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ICAEW's Library and Information Service hosts a collection of books, articles, guides and links on the board and committees.

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A decree from on high

With a handful of high-profile cases giving business a bad name, David Craik asks the experts if a new governance code is necessary.

Executive remuneration

A selection of books, articles and guides on executive remuneration including sources of guidance and good practice.

Non-executive directors

A selection of books, articles and guides for and about non-executive directors including sources of guidance and good practice.

Tyson report

The Tyson Report was commissioned by the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) and published on 19 June 2003. The report looked at how companies might recruit non-executives from a wider pool of talent and followed the directive from the Higgs Review for the group to 'describe the profile of relevant skills and experience that make an effective non-executive director with a non-commercial background'.

Higgs report

Derek Higgs was appointed to lead an independent review of the role and effectiveness of non-executive directors in April 2002. The final report was published on 20th January 2003. The FRC published good practice suggestions from the report in June 2006; this guidance has since been withdrawn and replaced by the FRC Guidance on Board Effectiveness.

Greenbury report

The Greenbury report was published on 17 July 1995. The report sought to identify good practice in determining directors' remuneration and to provide a code of practice for UK PLCs.


The ICAEW Library & Information Service holds an extensive collection of articles, books and journals on corporate governance. This includes a selection of online resources which are available to logged-in members and students.

FRC Guidance on board effectiveness

The FRC published guidance on board effectiveness to encourage the boards of listed companies to consider how they can lead their companies most effectively. This guidance replaced the 2006 publication 'Suggestions for good practice from the Higgs Report'.

Evolution of the UK Corporate Governance Code

The UK Corporate Governance Code (formerly known as the Combined Code) sets out standards of good practice for listed companies on board composition and development, remuneration, shareholder relations, accountability and audit. The code is published by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). On this page you can trace the evolution of the code through past versions and consultations.

Cadbury report

The report ‘Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance Committee’ (usually known as the Cadbury Report) was published in December 1992 and contained a number of recommendations to raise standards in corporate governance. On this page you can access a selection of resources on the report.

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