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…


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…


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.…


Governing Culture: Risk & Opportunity?

Overview This guide explores in detail what board leadership of purpose, values and culture means in practive. It describes each of the six key pillars in more detail and gives examples of what the best boards do. It also shows, for each pillar, the relevant section from the ‘agenda of boards’ differentiating between the questions…


The Uk Stewardship Code

Overview This report aims to enhance the quality of engagement between investors and companies to help improve long-term risk-adjusted returns to shareholders. The Code puts together a series of principles and good practices that are meant to protect and enhance the value that accrues to the ultimate beneficiary. (An updated version of The UK Stewardship…


Corporate Governance Reform – Green Paper

Overview This Green Paper is designed to stimulate a debate on a range of options for strengthening the UK’s corporate governance framework, including options for increasing shareholder influence over executive pay and strengthening the employee, customer and supplier voice at boardroom level.   Download Document   (more…)

FRC – Guidance on the Strategic Report

Overview The guidance encourages that the information provided in annual reports should be more relevant to shareholders. With that in mind, the guidance is framed in the context of the annual report as a whole. In practice, an annual report comprises a number of components. The information contained in each of these components has different…