Press Releases

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

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 

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. 

Press release: Hill Review a “shot in the arm” for UK listing regime but decisive action now needed to unlock growth

8 March 2021

According to the latest QCA/Peel Hunt Mid and Small Cap Survey*, 65% of investors and 56% of companies believe the UK public equity markets were effective in 2020, in protecting jobs, saving businesses and maintaining liquidity throughout the COVID-crisis. Despite little prospect of dividend growth over the medium term, active investors injected £45.9bn of new capital into UK listed companies across 333 fundraisings (over £5m in value) since the first lockdown began in March 2020, as the investment community backed management teams and the long term success of UK plc. 

Press release: Staffline Group plc joins the Quoted Companies Alliance

27 January 2021

Staffline is one of the UK’s leading recruitment and training providers. They are quoted on the AIM market and follow the QCA Corporate Governance Code.

Press release: Update ‘Standard Listing’ to create the UK’s Nasdaq

6 January 2021

6 Jan 2021 - There is a need for significant reform of the UK’s equity markets because there has been a steady decline in listings over the past two decades, argues the QCA in response to Lord Hill’s Listing Review. 

Press release: Quoted Companies Alliance appoints three directors to board

29 October 2020

The QCA announces the appointment of three new directors following its Annual General Meeting yesterday.

Press release: COVID impact prompts retail investors to change strategies

22 September 2020

YouGov survey of 500+ UK retail investors provides insight into how COVID and Woodford have impacted them, and how companies can best engage them.

Press release: Positive EU move on potential MiFID II research unbundling exemption for smaller quoted companies

23 July 2020

The QCA welcomes the reports that the EU may exempt smaller quoted companies from the MiFID II research unbundling rules in the future

Press release: Decision not to implement EU settlement discipline regime in the UK good for small and mid-sized companies

25 June 2020

The QCA welcomes the announcement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP and that the new EU settlement discipline regime (CSDR)) will not be implemented in the UK in 2021

Press release: UK companies negative on economy as leaders adapt to COVID-19 pandemic

5 May 2020

The results of the latest QCA/YouGov Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Index provide an insight into how small and mid-sized quoted companies have responded to the current lockdown and what their future plans are

Press release: The role and importance of Entrepreneurs Relief 

3 March 2020

The role and importance of Entrepreneurs' Relief 

Press release: New research shows UK public markets in decline, as listed-life loses appeal

28 January 2020

QCA & Peel Hunt Mid & Small-Cap Investor Survey 2020

Press release: AIM companies corporate governance disclosures dramatically improves

10 December 2019

New AIM Good Governance Review from QCA & UHY Hacker Young

Press release: Tough times for the UK’s small & mid-caps

4 December 2019

QCA/YouGov Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Index (Q4 2019)

Press release: AIM governance rule change brings positive benefits to companies and investors alike

26 November 2019

New YouGov survey of AIM companies investigates how their corporate governance has been impacted by AIM rule changes