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Company Directors guidance

Guidance and reports from the ICAEW on the role and responsibilities of a company director

Employee engagement during Covid-19

Corpore Governance Department June 2020

This know-how guide outlines why appointing an employee director and directors’ use of social media have particular relevance during COVID-19. These suggestions can no longer be described as radical. Companies have shown far greater agility because much more significant changes have been made as a result of COVID-19.

Why company directors should use social media

Corporate Governance Department May 2020

Directors should start using social media to engage with all stakeholders. Social media attracts an enormous number of users, including company employees, suppliers, and existing and new customers. In this ICAEW Connect and Reflect report, we describe the benefits of social media for directors.

How employee directors add value

Corporate Governance Department October 2018

In this Connect and Reflect report, ICAEW urges boards to consider the value that employee directors can bring to their organisation. The publication explains the role and responsibilities of employee directors and outlines a five-point action plan that should enable boards to take this step to improve their corporate governance.

TAXguide 05/15

Company Directors - PAYE Real Time Information. A questions and answers guidance note.

ICAEW's guide to directors' duties and responsibilities

Professional Standards Department Updated October 2018

This ICAEW guide provides an overview of directors' duties and responsibilities, including on internal governance, transactions between a company and its directors or shareholders, and corporate administration. It also covers responsibilities in relation to insolvent or financially challenged companies, as well as penalties for breach of directors' responsibilities.

Directors' duties and derivative actions

Business Law October 2010

One of the key aims of the Bill is to provide a statutory statement of directors’ duties. These new duties were introduced from 1 October 2007. In codifying directors’ duties, the Government’s intention was for the most part not to change them but to establish good business sense for companies to embrace wider social responsibilities.