FRC position paper on audit and corporate governance reform

Following the publication in May this year of the government’s response to its consultation on audit and governance reform (see our blog post here for more details), the FRC has published a position paper setting out the steps it will take to implement the reforms outlined by the government. In particular, the FRC intends to publish a consultation paper … 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

Government response on audit and corporate governance reform consultation

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published the response to its March 2021 consultation on audit and corporate governance reform, Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance (for further details, see our corporate update from March 2021). Most of the proposals contained in the consultation will be implemented, a number in modified … Read more

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

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

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