Recent additions to Corporate Notes

Recent additions to the Corporate Notes Blog include posts on the latest FCA Primary Market Bulletin as well as on the new Takeover Code changes relating to conditions to an offer and the offer timetable. Other posts include a look at the end of certain relaxations provided to companies due to Covid-19, our briefings on … Read more

Audit reform and corporate governance – our briefings on reforms to audit and corporate governance

As discussed in our last corporate update, BEIS has published its long-awaited consultation paper on audit and governance reform, Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance. It proposes fundamental reforms to the audit process, product and market. If implemented, the proposals would lead to considerable changes to the way that companies approach their financial statements … Read more

Corporate reporting – BEIS consultation on climate-related disclosures by publicly quoted companies, large private companies and LLPs

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a consultation on mandatory climate-related disclosures by publicly quoted companies, large private companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs). Context of the proposed mandatory disclosure requirements The UK Government aims under its 2019 Green Finance Strategy for all listed companies and large asset owners to … Read more

Covid-19 – end of certain relaxations for companies

Some of the relaxations afforded to companies to help them with administrative issues during the pandemic are no longer, or will shortly cease to be, available. Shareholder meetings The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) contains provisions that temporarily relaxed the company meeting requirements in the Companies Act 2006 and allowed shareholder meetings to … Read more

Listing regime – latest FCA Primary Market Bulletin

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published the 33rd edition of its Primary Market Bulletin (PMB No.33). It contains an update on various issues, including the FCA’s review of delayed disclosure notifications. Feedback on review of delayed disclosure notifications In November 2020, the FCA published a review of notifications of delayed disclosure of inside information … Read more

Corporate Governance Podcast: Episode 2 – The Government’s audit and governance proposals – impact on companies

In this podcast, we discuss the UK Government’s long awaited consultation paper on audit and governance reform with the Financial Reporting Council’s Kate O’Neill, Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Corporate Affairs, and Miranda Craig, Director of Strategy and Change. The consultation paper proposes some fundamental reforms in a number of areas in relation to audit, … Read more

Recent additions to Corporate Notes

Recent additions to the Corporate Notes Blog include posts on the long awaited consultation paper on audit and corporate governance reform, the 2021 PSLA Stewardship Guide and Voting Guidelines, the 2021 update of the Paker Review on ethnic diversity on FTSE company boards and the launch of the government’s Modern Slavery Statement Registry. Audit and … Read more