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3 November, 2020

Brussels pushes ahead with project for new European governance

Efforts by the European Commission to introduce new corporate governance laws have stepped up a gear, with a fresh consultation proposing mandatory human rights due diligence and new obligations on co...
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8 September, 2020

Corporate support builds for mandatory human rights due diligence

The drive for new European laws compelling companies to undertake mandatory human rights due diligence has received a boost: from companies themselves. Twenty-six large corporates have signed a let...
German Reichstag, Germany

12 September, 2019

Campaigners call for German supply chain law to protect human rights

German companies face calls for a new supply chain law designed to protect against environmental and human rights abuses in the production of the goods and services they buy. This week a coalition ...
human rights, modern slavery, supply chains

17 July, 2019

Human rights due diligence push ‘could turn boards into legal departments’

It’s become a commonplace approach among lawmakers and regulators: if you want to enforce new rules, get big companies to do it for you among their suppliers. And so it is with human rights due dili...
whistleblowing

13 November, 2017

European Parliament adopts EU-wide whistleblowing recommendations

Recommendations on how whistleblowers could be better protected on an EU-wide basis have been adopted by the European Parliament. The non-legislative resolution, which was passed by 399 votes to 10...

13 October, 2017

New EBA guidance published on Brexit relocations

  An Opinion setting out recommendations for...
EU, European Parliament

22 June, 2016

New regs focus audit committees on quality

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21 June, 2016

New audit regs are here

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EU flags

27 August, 2015

EU audit reform consultation afoot

A consultation is under way on the implementation of new European rules on audit. The department for business, along with regulators at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), have kicked-off the re...

27 July, 2015

All sorts of choices when it comes to audit

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