Changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code

July 16, 2018



The Impact of the FRC’s proposed changes to the UK Code was the theme for the recent Remuneration Dinner held by MM&K – the latest in its series of dinners for CEOs and Non-Executive Directors.  To read an overview of the evening click here. The final Code was issued on 16 July. The style of the code has changed substantially. Rather than “comply or explain” the new code has been characterised as “apply and explain” – companies adopting the code are expected to apply the 18 Code principles and then explain how they have applied them. There are still provisions in the Code, but the FRC is anxious that companies avoid a tick box approach to compliance (this is going to put pressure on the proxy agencies if they have to understand a more conceptual approach and provide commentary and judgment in their reports). Contact damien.knight@mm-k.com or paul.norris@mm-k.com for further information.

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