London Seminar Programme - UK corporate governance: moving from policy to implementation

The Government’s programme of corporate governance reform is now well underway. It relies heavily on changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code and associated Board Guidance for premium-listed companies, and final versions of these have recently been published. In addition, companies will have new reporting obligations which are intended to encourage all large UK-incorporated companies to show that they behave responsibly. The changes will apply to reporting periods starting from 1 January 2019 so companies need to start preparing for the changes now.

In this session we will:
  • give an update on the UK Government’s corporate governance reform plan – much of this is now in final form
  • consider the updated UK Corporate Governance Code for premium-listed companies and new Wates Corporate Governance Principles for large unlisted businesses
  • explain the new reporting obligations for UK-incorporated companies:

> all large companies, whether they are listed or not, will need to report on their stakeholders and employee engagement

> listed companies will also need to report on their CEO/UK employees’ pay ratios

> large unlisted companies (including subsidiaries in listed groups) will need to report on their corporate governance arrangements

  • review other reforms, including the Investment Association’s Public Register of shareholder dissent 
Speakers will be drawn from:
  • Alexandra Beidas
  • Lucy Fergusson
  • Wilma Rix
  • Simon Kerr-Davis
8:30am - Registration and breakfast

9:00am - Seminar starts

10:15am - Seminar finishes

This seminar will be of interest to:

General Counsels, company secretaries and all those responsible for achieving and advising boards on good governance.

Speakers' biographies:

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