Tuesday 12 July 2022

UK: FRC position paper - the transition to the new regulator and other reforms

The Financial Reporting Council has today published a position paper in which it sets out the steps it will take, in support of the Government's recently announced proposals, to reform the UK's governance and audit framework, including its transition to the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority: see here (pdf). 

The paper proposes, amongst other things, revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code and the guidance that supports it on (a) board effectiveness, (b) audit committees and (c) risk management, internal control and related financial and business reporting. No revisions to the UK Stewardship Code are proposed because, towards the end of 2023, a review of the regulatory framework for effective stewardship, including the Code, is planned. This review will be undertaken by the FRC, FCA, Department for Work and Pensions and the Pensions Regulator.

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