Prudential Regulation Authority

Overview This page contains latest news, the background and key changes to the accountability regimes for PRA regulated firms, together with links to materials and information on forms and policy development, and what’s coming up.   Click here to find out more   (more…)

The Essential Trustee

Overview Charity trustees are the people who share the ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. They may be called trustees, the board, the management committee, governors, directors or something else. This guidance explains what being a trustee involves, including what trustees do, who can be a trustee…

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Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors

Overview The role of internal audit is to provide independent assurance that an organisation’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively. Internal auditing is a dynamic, exciting career. It gives you unique insight in to your organisation and its strategy. Internal auditors look at the big risks and issues that the organisation…

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Quoted Companies Alliance

Overview Quoted Companies Alliance is an independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-sized quoted companies. They provide guidance subjects such as remuneration committees, corporate governance, audit committees and many more.   Click here to find out more   (more…)

Hampel Committee, Final Report – January 1998

Overview The importance of corporate governance lies in its contribution both to business prosperity and to accountability. In the UK the latter has preoccupied much public debate over the past few years. Business prosperity cannot be commanded. People, teamwork, leadership, enterprise, experience and skills are what really produce prosperity. There is no single formula to…

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Walker Review of Corporate Governance of the UK Banking Industry

Overview The original Terms of Reference for the review are to examine corporate governance in the UK banking industry and make recommendations, including in the following areas: the effectiveness of risk management at board level, including the incentives in remuneration policy to manage risk effectively; the balance of skills, experience and independence required on the…

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Companies Act 2006

Overview An Act to reform company law and restate the greater part of the enactments relating to companies; to make other provision relating to companies and other forms of business organisation; to make provision about directors’ disqualification, business names, auditors and actuaries; to amend Part 9 of the Enterprise Act 2002; and for connected purposes.…

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Other references

Practical Guide to Corporate Governance, 2014, Mark Cardale The Director’s Handbook: Your Duties Responsibilities and Liabilities, 2010, Institute of Directors The Independent Director, The Non-Executive Director’s Guide to Effective Board Presence, 2015, Gerry Brown (more…)
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Diversity and Leadership

Following a number of reviews into gender and diversity, recent years have seen an increased focus on, and in some organisations a progressive shift in, boardroom composition. Leading on some of these progressive changes, one can be comfortable in crediting Dame Helen Alexender for exemplifying the role of women on boards and for her contributions to the Hampton / Alexander Review. Dating back…

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