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Directors Knowhow: QCA member policy update (July 2021)

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

27 July 2021

This month's Directors' Knowhow includes the FRC Lab report on Stakeholders, Decisions and Section 172, the FRC report on board diversity, the Government's Green Financing Framework, the CLLS and Law Society documents on the changes to the Takeover Code, the FRC's statement on ESG challenges, the Treasury Committee report on the future of financial services, the FCA's Business Plan for 2021/22, and the QCA's policy consultation responses. 

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BEIS Audit and Governance Reforms deemed Anti-Growth by Company Directors

BEIS Audit and Governance Reforms deemed Anti-Growth by Company Directors

8 July 2021

Small and Midcaps Reject BEIS Audit and Corporate Governance Reform Proposals

Survey reveals concerns on BEIS Audit and Corporate Governance Reforms 

Survey reveals concerns on BEIS Audit and Corporate Governance Reforms 

8 July 2021

The QCA, in collaboration with YouGov, surveyed companies and investors on their views regarding the BEIS audit and corporate governance reform consultation.

Directors Knowhow: QCA member policy update (June 2021)

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

24 June 2021

This month's Directors' Knowhow includes the QCA's Board Performance Review Report and Guide, the BEIS report on executive pay and investment in the UK, HMT's new Green Technical Advisory Group, the FRC's extension of Covid-19-related rent concessions, the Investor Forum report on Governing for Growth, the TIGRR report on re-imagining regulation, and the QCA's policy consultation responses. 

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Rising premiums and reduced cover for directors’ insurance raises serious concerns

Rising premiums and reduced cover for directors’ insurance raises serious concerns

Corporate Governance

21 June 2021

The QCA Quarterly sentiment survey, conducted by YouGov between 9 April and 5 May 2021, asked respondents what they paid for insurance last year compared to this year. Read more for insights and sentiments on D&O cover from small and mid-size quoted companies.

Watch: Fund Manager Webinar with Paul Stevens

Watch: Fund Manager Webinar with Paul Stevens

VideoInvestor Engagement

16 June 2021

Watch our webinar with Fund Manager Webinar with Paul Stevens of Business Growth Fund.

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Press Release: Delay in Covid Recovery Path Expected to Dampen Uplift in UK Economic Sentiment

Press Release: Delay in Covid Recovery Path Expected to Dampen Uplift in UK Economic Sentiment

16 June 2021

The latest sentiments from small and mid-size quoted companies and returning to the office and the impact on UK economic sentiments 

Watch: Fund Manager Webinar with James Thorne

Watch: Fund Manager Webinar with James Thorne

VideoInvestor Engagement

8 June 2021

Watch our webinar with Fund Manager Webinar with James Thorne of Columbia Threadneedle Investments.

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The latest insights on returning to the workplace from small and mid-size quoted companies

The latest insights on returning to the workplace from small and mid-size quoted companies

3 June 2021

Read more from our latest small and mid-cap sentiment survey which took place in the second quarter of 2021.

How to Increase Effectiveness of Board Performance Reviews in Small and Mid-Sized Quoted Companies

How to Increase Effectiveness of Board Performance Reviews in Small and Mid-Sized Quoted Companies

BoardCorporate Governance

3 June 2021

A regular review of board performance is a fundamental component of a good corporate governance framework. Our guide provides tailored guidance for small & mid-sized quoted companies on how they can increase the effectiveness of their Board Performance Reviews.

Press Release: New Board Performance Review Report released, tailored for Small & Mid-Sized Quoted Companies

Press Release: New Board Performance Review Report released, tailored for Small & Mid-Sized Quoted Companies

3 June 2021

Commissioned by the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) and Downing LLP and completed by Henley Business School, the Board Performance Review report provides insight into the effectiveness of board performance reviews and highlights the difference between smaller and larger companies. 

Watch: Board Performance Review Webinar

Watch: Board Performance Review Webinar

VideoCorporate GovernanceBoard Performance

3 June 2021

Watch our webinar that launched our brand new Board Performance Review Report & Guide.

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FCA Climate Adaptation Report - Net zero survey

FCA Climate Adaptation Report - Net zero survey

26 May 2021

Help shape the FCA's approach to their climate change policy and supervisory strategies regarding companies' net zero commitments. 

Directors Knowhow: QCA member policy update (May 2021)

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

25 May 2021

This month's Directors' Knowhow includes the results of the QCA Small and Mid-Cap Sentiment Index, details on the QCA's meeting with Lord Callanan, the regulator's Regulatory Initiatives Grid, the UKEB's delegated powers, the new powers for the Insolvency Service, the FRC's report on interim reporting, the FRC's report on workforce engagement, the FCA's Climate Adaptation Report survey and the QCA's policy consultation responses. 

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How to Get Started with ESG as a Smaller Quoted Company

How to Get Started with ESG as a Smaller Quoted Company

Corporate GovernanceESGInvestor Engagement

21 May 2021

Chair of our Corporate Governance Expert Group and Director of Engagement at Federated Hermes, Will Pomroy, provides insight on how to approach ESG using the recently released Practical Guide to ESG.

New QCA/YouGov Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Survey: Record optimism in response to roadmap out of lockdown

New QCA/YouGov Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Survey: Record optimism in response to roadmap out of lockdown

21 May 2021

Read the results of the Q2 2021 QCA/YouGov Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Index