Corporate Governance Review 2020: connecting the dots

For almost 20 years, the Grant Thornton Corporate Governance Review has examined how the reporting of applied governance practices has evolved among FTSE 350 companies. With the new UK Corporate Governance Code starting to bed in and COVID-19 acting as a catalyst, this year’s review captures a snapshot of a changing world.

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Developments in Audit 2020

Auditors must redouble their efforts to remedy inconsistent audit quality, which has become even more important in the face of the unprecedented economic turbulence brought by Covid-19, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has urged in its Developments in Audit 2020 report.

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Investor Insights: Financial reporting and audit amid COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to dominate financial reporting. Organisations have to balance the unprecedented situation while providing timely information to capital markets. As always, investors are firmly focused on the future. They are looking past 2020 and even 2021, assessing companies’ prospects in the medium-term as the world eventually recovers from the pandemic. Yet that assessment will…

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PwC’s Annual Review of Corporate Reporting in the FTSE 350 2019/20: Accountability in a time of uncertainty

The findings of PwC’s annual review of reporting practices in the FTSE 350 show how companies have been responding to reporting challenges, before and after the impact of COVID-19 began to be felt.

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KPMG Guide to Directors’ Remuneration in FTSE Small Cap companies 2020

The report from KPMG includes an overview of the total executive pay package for FTSE Small Cap companies, including basic salary and incentives as well as a review of additional reporting criteria such as the gender pay gap. The report uses pre-COVID-19 data published by companies for the 2019 year.

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UK corporate governance and narrative reporting: Key developments checklist

This checklist is intended to help UK-listed companies keep abreast of key developments in the fast moving areas of corporate governance and narrative reporting. It sets out Norton Rose Fulbright’s thoughts on some of the main areas of change during the last few months, as well as a list of key developments by area, including…

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Guidance for Companies on Corporate Governance and Reporting (Including Interim Reports)

Many companies are facing unprecedented uncertainty about their immediate prospects in an environment which may challenge or disrupt their usual management and governance processes. This uncertainty is likely to decrease over time as more information becomes available about COVID-19, the length and extent of social distancing restrictions in different countries, access to financial support measures…

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Risk in focus: hot topics for internal auditors

Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors: Risk in Focus, is an annual barometer of what CAEs perceive as their organisations’ risk priorities and what is preoccupying their thinking as they prepare their forthcoming audit plans.

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Keeping pace with disruptive risk, digital transformation

As boards grapple with a fast-changing world, audit committees continue to play a pivotal role. KPMG’s survey of more than 200 audit committee members show that technological innovation, digital disruption, and the complexity of business are exerting greater pressure and sharpening the focus on risk management and the internal control environment.  

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Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council

This independent review, led by Sir John Kingman, looks at the role and function of the FRC, its impact, effectiveness and powers. The report sets out 83 recommendations and suggests that the FRC be replaced with an independent statutory regulator.

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