Half yearly corporate update – our latest briefing

We have published our half-yearly update briefing which summarises the major developments in UK corporate law and regulation that have occurred over the last six months, that is from January to June 2021, and which are of relevance to UK listed companies. The briefing is available here. 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 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

Investment Association statement on shareholder priorities

The Investment Association (IA) has published a document discussing its listed company shareholder priorities for 2021. The IA first published its shareholder priorities in January 2020. It focused on four key areas: climate change, audit quality, stakeholder engagement and employee voice and diversity (see our earlier blog post). The 2021 priorities document provides insights into the … Read more

Consolidated corporate update July to December 2020

We have published our half-yearly update briefing which summarises the major developments in UK corporate law and regulation that have occurred over the last six months, that is from July to December 2020, and which are of relevance to UK listed companies. The briefing is available here. Read more

Consolidated corporate update January to June 2020

This half-yearly update briefing summarises the major developments in UK corporate law and regulation which have occurred over the last six months and which will be of relevance to UK listed companies. Please click here to see the briefing.   Read more

Audit reform: BEIS committee follow-up inquiry

The House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee has launched a follow-up inquiry on audit reform. The Committee originally launched an inquiry into audit reform in November 2018, publishing its report in April 2019. The follow-on inquiry has been launched in light of a number of reviews on audit-related matters, including … Read more