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Categories:
Corporate & Commercial Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to explains the purpose, nature and content of the UK Corporate Governance Code and the UK Stewardship Code. It will addresses the changes brought about by these codes scope of the amendments and considers their significance for those advising on governance and shareholder matters. It will also reviews important features of the UK Corporate Governance Code including those relating to board composition, the chairman’s role, director re-election, risk management, business model and financial strategy and the issue of directors’ remuneration.changes made to the sections of the Combined Code on leadership, the composition and quality of the Board and the tricky issue of remuneration. The section of the podcast reviewing the Stewardship Code will be of interest to institutional shareholders and their advisors as to what their role should be in corporate governance.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the background tot he UK Combined Corporate Governance Code;
  • Understand the scope of the code and its status;
  • Understand how the ‘comply or explain’ principle works;
  • Be aware of the changes made to the code with respect to leadership, board composition, the chairman’s role, director re-election, risk management, and disclosure of the business model and financial strategy.the;
  • Be aware of the Code's provisions on remuneration for directors;
  • Be aware of the Code’s relationship to Sir David Walker’s report of governance issues in the banking sector;
  • Understand the scope and purpose of the UK Stewardship Code;
  • Be aware of what developments are on the horizon for UK corporate governance generally.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • The Financial Reporting Council's UK Corporate Governance Code;
  • The Financial Reporting Council'sStewardship Code.
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This podcast reviews the structure and content of the UK Combined Code on Corporate Governance Code and the UK Stewardship Code. These two documents codes have been developed to reflect conclusions of the Financial Reporting Council’s consultations, recommendations amended following to reflect a myriad of changes brought about in primary legislation, from Sir David Walker’s review on good corporate governance in the banking sector and growing concern about the quality of governance in the wake of the financial crisis.

Podcast added: 31/08/10

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-09-26

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