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Our insights section brings together a summary of key news articles, publications and thought leadership for our members produced and compiled by NEDA and our key Sponsors and Partners.

News11/12/2018
Wates Principles to improve corporate governance standards among private companies

Louis Cooper discusses what NEDs need to know in order to communicate effectively to investors, including five key questions for NEDs to ask themselves.

Publication11/12/2018
Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies

The Hampton-Alexander Review is an independent review body which builds on the excellent work of the Davies Review to increase the number of women on FTSE 350 boards. The review has a joint focus to improve women’s representation at board level and in senior leadership positions two layers below the board and continues to adopt a voluntary business-led approach.

News05/12/2018
"What NEDs need to be able to communicate to Investors" A blog post by Louis Cooper, NEDA CEO

Louis Cooper discusses what NEDs need to know in order to communicate effectively to investors, including five key questions for NEDs to ask themselves.

Publication05/12/2018
Corporate Governance Behaviour Review 2018

The QCA and UHY Hacker Young have analysed the corporate governance disclosures of 50 AIM companies to identify patterns and to examine the impact of the AIM Rule 26 change this year.

News30/11/2018
A Look at The NED's Changing Role - Economia Magazine

After a number of business failures, the role of the non-executive director is coming under scrutiny. Nick Martindale, from Economia investigates how the duty and scope of the NED’s role has changed.

Publication30/11/2018
2018 Hampton Alexander Review

The Hampton-Alexander Review is an independent review body which builds on the excellent work of the Davies Review to increase the number of women on FTSE 350 boards. The review has a joint focus to improve women’s representation at board level and in senior leadership positions two layers below the board and continues to adopt a voluntary business-led approach.

News09/11/2018
New Paper on Boardroom Behaviour and The QCA Code

The QCA and NEDA have today published new analysis on Boardroom behaviour and the QCA Corporate Governance Code

Publication09/11/2018
Boardroom Behaviour and the QCA Corporate Governance Code

Observations from The QCA / YouGov Mid-Cap Sentiment Index in the context of the QCA Code.

News31/10/2018
FRC PUSHES COMPANIES FOR IMPROVED QUALITY REPORTING

In an open letter to Finance Directors and Audit Committee Chairs, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has called for improvements in key areas of corporate reporting, including key accounting judgements and estimates, eliminating basic errors and how companies have applied the Principles of the UK Corporate Governance Code.

News23/10/2018
REPUTATION IN THE BOARDROOM: A ROADMAP FOR NEDS

Tal Donohue, Senior Account Manager at Infinite Global, dicusses the outputs from the discussion group that was formed to look at the findings of our joint report "The Independent Voice".

News22/10/2018
CMA SENDS TOUGH MESSAGE TO BUSINESS CHEATS WITH CARTEL CAMPAIGN

The CMA is calling for more whistle-blowers to expose business cartels with the launch of a national awareness campaign.

Publication22/10/2018
Competition Law Research 2018

This report presents the findings from the 2018 competition law survey conducted by ICM Unlimited on behalf of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The findings are based on a representative sample of 1,200 UK businesses.

News17/10/2018
MOTION CARRIED AT THE 2018 NED DEBATE

The 2018 NED Debate hosted by Smith & Williamson and chaired by Barry Gamble took place on Thursday 16 October 2018.  The motion was carried, despite a 10% swing to the opposing side.

News11/10/2018
2019 NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AWARDS: NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!

The Non-Executive Director Awards, now in their thirteenth year, recognise the achievements of Non-Executive Directors within the business and not-for-profit community. NEDA worked with Peel Hunt to establish the Awards and has been a lead sponsor of the event for each of the 13 years since 2006.

News28/09/2018
New AIM Rules for Companies come into force

The QCA has published a list of resources to help individuals ensure that their companies are prepared for the new AIM rules that have come into force today, 28th September 2018.

Publication28/09/2018
Board Diversity Reporting - September 2018

Research conducted for the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) by the University of Exeter Business School shows that only 15% of FTSE100 companies fully complied with the UK Corporate Governance Code’s provision on diversity reporting by describing their policy on diversity, the process for board appointments, their objectives for implementing the policy, and progress on achieving them.

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