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The board and committees

Articles, webcasts and other resources on the board and committees.

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Library resources

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

Some of these resources are only available to ICAEW members. You will need to log in to the site to access them:

Executive pay

Following on from our recent article about corporate governance, Elizabeth Richards updates Business & Management on the latest developments regarding executive pay.

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.


On this page you can find articles, books and online resources providing guidance for company and financial directors. They can help you to identify best practices, techniques and tools to apply to your business.

Audit committees

On this page you can access a selection of books, articles and guides for and about audit committees including sources of guidance and good practice.

Corporate governance codes and reports

The early 1990s saw increasing calls for standards in corporate governance to be raised in the wake of the BCCI and Maxwell cases. Since then, there have been a number of key reports on corporate governance in the UK which you can access through the links on this page.

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'.

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'.

Women on boards

In February 2011 the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) published an independent review into female representation on UK corporate boards by Lord Davies of Abersoch.

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