Briefs

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

New: QCA Remuneration Committee Guide
New: QCA Remuneration Committee Guide
Remuneration

9 December 2020

Our new guide for remuneration committees has been prepared to assist remuneration committee chairs and members to be effective in their roles. 

Invite for Nomination Committee chairs to take part in Henley Business School study
Corporate GovernanceRemuneration

7 December 2020

Study aims to understand the dynamics of nomination committees in quoted companies

AIM Good Governance Review 2020/21: New report from QCA & UHY Hacker Young
AIM Good Governance Review 2020/21: New report from QCA & UHY Hacker Young

2 December 2020

Our eighth annual review provides analysis and guidance on corporate governance disclosures for small & mid-sized quoted companies

Directors Knowhow: QCA member policy update (November 2020)
Directors Knowhow: QCA member policy update (November 2020)

27 November 2020

This month's Directors' Knowhow includes the QCA's new ESG report, the end of the PEG's additional flexibility, the OTS report on their review of CGT, the FCA's Primary Market Bulletin, HM Treasury financial services statement, the FRC's review of climate change reporting, the IA's principles of remuneration and the QCA's policy consultation responses. 

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New QCA report: ESG in Small & Mid-Sized Quoted Companies - Perceptions, Myths and Realities
New QCA report: ESG in Small & Mid-Sized Quoted Companies - Perceptions, Myths and Realities
ESG

13 November 2020

Read the new research from the QCA, Henley Business School & Downing LLP

Directors' Knowhow: QCA member policy update (October 2020)
Directors' Knowhow: QCA member policy update (October 2020)

30 October 2020

This month's Directors' Knowhow includes the QCA's Retail Investor Survey, FRC guidance on section 172 statements, FRC review of corporate governance and AGMs, the OTS report on simplifying tax claims and elections, the FRC review of corporate reporting, and the QCA's policy consultation responses. 

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QCA Annual Review 2020
QCA Annual Review 2020

29 October 2020

Read the 2020 QCA Annual Review and statements from the CEO, Chair and Treasurer