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Celebrating 30 Years of the QCA
Celebrating 30 Years of the QCA

20 May 2022

We are proud to announce that we are celebrating our 30th anniversary this year. With the support of our members, the QCA is now into its 3rd decade of campaigning, informing, connecting and influencing. Read on to find out more about our 30th anniversary program!

QCA Response to the Queens Speech
QCA Response to the Queens Speech

10 May 2022

Following the Queen's Speech on the 10th May 2022, we have reflected on the governments' future direction. 

A Voice for Small and Mid-Caps on ESG
A Voice for Small and Mid-Caps on ESG
ESGpolicyCorporate Governance

28 April 2022

In this article Lorence Nye, our Head of Policy, discusses the journeys and challenges of small and mid-caps in regards to ESG.

QCA/YouGov Q2 2022 Small and Mid-Cap Sentiment Survey shows further dip in confidence
QCA/YouGov Q2 2022 Small and Mid-Cap Sentiment Survey shows further dip in confidence
AnalystPerformance

28 April 2022

The H1 2022 QCA / YouGov Sentiment Survey has been released, showing a further dip in sentiment from company directors. The impact of lockdown towards the end of 2021 caused a fall in confidence but this has been exasperated by further bad news at the start of 2022.

Directors Knowhow: QCA member policy update (April 2022)
Directors Knowhow: QCA member policy update (April 2022)

28 April 2022

This month's Directors' Knowhow includes the result of the QCA's Sentiment Survey, the FCA's Policy Statement on diversity and inclusion, the FRC's report on modern slavery statements, the FRC's report on corporate purpose and ESG, the BEIS guidance on the NS&I Act, the launch of HM Treasury's Transition Plan Taskforce, the FRC's Stakeholder Insight Group, the FCA's Business Plan, the QCA's ESG survey and the QCA's policy consultation responses. 

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Watch: Fund Manager Webinar with Leigh Himsworth
Watch: Fund Manager Webinar with Leigh Himsworth
VideoInvestor Engagement

21 April 2022

Watch our webinar with Fund Manager Webinar with Leigh Himsworth of Fidelity International

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The Quoted Companies Alliance and Vox Markets discuss...
The Quoted Companies Alliance and Vox Markets discuss...
Investor Engagement

12 April 2022

Listen to the latest Vox Markets Podcasts, featuring the Quoted Companies Alliance. 

Directors Knowhow: QCA member policy update (March 2022)
Directors Knowhow: QCA member policy update (March 2022)

24 March 2022

This month's Directors' Knowhow includes the outcome of HM Treasury's UK Prospectus Regime Review and Wholesale Markets Review, the FCA's Primary Markets Bulletin, the LSE's Inside AIM article, the Spring Statement, the Government's white paper on reforming Companies House, the Investment Association's Shareholder Priorities for 2022, the FCA's statement on Ukraine, the Parker Review update, the TNFD disclosure framework, and the QCA's policy consultation responses. 

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Social Responsibility - Assessing impact in times of crisis 
Social Responsibility - Assessing impact in times of crisis 
Corporate GovernanceESG

22 March 2022

As a consequence of the events between Russia and the Ukraine, many companies will be assessing their own risk and impact within the region. Our board members Sangita Shah and Mark Taylor have put together some questions that boards could consider when assessing their risk, exposure and need for action. 

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UK Prospectus Regime Review Outcome

21 March 2022

Early in March, HM Treasury published the outcome of their UK Prospectus Regime Review following the conclusion of the consultation period in the Autumn of 2021. We have analysed the outcome of the review and provided a summary of the changes that are to be made. 

Watch: Fund Manager Webinar with Ken Wotton
Watch: Fund Manager Webinar with Ken Wotton
VideoInvestor Engagement

2 March 2022

Watch our webinar with Fund Manager Webinar with Ken Wotton of Gresham House

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Directors Knowhow: QCA member policy update (February 2022)
Directors Knowhow: QCA member policy update (February 2022)

24 February 2022

This month's Directors' Knowhow includes the BEIS guidance on mandatory climate-related financial disclosures, the PLSA's updated Stewardship and Voting Guidelines, the FTSE Women Leaders Review, the FRC's response on sustainability reporting, the Government's announcement on the Brexit Freedoms Bill, the FRC's additions to new accounting standards, the FCA's speech on enhancing the UK's capital markets, the QCA's ESG project, the FRC Lab's ESG data project and the QCA's policy consultation responses. 

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Policy developments must be conducive to small and mid-cap growth
Policy developments must be conducive to small and mid-cap growth
policy

21 February 2022

Our Head of Policy, Lorence Nye reflects on the developments of regulation over the last few months. As we await the outcome of the BEIS consultation on audit and corporate governance reform, we also continue to advocate for a future where regulation is proportionate and conducive of growth for small and mid-sized quoted companies. 

Directors Knowhow: QCA member policy update (January 2022)
Directors Knowhow: QCA member policy update (January 2022)

27 January 2022

This month's Directors' Knowhow includes the QCA/Peel Hunt Mid and Small-Cap Investor Survey, HM Treasury's summary of feedback on the UK PRR, the FCA's Policy Statement on climate-related financial disclosures, the FRC's Draft Strategy, Plan and Budget 2022-23, the UKEB's Draft Regulatory Strategy, and the QCA's policy consultation responses. 

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Watch: Fund Manager Webinar with Andy Brough
Watch: Fund Manager Webinar with Andy Brough
VideoInvestor Engagement

27 January 2022

Watch our webinar with Fund Manager Webinar with Andy Brough of Schroders

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Watch: QCA / Peel Hunt Mid & Small-Cap Investor Survey 2022 Launch
Watch: QCA / Peel Hunt Mid & Small-Cap Investor Survey 2022 Launch
VideoInvestor EngagementESG

25 January 2022

Watch our webinar for the launch of our QCA / Peel Hunt Mid & Small-Cap Investor Survey 2022 

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