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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FTSE 350 Cyber Governance Health Check

Overview Cyber security continues to rise up the board agenda with major incidents becoming increasingly commonplace across a range of industries. This risk is not about to fade away, but will likely intensifying the years ahead as companies continue to digitise more of their operations. The reality is that cyber security is an internet-age issue…

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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…

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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.   Download Document   (more…)

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…)

The Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance

Overview This report provides a review of the structure and responsibilities of the board of directors along with a few recommendations in a Code of Best Practice. Moreover, it addresses a number of recommendation for auditors and the accountancy profession, finally dealing with the rights and responsibilities of the shareholders.   Download Document   (more…)

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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