Greg Clark

18 December, 2018

UK to replace governance watchdog with new regulator

The UK is to scrap the country's governance, financial reporting and audit watchdog—the Financial Reporting Council (FRC)— and replace it with a brand new regulator. The
diversity, BAME

24 September, 2018

Compliance failures and diversity doubts

While the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has set a path towards increased focus on boardroom diversity within its new corporate governance code, there is some consternation that its existing guidel...
Sir Win Bischoff, FRC, Financial Reporting Council, corporate governance

16 July, 2018

Board chairs offered extension on nine-year terms in new code

Board chairs have been offered flexibility to serve beyond a nine-year term in the UK's new corporate governance code. Released on Monday this week, an earlier draft had been notable for provisions...
ethics, business ethics

25 June, 2018

Business ethics: Why do good people do bad things?

There is no escaping the current increasing pressure for boards to have this question on their agenda, as the draft new UK Corporate Governance Code contains a provision requiring directors to monitor...
investment, shares, stocks, stock market

2 February, 2018

ICGN calls for inclusion of buy-backs in governance code

The UK Corporate Governance Code should address the use of share buy-backs, according to George Dallas, policy director of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). A new revision of t...
stakeholders, stakeholder engagement

18 October, 2017

FTSE350 governance compliance rises, while stakeholder engagement low

Despite an increasing number of FTSE350 companies meeting all corporate governance requirements, the level of stakeholder engagement has fallen for the third year in a row. Grant Thornton’s
Greg Clark, business secretary, governance reform

29 August, 2017

Governance reform expands reporting obligation of large UK firms

Large non-listed companies in the UK will have to report on how they take into account the interests of employees, shareholders and the environment in which they operate, in what will be the biggest ...
Queen, State Opening of Parliament, Queen's Speech

22 June, 2017

Disquiet after governance reform fails to appear in Queen’s Speech

Advocates of change to the UK's corporate governance code have revealed unease and disappointment after the government failed to include reform as part of its agenda, following the June general electi...
Untangling concepts

22 February, 2017

Untangling corporate governance

In 1992, when the Cadbury Committee introduced the first corporate governance code for listed companies, and the “comply or explain” mechanism by which companies report to their shareholders, it s...
Simon Lowe, Grant Thornton.

14 November, 2016

FTSE 350 compliance with Governance Code improving

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