots sport
November 2016
29/11/16 Corporate governance review launched by Government
23/11/16 Autumn Statement
22/11/16 Government questioned on delivery of LHR third runway within UK 2050 carbon budgets
17/11/16 Brexit negotiating objectives & potential trade models for UK to be examined by MPs
16/11/16 State of the Nation 2016 - Commission issues stark warning on social mobility in UK
14/11/16 PM spells out her vision of more responsible capitalism
14/11/16 Wolf report: UK technical education is "in tatters" & university funding unsustainable
10/11/16 Government sets out plans for clean energy investment
08/11/16 Government calls for evidence on performance of Grocery Code Adjudicator
08/11/16 Hampton/Alexander review of women's progression in the workplace
08/11/16 Pension Funds and Social Investment - call for evidence
03/11/16 UNEP publishes 2016 Emissions Gap report
03/11/16 Government loses High Court case on right to trigger Article 50
02/11/16 Paris Agreement enters info force & UN Summit in Marrakech considers next steps
02/11/16 Parker review of diversity on FTSE boards published
October 2016
31/10/16 DWP publishes Work, Health & Disability Green Paper
31/10/16 Ministers comment on Brexit implications of Nissan investment in Sunderland
31/10/16 Peers question Governor of Bank of England
27/10/16 LGA & Headteachers welcome decision to drop academisation of all schools
26/10/16 Government announces decision to approve third runway at Heathrow
25/10/16 Government announces its apprenticeship funding policy
25/10/16 MEPs support resolution on ensuring respect of human rights by companies abroad
25/10/16 European Commission publishes work programme for 2017
25/10/16 Scottish Government publishes enterprise & skills review conclusions
20/10/16 MPs debate BHS governance, related failures & call for company law reform
20/10/16 MPs debate rights of EU nationals in UK
20/10/16 LGA calls for broadband USO with social tariffs
20/10/16 Lords EU Committee reports on Parliamentary scrutiny of Brexit process
13/10/16 CCC calls for concrete action by UK to meet its climate change commitments
13/10/16 Cridland review of State Pension Age also considers support for older workers
05/10/16 Conservative Conference – clarifies Brexit process & sets priorities for Government
04/10/16 EU ratification of Paris Agreement means global implementation threshold has been met
02/10/16 Prime Minister commissions review of employment practices
September 2016
30/09/16 Support for the Better than Zero campaign
27/09/16 Scottish Government statement on proposed annual climate change targets
16/09/16 BIS Committee launches corporate governance inquiry
14/09/16 ECHR welcomes business initiative tackling maternity & pregnancy discrimination
08/09/16 Peers debate Changing banking for good
08/09/16 G20 China Summit focuses on sustainable development, BEPS & post-Brexit trade
07/09/16 UK on course to miss 2020 renewable energy targets
07/09/16 EU Committee & Sub-Committees launch inquiries on key issues arising post Brexit
07/09/16 USA & China commit to joining Paris climate pact
06/09/16 Scottish Government Work Programme 2016-17
05/09/16 David Davis makes first major statement on preparations for leaving the EU
01/09/16 EAC calls for stronger commitment from Government to sustainable transport
01/09/16 Does excessive executive remuneration undermine employee motivation?
August 2016
31/08/16 MPs call for better workplace protection for pregnant women & young mothers
30/08/16 NAO investigates protection of vulnerable consumers in regulated industries
27/08/16 PM launches audit of public services to investigate racial disparities
26/08/16 Scottish Government publishes labour market strategy
16/08/16 Government supports largest offshore wind farm development at Hornsea
12/08/16 Government consults on new apprenticeship funding system
12/08/16 CMA publishes final report on retail banking market for SMEs
08/08/16 Skills Minister launches new plan for technical education
08/08/16 FSB launches review of implementation of G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance
03/08/16 Ofgem remedies for energy market
02/08/16 FCA consults further on PPI complaints rules & guidance
02/08/16 State of the Global Climate report published
02/08/16 OECD & UK updates: partnerships to be included in country by country reporting
July 2016
31/07/16 PM makes tackling modern slavery a priority for Government
25/07/16 EAC launches inquiry into UK implementation of SDGs
22/07/16 Parliament considers implications of Brexit for UK
21/07/16 FRC argues corporate culture underpins business sustainability
18/07/16 CCC warns that UK must prepare now for 'inevitable changes' of climate risks
07/07/16 CCC report on compatibility of shale gas and carbon budgets & Government response
06/07/16 G7 Leaders confirm commitment to Paris targets & anticipate end to fossil fuel subsidies
06/07/16 CCC sets out a strategic approach to carbon capture and storage in UK
06/07/16 EC announces next steps towards increasing tax transparency
June 2016
30/06/16 Government accepts CCC's advice on Fifth Carbon Budget (2028-2032)
28/06/16 Tackling skills shortages in the UK post Brexit
28/06/16 Brexit victory in EU referendum & Prime Minister to step down in autumn
28/06/16 MEPs welcome EC proposal for an anti- tax avoidance directive
25/06/16 Government suppliers encouraged to sign up to Armed Forces Covenant
24/06/16 CMA publishes final report following energy market investigation
21/06/16 Welsh Government food strategy aims to support global responsibility
20/06/16 Both House of Parliament recalled to pay tribute to MP killed in her constituency
20/06/16 HC Select Committee concludes Britain is making insufficient progress on UN SDGs
17/06/16 Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee publishes cyber security inquiry report
16/06/16 JCHR launches inquiry into UK implementation of UNGPs on business & human rights
13/06/16 HC Science & Technology Committee calls for action on digital skills “crisis”
10/06/16 European Commission adopts new Skills Agenda
May 2016
31/05/16 Scotland achieved 2020 GHG emissions targets in 2014
26/05/16 Queen's Speech
25/05/16 Companies long-listed for APCRG National Responsible Business Champion award 2016
25/05/16 Anti-Corruption Summit 2016
23/05/16 BHS & responsibility of professional advisers in sales of companies
16/05/16 Experts call for employers & universities to do more to address STEM skills shortages
16/05/16 EHRC launches new campaign to help prevent maternity discrimination in workplace
13/05/16 UK action to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights
13/05/16 PAC reports on mis-selling of financial services
09/05/16 Government announces changes to plans to make all schools academies
05/05/16 Support for vulnerable customers & transparency in the water sector
03/05/16 Apprenticeships for young people & the apprenticeship levy
April 2016
26/04/16 National Living Wage & employee contracts - EDM 1381
20/04/16 Peers urge better protection for users of online platforms in Digital Single Market
18/04/16 Financial Reporting Council guidance on going concern basis of accounting
17/04/16 Prime Minister sets out personal & Government action on tax avoidance and evasion
14/04/16 Labour Party welcomes BP shareholders' decision as sign of ethical shareholder action
12/04/16 Commission proposes country by country reporting for multinational companies
12/04/16 Labour Party strongly opposes Government plans to "academise" all schools
06/04/16 EU referendum campaign starts
March 2016
30/03/16 Work & Pensions Select Committee announces disability employment gap inquiry
24/03/16 Government and business works in partnership to boost social mobility
24/03/16 National Apprenticeship Week
23/03/16 Government funding for carbon capture and storage in the UK
22/03/16 Women and Equalities Select Committee reports on gender pay gap
22/03/16 EHRC reports on discrimination against pregnant women
21/03/16 EHRC reports on gender diversity at board level in FTSE 350
19/03/16 Budget 2016
16/03/16 European Council agreement on country by country tax reporting by MNCs
10/03/16 Implementation of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive
10/03/16 Mandatory reporting of climate risks
03/03/16 ECCC calls on Government to restore investor confidence in energy sector
February 2016
29/02/16 European Commission unveils EU-USA Privacy Shield
29/02/16 Volkswagen pressed by Transport Secretary to treat UK consumers fairly
24/02/16 Women at the top - Women & Equalities Select Committee announce short inquiry
24/02/16 MPs debate multinational companies' UK corporation tax payments
17/02/16 SNP welcomes business engagement in schools
16/02/16 BIS consults on implementation of EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive
12/02/16 BIS publishes updated guidance for employers on apprenticeship standards
12/02/16 Government consults on mandatory gender pay gap reporting draft regulations
12/02/16 Inquiry into apprenticeships announced by Commons Select Committee Sub-Committee
10/02/16 ECCC criticises Govt's withdrawal of CCS funding & calls for new CCS & gas strategies
10/02/16 Peers debate EU alcohol strategy & UK Government action on alcohol-related harm
08/02/16 PM speaks on prison reform & says Civil Service will "ban the box"
07/02/16 New review to examine representation of women at FTSE 350 executive level
05/02/16 Business Secretary establishes review into BME progression in the labour market
04/02/16 Peers debate food waste
03/02/16 Action to tackle gender pay gap in Scotland
03/02/16 MEPs urge Commission to table new gender equality strategy
02/02/16 MPs criticise gender pricing
02/02/16 Support for employees' health and wellbeing
01/02/16 Employers encouraged to support employees with caring responsibilities
January 2016
28/01/16 31 OECD member countries reach agreement on corporate tax transparency
26/01/16 Grocery Code Adjudicator finds Tesco breached Code
25/01/16 MPs to investigate employment barriers & discrimination faced by Muslims at work
21/01/16 Women's contribution to business, the economy and future UK economic growth
21/01/16 Government announces new strike thresholds for important public services
16/01/16 European Commission consults on non-financial reporting guidelines
15/01/16 DECC publishes UK's second biennial report on climate change
14/01/16 FRC commends overall standards of corporate governance & stewardship
14/01/16 Work, wages & wellbeing in the Scottish labour market - inquiry report published
12/01/16 BIS responds to consultation on enforcement of employees' rights
06/01/16 Executive pay and income inequality
December 2015
17/12/15 FRC provides new tools to support clear & concise narrative reporting
14/12/15 FRC seeks improved reporting by signatories to the Stewardship Code
12/12/15 Paris UN Climate Change Conference 2015
10/12/15 Contribution of business to tackling major challenges in the UK
08/12/15 European Ministers adopt conclusions on business taxation
02/12/15 Commission proposes European Accessibility Act
02/12/15 Labour Party plans kitemark for "good businesses"
02/12/15 Commission adopts new Circular Economy Package
01/12/15 Commons Environmental Audit Committee reports on Heathrow expansion
01/12/15 Water affordability & support for vulnerable customers
01/12/15 FRC calls for transparent disclosure of tax risks in company reports
November 2015
26/11/15 Autumn Statement
26/11/15 CCC publishes its advice on fifth carbon budget
25/11/15 Government resets energy policy
20/11/15 Apprenticeships & skills in the construction sector
18/11/15 Commission consultation on work-life balance to improve gender equality
17/11/15 UKCES reports on women's educational attainment & experience in the workplace
11/11/15 UK Government responds to EC consultations on circular economy & waste markets
09/11/15 Met Office data: earth temperature exceeds 1C above pre-industrial levels for first time
09/11/15 UK sets out its position on EU ETS reform
08/11/15 Scottish Government calls for a ban on "junk" food advertising before 9pm
06/11/15 MPs debate preparations for UN climate change conference in Paris
05/11/15 WRAP announces clothing sector is on track to meet 2020 targets
04/11/15 Commission publishes Renewable Energy roadmap for 2030
03/11/15 Chancellor sets out plans to improve cyber security in the UK
02/11/15 Encouraging fair practices in UK companies' international supply chains
02/11/15 Living Wage Week
October 2015
31/10/15 EAC commissions NAO to audit spending review process for environmental impact
30/10/15 New statutory guidance formalises Scottish Government's fair work procurement policy
30/10/15 Transports Ministers update MPs on VW follow up action
29/10/15 Latest progress reports shows UK 25% target for women on boards has been met
29/10/15 Advertising Standards Authority governance & advertising self-regulation
28/10/15 Home Office publishes guidance on transparency in supply chain reporting
26/10/15 Cybersecurity & encryption of data
22/10/15 Business action to reduce its contribution to climate change
22/10/15 Peers debate availability & quality of apprenticeships & mismatch with skill needs
21/10/15 EC orders 2 Member States to recover minimum €20m tax from Fiat & Starbucks
17/10/15 SNP Conference
15/10/15 EAC takes evidence on diesel emissions & air quality in wake of VW scandal
15/10/15 CCC reports on scientific & international context for advice on 5th Carbon Budget
08/10/15 OECD plans for reform of corporate taxes welcomed by G20 Finance Ministers
08/10/15 UNEP reports how global finance can be harnessed to support sustainable development
07/10/15 Conservative Party Conference
05/10/15 Working grandparents will be able to share parental leave by 2018
01/10/15 Business culture, public trust and internal audit
September 2015
29/09/15 Carney calls for greater transparency to protect value of carbon assets & financial stability
29/09/15 EU Audit Directive and Regulation implementation & new FRC consultation
28/09/15 UN agrees 17 sustainable development goals
25/09/15 Short consultation on draft apprenticeship standards
24/09/15 Committee on Climate Change asks Secretary of State to clarify low carbon policy
11/09/15 LEA Committee questions Chancellor on wide-ranging economic issues
09/09/15 SG questioned on plans for a Social Responsibility Levy for the drinks industry
03/09/15 Scottish Business Pledge
03/09/15 Scottish Government Programme 2015-16
01/09/15 Government strengthens enforcement of National Minimum Wage & National Living Wage
01/09/15 Scottish Government Programme 2015-16
01/09/15 Eurostat monitoring report of the EU's sustainable development strategy
August 2015
21/08/15 Government consults on apprenticeship levy & announces new industry standards
19/08/15 ASA publishes guidance on video advertising
18/08/15 Better protection for children from inappropriate music videos online
13/08/15 CMA publishes final order on pay day lending
13/08/15 TUC urges Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group to help protect employment rights
10/08/15 Scottish Government responds to fair work review & awards STUC £100,000
04/08/15 European Commission publishes work-life balance roadmap for consultation
04/08/15 DCMS publishes report on London 2012 legacy
02/08/15 Government responds to CMA report on the energy market
July 2015
31/07/15 CMA updates guidance on unfair contract terms
30/07/15 LPC seeks views on national minimum wage rates & national living wage 2017
29/07/15 Government calls for evidence on impact on employment of obesity & addiction
29/07/15 Modern Slavery measures come into force
28/07/15 David Cameron highlights international work to tackle corruption
27/07/15 HL Social Mobility Committee considers transition from school to workplace
26/07/15 BIS consults on proposals for Small Business Commissioner
21/07/15 Summer Budget 2015
16/07/15 CMA responds to Which? super-complaint on supermarket pricing & promotions
16/07/15 FRC response to Commission recommendations on corporate governance reporting
15/07/15 London City Airport wins 2015 APCRG National Responsible Business Champion award
15/07/15 BIS consults on proposed industrial relations reforms
14/07/15 PM commits Government to action on gender pay gap as consultation is launched
09/07/15 MEPs want systemic change to ensure progress towards circular economy
08/07/15 MEPs agree position on TTIP
08/07/15 MEPs support tax transparency, better governance & long-term shareholder engagement
07/07/15 CMA sets out case for energy market reform
06/07/15 Responsible and transparent investment by pension schemes
01/07/15 BIS & EHRC publish joint research findings on pregnancy & maternity discrimination
June 2015
30/06/15 EC launches action plan for fair and efficient corporate taxation in the EU
30/06/15 CCC 2015 progress report published
30/06/15 G7 countries aim to phase out fossil fuel use
30/06/15 Ethics and sustainability in fashion - EDM 225
29/06/15 TTIP debate postponed as MEPs table 100+ amendments to draft resolution
26/06/15 Zero-hour contracts
25/06/15 London Mayor supports call for 100 hours work experience for school pupils
25/06/15 MEPs and European Ministers consider proposals for promoting gender equality
24/06/15 HL Committee launches inquiry into anti-discrimination legislation
23/06/15 FCA & PRA announce new rules on executive remuneration
22/06/15 Scottish Parliament Committee inquiry into work, wages & wellbeing
18/06/15 Government announces new scheme to deliver apprenticeships in SMES
11/06/15 MPs debate food waste
10/06/15 Bank of England Governor declares age of irresponsibility in the City is over
04/06/15 MSPs debate Scotland's progress on tackling alcohol abuse
03/06/15 Blacklisting & use of public procurement to promote employment good practice
02/06/15 Illegal and unsustainable timber - EDM 65
May 2015
28/05/15 European Commission consults on circular economy
28/05/15 Government calls on FIFA President to step down amidst corruption allegations
27/05/15 Commission prepares for action plan on fairer corporation tax
27/05/15 Queen's Speech
27/05/15 Zero hour contracts legislation implemented
27/05/15 Scottish Government publishes report on business benefits of paying the living wage
26/05/15 Scottish Government launches new voluntary best practice code for companies
26/05/15 Agreement reached on EU ETS market stability reserve
22/05/15 FCA investment and corporate banking market study
21/05/15 MSPs criticise Network Rail decisions on executive pay
21/05/15 Bank of England consults on corporate governance
21/05/15 Scottish Apprenticeship Week
20/05/15 FCA fines Barclays £284.4 million for foreign exchange failings
20/05/15 MEPs vote for mandatory certification for certain conflict minerals & metals importers
19/05/15 UK General Election results
12/05/15 Prime Minister aims for 2m more jobs & 3m more apprentices 2015-2020
08/05/15 Consultation on code of ethics for public sector senior management
07/05/15 Conservative Party business related election commitments
07/05/15 Green Party business related election commitments
07/05/15 Labour Party business related election commitments
07/05/15 Liberal Democrat Party business related election commitments
07/05/15 Plaid Cymru business related election commitments
07/05/15 SNP business related election commitments
07/05/15 UKIP business related election commitments
07/05/15 Joint commitment on the environment & climate change by 3 major parties
April 2015
30/04/15 Responsible Business Week 2015
29/04/15 Rana Plaza - European Parliament resolution on supply chain working conditions
29/04/15 European Commission consults on gender equality policy
29/04/15 MEPs adopt resolution on EU alcohol strategy & call for calorie & warning labelling
28/04/15 DECC survey shows huge public support for renewable energy
22/04/15 Scottish Government announces new energy efficiency scheme to tackle fuel poverty
17/04/15 Scottish Fair Work Convention begins work
15/04/15 Welsh Government announces £10m project to support gender equality in the workplace
13/04/15 NIE review of youth training & workplace mentoring completed
05/04/15 Shared Parental Leave law becomes effective
March 2015
30/03/15 Dissolution of Parliament & general election campaign
27/03/15 Scottish Affairs Committee publishes further report on blacklisting
26/03/15 UK greenhouse gas emissions fall by record amount between 2013 & 2014
25/03/15 Budget 2015
25/03/15 Industrial decarbonisation and energy efficiency roadmaps to 2050
25/03/15 Education Select Committee reports on apprenticeships and traineeships
19/03/15 Corporate tax avoidance - Opposition Day debate
18/03/15 EC publishes tax transparency package to tackle corporate tax avoidance
17/03/15 UK concludes chairmanship of global business best practice initiative
17/03/15 Assembly Members welcome WG announcement of climate change targets for Wales
16/03/15 Party Spring Conferences
13/03/15 Communities Minister calls on businesses to support local communities & high streets
13/03/15 CCC welcomes Party Leaders' joint pledge on climate change
11/03/15 A new vision for older workers
10/03/15 Scotland Energy Jobs Taskforce
09/03/15 Corporate disclosure of personal information
09/03/15 Corporate reporting of pay differentials
06/03/15 BIS research paper: shareholder voting, directors' pay & reporting
05/03/15 Peers' report on EU alcohol strategy calls for tougher labelling rules
04/03/15 FCA draws attention to European Banking Authority draft guidelines on remuneration policies
February 2015
26/02/15 European Parliament sets-up Special Committee on Tax Rulings
25/02/15 Treasury Committee takes evidence on HMRC & HSBC
24/02/15 Party leaders sign joint commitment to tackle climate change
23/02/15 Green Energy Group Ministers call for EU ETS reform
20/02/15 Scottish Government consults on climate reporting by public bodies
18/02/15 Government supports business-led campaign to boost women's employment
17/02/15 ECCC report argues global climate deal must link Emissions Trading Systems
16/02/15 Labour Party publishes new business strategy
12/02/15 UKCES report highlights importance of work experience for young people
09/02/15 MPs debate tax evasion & tax avoidance facilitated by HSBC Swiss subsidiary
09/02/15 Scottish Government consults on new public procurement rules
06/02/15 Miliband warns tax havens to cooperate or face being blacklisted
06/02/15 PAC reports on role of accountancy firms in corporate tax avoidance
02/02/15 OECD reports on social impact investing
02/02/15 OECD presents report on tax base erosion to G20 Ministers in Istanbul
January 2015
29/01/15 APCRG Responsible Business Cards sent to MPs
29/01/15 APCRG launches Responsible Business Champions initiative
29/01/15 Water companies' social tariffs
29/01/15 UNGC Guide to Corporate Sustainability & Global Opportunity Report 2015
28/01/15 DECC publishes encouraging results from "global climate calculator"
28/01/15 UK food and drink manufacturers slash CO2 emissions by 35%
27/01/15 Commons Education Select Committee publishes report on academies and free schools
27/01/15 Commons Education Committee publishes report on academies and free schools
21/01/15 Tackling in-work poverty in Scotland and Northern Ireland
21/01/15 Government and industry collaborate on rail supply chain strategy
20/01/15 EC publishes latest figures for women on boards across EU
20/01/15 Motor industry & Government provide joint funding to boost skills development
18/01/15 UK publishes first Anti-Corruption Plan
15/01/15 FCA - Transparency Directive implementation (reports on payments to governments)
15/01/15 FRC reports on compliance with Corporate Governance Code and Stewardship Code
15/01/15 Implementation of company filing and corporate transparency measures
13/01/15 Pensions Ministers calls on business to help develop skills of older workers
09/01/15 EAC launches inquiry into Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
09/01/15 TUC responds to Government evidence on NMW abuse of young people
08/01/15 Tackling NMW abuses
December 2014
22/12/14 Older workers to be helped to overcome age discrimination
18/12/14 Government supports new corporate human rights benchmark
18/12/14 FRC consults on impact of EU legislation on auditing and ethical standards
18/12/14 Ofgem publishes report on suppliers' social obligations in 2013
16/12/14 EC 2015 work programme and "kill list" proposals
16/12/14 NIE Schools Minister welcomes role for business in education
15/12/14 Big Society Capital launches match-funding challenge for social investment
12/12/14 Scottish Government puts better collaboration at heart of plans for youth skills and jobs
11/12/14 FRC publishes new guidance for people preparing annual reports for 2015
11/12/14 PM announces better protection for children online
11/12/14 Water companies' social tariffs
10/12/14 UNGC issues new call for action on corruption
10/12/14 New careers and enterprise company for schools to work closely with employers
09/12/14 EC publishes results of EU Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy consultation
09/12/14 European Council amends Parent-Subsidiary Directive to tackle corporate tax avoidance
08/12/14 FRC consults on streamlined proposals for reporting within groups
01/12/14 BIS Committee reports on business-university collaboration
November 2014
26/11/14 Living Wage will play a "central" part in Scottish Government’s action on poverty
25/11/14 Extractive industries payments to Governments - MPs & Peers debate regulations
19/11/14 Businesses responding positively to call for more family-friendly working practices
17/11/14 Former members of PCBS issue progress report on reform of the banking sector
14/11/14 Labour would toughen penalties for aggressive corporate tax avoidance
13/11/14 Nick Clegg announces a dozen Social Mobility Business Compact 'Champions'
13/11/14 New public procurement plan for food and catering services
13/11/14 MSPs debate progressive workplace policies
12/11/14 FCA announces £1.1 billion fines for FX manipulation by banks
11/11/14 Better off Britain - UK employers call for action on living standards and low pay
05/11/14 MSPs debate Living Wage
05/11/14 £19m available to support innovative businesses tackling climate change
03/11/14 Accredited Living Wage employers double this year to over 1000
03/11/14 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Assessment Synthesis Report published
October 2014
29/10/14 Unpaid internships
29/10/14 FCA suspends its Tesco inquiry as SFO launches criminal investigation
28/10/14 EU on track to meet its 2020 climate & energy targets
27/10/14 Nuisance calls consultation
26/10/14 European Banking Authority reports that vast majority of EU banks are financially sound
24/10/14 Social Value Act consultation
24/10/14 “Greening” the Europe 2020 Strategy
24/10/14 European Leaders reach agreement on 2020-2030 climate & energy policy framework
23/10/14 Calls for stability in skills policy & improved alternatives to university for young people
20/10/14 ECCC publishes Government responses to low carbon innovation & climate change reports
15/10/14 EFRA Committee inquiry into food security, demand, consumption & waste
14/10/14 FRC corporate reporting review commends larger companies’ reporting
14/10/14 London employers “lag behind” in terms of apprenticeships
13/10/14 Large companies will be required to report on supply chains & slavery
05/10/14 Government takes further action on aggressive corporate tax planning
01/10/14 FRC & FCA respond to Tesco trading announcement of overstated profits
September 2014
29/09/14 European Council endorses non-financial reporting Directive for large companies
23/09/14 Barclays fined nearly £38 million for putting £16.5 billion of client assets at risk
22/09/14 UKCES & UUK report on business collaboration with universities
22/09/14 G20 Finance Ministers discuss OECD proposals for country-by-country reporting
19/09/14 Transposing the 2014 EU procurement directives
17/09/14 Updated Corporate Governance Code published by FRC
16/09/14 Independent report on academy sponsorship published by Education Select Committee
10/09/14 EAC critical of Government record on environmental issues
09/09/14 Elliott Review – final report calls for a new Food Crime Unit
09/09/14 UN Climate Summit 2014
04/09/14 EAC calls for evidence on Sustainable Development Goals
August 2014
29/08/14 Smaller companies reporting: implementing EU Accounting Directive 2013 consultation
20/08/14 Trailblazer Apprenticeships schemes receive wide-ranging corporate support
19/08/14 Public Services (Social Value) Act - information & resources
07/08/14 EC consults on the impact of International Financial Reporting Standards
05/08/14 Employers support new technical schools
July 2014
24/07/14 CMA publishes issues statement for energy market investigation
22/07/14 EU Data Protection law – Peers report on a 'right to be forgotten'
22/07/14 Ofcom publishes report on internet safety measures
18/07/14 CMA & FCA conclude banking sector is not working well for SMEs & personal customers
16/07/14 UK calls for major changes to EU ETS
09/07/14 EAC to consider England's progress in adapting to climate change examined
08/07/14 Alcohol industry pledges to take further action to tackle irresponsible drinking
08/07/14 Helping stamp out modern slavery in supply chains
07/07/14 EU moves towards a circular economy
01/07/14 Law Commission reports on fiduciary duties of investment intermediaries
June 2014
30/06/14 Acas produces new guidance as 20m people now have right to request flexible working
26/06/14 Becoming a Good Food Nation – Scottish food & drink policy published
26/06/14 Government consults on standardised tobacco packaging draft regulations
25/06/14 Public Health Responsibility Deal - 2013/14 annual reports on progress published
24/06/14 WRAP calls on food industry to renew efforts to help customers reduce food waste
23/06/14 EU Foreign Ministers reach agreement on responsible sourcing of minerals
20/06/14 European Council agrees to close tax loophole for corporate groups
20/06/14 EC launches new standard to help social enterprises measure their impact
18/06/14 UK social investment market growing at 20% a year
17/06/14 CSPL calls for ethical standards for providers of public services to be formalised
16/06/14 Money-laundering, organised crime & responsible business practice
16/06/14 Employers involvement in education
12/06/14 Government announces “Fair and Effective Markets Review”
04/06/14 IT industry helps Government to train computing teachers
04/06/14 Queen’s Speech sets out legislative plans for final session of this Parliament
03/06/14 EU progress on GHG emissions brings 20% target within reach
May 2014
27/05/14 IMF Director says capitalism must change to regain trust and be sustainable
23/05/14 Barclays fined £26m by FCA
21/05/14 Council adopts new rules on markets in financial instruments & bank recovery & resolution
21/05/14 EC Communication on measures adopted to reform EU financial system
21/05/14 EC consults on implementation of the CCS Directive
19/05/14 Lambert report on banking standards published
16/05/14 E.ON to pay 12 million pound package following Ofgem mis-selling investigation
16/05/14 FCA calls on consumer credit firms to raise their advertising standards
15/05/14 Ed Miliband welcomes Kingsmill report on working conditions in the care sector
14/05/14 EU ETS emissions estimated to have fallen by 3% in 2013
13/05/14 GLA & NHS support healthier workplaces campaign
07/05/14 Government responds to Women in Science report & supports new Your Life campaign
01/05/14 Corporate responsibility and accountability in the care sector
01/05/14 Co-operative Governance Review
April 2014
30/04/14 UK’s National Energy Efficiency Action Plan and Building Renovation Strategy published
30/04/14 Gambling Commission strengthens licence conditions & codes of practice
30/04/14 Government publishes plans for new gambling controls
29/04/14 Commission consults on achievements & shortcomings of its CSR strategy
28/04/14 Progress in delivering PHRD pledge on alcohol unit reduction
25/04/14 Energy labelling of products guidance published
24/04/14 FRC consults on proposed changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code
24/04/14 Transforming Rehabilitation: a summary of evidence on reducing reoffending
24/04/14 Government responds to consultation on company ownership, transparency & trust
24/04/14 European Resource Efficiency Platform calls for much greater resource productivity
19/04/14 Government plans tougher penalties for reckless directors
17/04/14 FCA “set to implement” new listing rules in May 2014
15/04/14 UK welcomes European Parliament’s decisions on non-financial reporting
14/04/14 IPCC says climate change catastrophe can be avoided & action required is affordable
14/04/14 Calorie reduction pledge development tool launched for food industry
14/04/14 NCUB reports on collaboration between universities and businesses
10/04/14 Employers to have more influence on pupils’ careers under new DfE guidance
09/04/14 FRC welcomes Commission’s recommendation on corporate governance reporting
08/04/14 MEPs support “landmark” environmental and social reporting legislation
03/04/14 Government minded to introduce standardised packaging for tobacco products
03/04/14 Government publishes responses to corporate responsibility consultation
02/04/14 ESC reports on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the UK
March 2014
31/03/14 Fair Tax Mark debate
31/03/14 UN IPCC releases second report on impact of climate change
28/03/14 Budget 2014
28/03/14 Government consults on greater transparency for payments made for extraction rights
27/03/14 Competition in the energy markets – Ofgem proposes market reference to CMA
26/03/14 Commission recommendation on pay transparency and the gender pay gap
26/03/14 Women on Boards 2014
25/03/14 Online safety inquiry report published by CMS Committee
25/03/14 Ban on selling alcohol below cost approved by Peers
21/03/14 Furniture and carpet retailers change pricing practices after OFT investigation
20/03/14 BIS Select Committee launches inquiry into business-university collaboration
20/03/14 Banks & building societies to repay £149 million in interest paid by consumers
18/03/14 European Commission signals support for transition to circular economy
13/03/14 Bank of England consults on bonus clawback proposals
12/03/14 CMA announcement on banking investigation
11/03/14 Government consults on legislation for rectifying consumer disputes
08/03/14 Business Minister makes moral & business case for corporate social responsibility
06/03/14 EAC report on green finance warns of “carbon bubble” risk
04/03/14 FCA reports major improvements in banks’ sales incentives schemes
04/03/14 EU framework for climate & energy policy discussed by Energy & Environment Ministers