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Corporate reporting rules relaxed during coronavirus pandemic

On 26 March, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) announced a series of actions to help companies during the coronavirus pandemic. Among these was a relaxing of the rules around corporate reporting. Here we look at what this means for corporates and what requirements they now [...]

March 27th, 2020|board|0 Comments

Guest blog: Is it time to evaluate your board?

Your board sits at the heart of your corporate strategy. It drives long-term decisions as well as immediate reactions to changing circumstances – something in the spotlight recently as the Coronavirus outbreak and uncertainty around Brexit create a rapidly-changing business landscape. Your board plays a key role in assessing the success of your current [...]

March 10th, 2020|board, Simplifie|0 Comments

Guest blog: What should your board be doing on gender parity?

The sixth edition of Deloitte’s Women in the boardroom – A global perspective report was published recently. The report shares the latest statistics on global boardroom diversity, covering 66 countries. It looks at how companies are trying to improve gender diversity, and the political, social, and legislative trends that sit behind the findings. What does the report [...]

February 29th, 2020|board, Simplifie|0 Comments

Guest blog: What do boards need to know about the FCA’s priorities in 2020?

If you work for a business regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the financial regulator’s actions and priority areas give you a good steer as to where your attention should be focused. It’s worth noting, then, that in the first few weeks of 2020, the FCA has already issued a ‘Dear CEO’ letter [...]

February 17th, 2020|board, Simplifie|0 Comments

Guest blog: FTSE 100 companies must do better on governance and reporting

That’s according to a report issued last month by the Financial Reporting Council. The report forms the Council’s annual review of the UK Corporate Governance Code. It claims that if companies want to ‘demonstrate their positive impact on the economy and wider society’, they need to improve both governance practices and reporting. What does this mean [...]

February 10th, 2020|board, Simplifie|0 Comments

What is the board’s role in digital transformation?

What is the board’s role in digital transformation? ‘Digital transformation’ has been an ongoing theme in business over recent years. In financial services, for instance, as explored in a recent blog, digital transformation is a concept which has now become central to a successful business strategy. It has led to faster, more cost-effective operations; [...]

January 17th, 2020|board|0 Comments