Seven hundred companies have submitted Modern Slavery Act statements, but few have met all the core elements of the law. Resources, a lack of knowledge and a need for more guidance have all contributed to a slow start.
Discussion of governance reform in the UK is dominated by employees becoming part of the boardroom decision-making process. Will Britain follow the lead of many European countries where employee representatives have been part of the governance framework for decades?
Cybercrime is in the headlines and companies are under increasing pressure to help law enforcement. Andrew Burnyeat looks at the developments putting data management and protection on the boardroom agenda.
The Financial Reporting Council survey reveals that audit is improving. But there remain key concerns over Big Four dominance of the market and the ability of smaller firms to keep up with the pace of technological change.