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Principles of corporate governance

Find out more about the theory and principles of corporate governance.

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Corporate governance overview

Thought leadership projects

Connect and Reflect

To succeed in the modern world, businesses must move away from defensive old-style news management and corporate positioning. ICAEW argues that if companies embrace a positive approach to corporate governance that ensures they connect with and reflect society, they will reap many benefits.

Corporate Governance representations

Responses the ICAEW has issued to corporate governance consultations since 2005

ICAEW Rep 127/18

Review of the Financial Reporting Council by Sir John Kingman - arrangements for auditor procurement and remuneration.

ICAEW Rep 123/18

The Competition and Markets Authority’s market study into the supply of statutory audit services in the United Kingdom.

ICAEW Rep 112/18

ICAEW comments on the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies

ICAEW Rep 92/18

ICAEW submission on the Review of the Financial Reporting Council by Sir John Kingman.

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Corporate governance handbook

The ICSA Corporate Governance Handbook provides full explanations of the statutory and regulatory regime applicable to listed companies but also,addresses how governance best practice might be applied by private companies, including subsidiaries.

Driven to the brink: why corporate governance, board leadership and culture matter

A collection of stories about how inadequate governance and flawed culture caused a massive destruction of shareholder value.

ICSA Charity Law and Gov_enhanced

A guide to the legal and regulatory framework within which both registered and unregistered charities in England and Wales operate

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