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A roundup of current and recently concluded corporate governance reviews and inquires - the latest being the Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance white paper published by the Government in March 2021
The revised code focuses on the crucial themes of stakeholder engagement, culture, diversity and remuneration.
Principles-based regulation should be intuitive. Its application should not require reference to much detail. Existing corporate governance codes should provide a complete set of high-level principles to guide the behaviour of a company board operating in today's business environment.
Corporate governance overview
The purpose of corporate governance is to facilitate effective, entrepreneurial and prudent management that can deliver the long-term success of the company.
Everyone from shareholders to employees to the public should be able to understand what good corporate governance is. It helps businesses restore confidence.
Articles and features
This is the second article in a series on the Charity Governance Code, showing how charities of all sizes can adopt and demonstrate effective governance processes. This article investigates the second principle of the Code on Leadership.
Analysis shows that companies are grasping the spirit of the Wates Corporate Governance Principles. However, overall there is room for improvement in reporting.
The Financial Reporting Council’s revisions to its Corporate Governance Code are starting to make a difference, according to academic research.
ICAEW's Audit and Assurance Faculty brings you the latest technical updates on developments in auditing and assurance, financial reporting and ethics. Please note Only Audit and Assurance Faculty members and Faculties Online subscribers have access to these technical updates.
Thought leadership projects
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.
The ICAEW thought leadership 'Dialogue in Corporate Governance' presents five questions arising from changes in capital markets and how they affect the foundations of existing corporate governance frameworks.
The initiative aims to generate discussion and broaden debate on the differences between US and UK corporate governance systems
Corporate Governance representations
A response dated 30 September 2021 to a consultation published by FCA on 7 July 2021.
A response dated 8 February 2021 to a consultation published by EC on 26 October 2020.
The Competition and Markets Authority’s market study into the supply of statutory audit services in the United Kingdom.
ICAEW comments on the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies
Bloomsbury Core 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 Core Accounting and Tax Service.
A chapter examining the concept of 'corporate governance' and its growth and development in England, including the UK Corporate Governance Code.
Overview of key recommendations made for directors' remuneration, as well as the statutory and common law position.
An overview of the corporate governance framework in the UK and the evolution of the UK’s Corporate Governance Code.
An overview of internal control and risk management in the UK’s Corporate Governance Code, with four example checklists.
The meaning of corporate governance and how to apply its theories in practice are covered in this eBook section.
The full text of the Combined Code and related documents issued by the Financial Reporting Council.
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A collection of stories about how inadequate governance and flawed culture caused a massive destruction of shareholder value.
This title provides comprehensive, expert-led coverage of all aspects of corporate governance for public, nonprofit, and private boards. Provides practical guidance and expert insight relevant to board members across the spectrum to aid the building of a more effective board. Written from the United States perspective.
An essential source of reference and route map for the position of Non-executive director. Contains case studies and checklists throughout.
A user-friendly guide to compliance for corporate accountants.
FRC report from November 2022, which gauges the quality of reporting against the UK Corporate Governance Code 100 FTSE 350 and Small Cap companies were assessed. Previous editions can also be viewed
Leading global proxy solicitor, shareholder engagement firm and corporate governance advisors Georgeson publish an annual review of trends from European AGMs covering the following jurisdictions: UK, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Spain (a separate report is published on Denmark). Each countries entry is divided into three sections: voting; proxy advisers; corporate governance developments.
Results from the latest PWC survey, which received responses from 663 public company directors. Provides in-depth analysis of contemporary governance trends and emphasises how boards are reacting to a rapidly evolving governance landscape.
A review of the annual reports of 281 of the UK’s FTSE 350 companies with years ending between April 2019 and April 2020. As well as assessing compliance with the UK Corporate Governance Code, the review considers the application, namely quality and detail of explanations, and draws attention to best practice and emerging trends in narrative reporting.
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