Stock market board

4 March, 2021

Dual-class shares come a step closer in the UK as Lord Hill issues review

London has moved closer to the introduction of dual-class shares. Though contentious, a new report
CSO with green tie and leaf in his top pocket

9 February, 2021

Norges Bank rejects idea of standards for board sustainability skills

Sustainability is a key issue for boards but should it require specific boardroom skills? Not necessarily, according to one of the world’s biggest investors. Norges Bank, Norway’s sovereign wea...
Empty boardroom table and chairs

5 February, 2021

Reforms impose new responsibilities on directors for financial reporting

Reforms set to be published next week will propose fines and bans for directors held responsible for failures in financial reporting. According to the Financial Times, BEIS (the Department...
Trading screen showing share prices

4 February, 2021

Dual-class shares: “Solutions exist to mitigate the governance risk”

A special taskforce is looking at reforms to the UK's listings regime, including the launch of dual-class shares. One academic now argues that there are governance measures available that could offset...
2021 sign on a cliff

11 January, 2021

Beyond Covid: risk and resilience among governance trends for 2021

Following the travails of 2020—the pandemic, the economic crisis and Brexit—many will be glad to put the past 12 months behind us. But what does 2021 hold for corporate governance? Those lookin...
sustainability committee, green boardroom

8 December, 2020

‘Future generations’ clause in section 172 could boost sustainability

Calls for companies to be more sustainable currently echo from many quarters. For the most part this is embodied in demands for new kinds of corporate reporting. However, academics looking at the prob...
Steps leading to gold star

4 December, 2020

Evidence builds for introduction of new audit committee standards

Audit committees should brace themselves for significant change after a new report prompted the UK audit watchdog to suggest it provides support for the introduction of new audit standards. Accordi...
Stock market listings

23 November, 2020

UK to review dual-class shares as part of consultation on listings

Dual-class shares, long a point of friction in financial markets around the world, are set to become a battleground in the UK. The development comes after the chancellor Rishi Sunak included shares wi...
Melting ice cap

19 November, 2020

Roadmap to mandatory TCFD reporting ‘should focus minds’

When it comes to mandatory climate-related risk reporting there isn’t as much time as recent headlines might suggest. The government has said the legal framework to make it compulsory will be in pla...
auditor

29 September, 2020

ICAEW report reveals a quarter of non-PIE audits require improvement

The majority of non-public interest entity (PIE) audits are good. But a quarter need either improvement or significant improvement. That’s the conclusion of a