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Responsible Investment charity ShareAction has published a new briefing for investors showing reasons why paying a Living Wage makes financial sense.

The briefing contains new analysis on FTSE 100 firms in the industrial, retail and service sectors, showing that moving to the Living Wage is likely to result in only a single-digit reduction in corporate earnings, between one percent and six percent for the sample of three companies selected.


Charities ShareAction and Christian Aid are urging shareholders to ask companies about the “seven pitfalls of corporate tax practice” that could impact the share price of a company.

The seven pitfalls of corporate tax practice are: Relying on profit-shifting, tax havens, tax incentives, transfer pricing, opaque reporting, intra-group financing and treaty shopping.


ShareAction, the watchdog for pension fund governance, welcomes the wording of the DWP’s draft regulations issued this morning on workplace pension schemes.


If introduced, the regulations would require Master Trusts to consult scheme members on matters relating to the scheme, through AGMs, member surveys or member representatives.


ShareAction is calling on investors to ensure Shell’s ability and willingness to comply with regulatory requirements in the Arctic as new documents reveal that the company is seeking increased regulatory flexibility in private meetings with the Obama administration.


ShareAction, the watchdog for pension fund governance, is calling on the Financial Conduct Authority to strengthen its proposals for Independent Governance Committees (IGCs) for contract-based pension schemes, to avoid them simply rubber-stamping rip-off charges imposed on pension savers.


ShareAction, the movement for responsible investment, and the Living Wage Foundation, jointly presented incoming Tesco Chief Executive Dave Lewis with a giant Living WageClubcard on Tuesday at the company’s headquarters in Cheshunt.

The six-foot Clubcard is a welcome gift to Lewis designed to remind him of the importance of paying fair, following the shock departure of his predecessor Philip Clarke over a drop in sales at the retail giant.