London city skyline

7 July, 2017

Revamped UK governance code will have a new focus on culture

The responsibility of company boards for corporate culture is likely to be included in a proposed new version of the UK’s corporate governance code. There will also be proposals for nominations c...
male boards

12 May, 2017

Review of UK code will focus on section 172 duties

A review of the UK's corporate governance code will focus on “enhanced delivery” of section 172 of the 2006 Companies Act, including the suggestion that directors should have regard to the interes...
UK parliament, governance reform

5 April, 2017

MPs propose major changes to UK governance code

Half of the board members in UK companies should be women, according to a report from members of the UK parliament, which recommends that the government sets a target from May 2020 for new boardroom a...
company reporting

22 February, 2017

Watchdog confirms call for new powers over company directors

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16 February, 2017

FRC to launch ‘fundamental’ review of UK governance code

The UK's financial reporting watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), is to undertake a fundamental review of Britain's corporate governance code, a move that comes in the wake of prime minist...

15 February, 2017

Watchdog to review audit firm governance and culture

Not all auditors are "demonstrably" serving investors' "best interests", according to a new report from the UK governance watchdog. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), which also oversees audit,...
Audit tendering

8 February, 2017

Investors reveal concern over audit tender exclusions

Auditors should not be excluded from tendering for an audit if they already provide other professional services. The view comes in a new report from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), which ha...

30 January, 2017

Audit committee chairs remain concerned by lack of audit choice

Audit committee chairs see a lack of choice among audit firms as a "major" issue still be addressed, according to research for
EU, European Union

25 January, 2017

Legal and regulatory roundup

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11 January, 2017

Regulator criticises quality of non-compliance explanations

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