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Principles of corporate governance

Find out more about the theory and principles of corporate governance and new developments in corporate governance codes and reviews

Need to know

Key information for those new to corporate governance

CPD Training courses

Stay on top of the rapidly evolving corporate governance landscape and discover how to be a high-performing board director.
Corporate governance courses

Corporate governance codes and reviews

Find out more about the UK Corporate Governance Code, as well as the reports that have shaped standards in the past and the ongoing reviews looking to the future of corporate governance.


Webinars and recordings

Thought leadership

See how ICAEW's thinking on corporate governance has evolved through our previous thought leadership series.

The new boardroom agenda

The key to success in any organisation is long term, sustainable growth but managing that is harder than ever. Faster moving, more complex risks – and opportunities – require more assiduous monitoring, more informed decision-making, and much greater coordination among all employees to ensure corporate success.

Our new content series explores the central role board members play in this endeavour and how crucial they are to any organisation’s long term health.

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Representations on Corporate governance

ICAEW makes representations to policymakers and regulators on behalf of the accountancy profession explaining how changes to policy and legislation will impact day-to-day practice.

Bloomsbury Accounting and Tax Service

Eligible firms have free access to Bloomsbury Professional's comprehensive online library, comprising more than 60 titles from some of the country's leading tax and accounting subject matter experts. Find out who is eligible and how you can access the Accounting and Tax Service.


The Library & Information Service provides a collection of eBooks as a benefit of membership. Please note that ICSA publications are only available to ICAEW members and ACA students.  Please log in to access these titles. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support or contact library@icaew.com.

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New Boardroom Agenda

Exploring the central role board members play in this endeavour and how crucial they are to any organisation’s long term health.

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Board effectiveness

The responsibility for an effective board falls on both board members – to provide the traditional guidance while taking on new non-traditional responsibilities, like corporate ethics – and the company to engage their board in the right way.

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