Halfway to COP27: Are governments delivering on their promises?

    We are excited to launch our latest report, Halfway to COP27 – a review of governments’ ambitions and promises in respect of climate change, six months after the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as COP26, brought together 120 world leaders to discuss the issue. Climate change is the biggest challenge of … Read more

    Miscellaneous changes to the Takeover Code published

    The Takeover Panel has published two response statements (RS 2021/1 and RS 2022/1) following its recent consultations on various miscellaneous amendments to the Code. The changes will take effect on Monday 13 June 2022. The rule changes include: Announcement of minimum offer consideration – When a potential offeror is publicly identified, it will have to … Read more

    FCA publishes final rules on diversity-related disclosures by listed companies

    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a policy statement (PS22/3) setting out rule changes that will require premium and standard listed companies to make disclosures in relation to gender and ethnic diversity at board and executive management level for financial years starting on or after 1 April 2022. The FCA published a consultation paper … Read more

    Recent additions to Corporate Notes

    Recent additions to our Corporate Notes blog include a look at the statutory review of the Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017 as well as an overview of the PIRC’s 2022 edition of its Shareholder Voting Guidelines. Read more

    PIRC Voting Guidelines 2022 published

    PIRC (the consultancy that provides corporate governance advisory services to certain institutional investors) has published the 2022 edition of its Shareholder Voting Guidelines. The guidelines set out PIRC’s views on good corporate governance for listed companies. They cover a wide range of issues, including board composition, director remuneration and corporate reporting. The 2022 edition of … Read more

    Payment practices – statutory review of the regulations published

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published its statutory review of the Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017. This follows its call for evidence on the Regulations issued in November 2021 (see our blog post here). Large UK companies and LLPs are required to report on their payment practices, policies and … Read more

    Recent additions to Corporate Notes

    Recent additions to our Corporate Notes blog include a look at the end of Covid relaxation measures for companies by the FCA, a summary of the Parker Review Update Report on ethnic diversity on UK boards and the Government’s response on ethnicity pay gap reporting, as well as an overview of the register of overseas … Read more