Reform of Companies House

The Government has today laid the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill (ECCT Bill) in Parliament which contains, among other things, draft amendments to the Companies Act 2006 to facilitate the reform of Companies House. The ECCT Bill follows an initial consultation in 2019, three follow-up consultations in 2020 and the white paper containing the … Read more

FRC guidance on running an effective AGM

The FRC has published Good practice guidance for companies on running an effective AGM and maximising shareholder engagement, particularly in light of the increased use of hybrid meetings where shareholders can attend and vote either in person or remotely. The guidance sets out a series of principles and then gives detail on how those principles can be … Read more

‘On the horizon’ podcast

We have released our ‘on the horizon’ podcast, which is a short summary of the more material developments we expect to see in the next 6-12 months that will be of interest to listed companies. The podcast is available here: ‘on the horizon’ podcast. Read more

Consolidated corporate update January to June 2022

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 2022, and which are of relevance to UK listed companies. Please click here to see the full briefing. Read more

Data protection – Government response on reform proposals

The Government has published its response to the consultation on the reform of the UK’s data protection laws. Even in the absence of a draft Parliamentary bill, the response gives a good indication of what the new UK data protection regime will look like. Whilst a number of the changes to current data protection laws … Read more