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Directors Knowhow: QCA member policy update (April 2021)

Directors' Knowhow: QCA member policy update (April 2021)

28 April 2021

This month's Directors' Knowhow includes the QCA's new Practical Guide to ESG, the QCA/YouGov BEIS consultation survey, the FRC's report on its approach to supervision, the FRC's approach to corporate reporting reviews, the FCA's Primary Markets Bulletin, the FRC's Strategy, Plan and Budget, the Takeover Panel's response to its consultation, the Chancellor's statement on the UK Listing Review, and the QCA's policy consultation responses. 

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The QCA Practical Guide to ESG

The QCA Practical Guide to ESG

15 April 2021

The QCA Practical Guide to ESG outlines how company boards and senior management teams can take ownership of their ESG story and start the conversation with their investors.

BEIS audit and corporate governance reform consultation

BEIS audit and corporate governance reform consultation

25 March 2021

Read our initial brief on the BEIS consultation on audit and corporate governance reform here. 

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Directors Knowhow: QCA member policy update (March 2021)

Directors' Knowhow: QCA member policy update (March 2021)

23 March 2021

This month's Directors' Knowhow includes the QCA/Peel Hunt Mid and Small-Cap Survey, the BEIS consultation on audit reform, Lord Hill's Listing Review report, the Budget 2021, the FRC Lab newsletter, the Kalifa Review of UK Fintech, new PLSA guidance, the UKEB member announcement, the Parker Review update and the QCA's policy consultation responses.  

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QCA/Peel Hunt Mid & Small-Cap Investor Survey 2021

QCA/Peel Hunt Mid & Small-Cap Investor Survey 2021

9 March 2021

Read the new report - Unlocking Growth After Lockdown

National Security and Investment Bill 2019-21

National Security and Investment Bill 2019-21

8 March 2021

Read about the NSI Bill here, which may have some implications for your business. 

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Press release: Hill Review a “shot in the arm” for UK listing regime but decisive action now needed to unlock growth

Press release: Hill Review a “shot in the arm” for UK listing regime but decisive action now needed to unlock growth

8 March 2021

According to the latest QCA/Peel Hunt Mid and Small Cap Survey*, 65% of investors and 56% of companies believe the UK public equity markets were effective in 2020, in protecting jobs, saving businesses and maintaining liquidity throughout the COVID-crisis. Despite little prospect of dividend growth over the medium term, active investors injected £45.9bn of new capital into UK listed companies across 333 fundraisings (over £5m in value) since the first lockdown began in March 2020, as the investment community backed management teams and the long term success of UK plc. 

Lord Hill Listing Review report

Lord Hill Listing Review report

4 March 2021

Read our summary of Lord Hill's Listing Review here. 

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Budget 2021 - The QCA Perspective

Budget 2021 - The QCA Perspective

4 March 2021

Read the highlights of the Budget 2021 from the QCA's perspective. 

Directors Knowhow: QCA member policy update (February 2021)

Directors' Knowhow: QCA member policy update (February 2021)

24 February 2021

This month's Directors' Knowhow includes ICSA's updated guidance on AGMs, the GC100 discussion paper on AGMs, the Hampton-Alexander Review report, the IA's good stewardship guide, the FCA's changes to reporting, the FRC's updated principles for operational separation, ICAEW guidance on the new UKEB, proxy advisor reports on best practice, the HMRC update on VAT deferral and the QCA's policy consultation responses. 

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Section 172 Statements: The Knowhow

Section 172 Statements: The Knowhow

3 February 2021

This article addresses some of the key questions concerning section 172 statements. 

Watch: Catching the Analysts Eye Webinar with Hybridan LLP

Watch: Catching the Analyst's Eye Webinar with Hybridan LLP

28 January 2021

 

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Directors Knowhow: QCA member policy update (January 2021)

Directors' Knowhow: QCA member policy update (January 2021)

27 January 2021

This month's Directors' Knowhow includes the QCA's submission to Lord Hill's Listing Review, the QCA's Budget Representation, the joint regulators statement, the new Inside AIM article, the IVIS shareholder priorities for 2021, ICSA's review of board evaluations, the FCA's response to the climate-related disclosures consultation, HMRC updated guidance on the TRS, and the QCA's policy consultation responses. 

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Press release: Staffline Group plc joins the Quoted Companies Alliance

Press release: Staffline Group plc joins the Quoted Companies Alliance

27 January 2021

Staffline is one of the UK’s leading recruitment and training providers. They are quoted on the AIM market and follow the QCA Corporate Governance Code.

Audit Fees and Small & Mid-Caps

Audit Fees and Small & Mid-Caps

27 January 2021

Our survey data shows that for almost two-thirds of small & mid-sized quoted companies audit fees have increased this year, with an average increase of 26%.

QCA Budget Submission

QCA Budget Submission

19 January 2021

QCA calls on the Treasury to support growing businesses through the pandemic