Briefs

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

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

8 March 2021

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

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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

3 February 2021

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

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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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

19 January 2021

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

What Governance Committees do Small & Mid-Caps have? (Survey Findings)
What Governance Committees do Small & Mid-Caps have? (Survey Findings)

13 January 2021

Using survey findings we discovered that nearly all small & mid-caps have remuneration and audit committees, the majority also have nominations committees, and one in ten now have ESG committees

QCA responds to Listing Review: Major overhaul needed to create UK’s Nasdaq

8 January 2021

When Lord Hill’s Listing review was announced towards the end of November we immediately identified the listing review as a unique opportunity to input fresh ideas about how markets function in the UK. 

Directors' Knowhow: QCA member policy update (December 2020)
Directors' Knowhow: QCA member policy update (December 2020)
Corporate GovernanceRemuneration

18 December 2020

This month's Directors' Knowhow includes the QCA's updated Remuneration Committee Guide, the QCA and UHY AIM Good Governance Review, the FRC review of corporate governance reporting, FCA Primary Market Bulletin 32, AIM Notice 58, FRC Covid-19 guidance for companies and auditors, AQSE rule changes, Asset Management Taskforce report, the FRC Lab newsletter and the QCA's policy consultation responses. 

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New QCA/YouGov Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Survey: A turnaround in optimism and rising audit fees
New QCA/YouGov Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Survey: A turnaround in optimism and rising audit fees
Corporate GovernanceRemuneration

16 December 2020

Read the results of the Q4 2020 QCA/YouGov Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Index