Corporate weekly highlights—22 December 2016

Corporate weekly highlights—22 December 2016

Welcome to the weekly highlights from the Lexis®PSL Corporate team for the week ending 22 December 2016, which provide news updates and a comprehensive list of dates for your diary. This week’s edition features: the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) thematic reviews in 2017 on certain aspect of companies’ reports and audit; the FRC’s consultation on its draft plan and budget for 2017/2018; the Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Non-Financial Reporting) Regulations, SI 2016/1245; the Financial Reporting Lab’s report on better disclosure of dividends; the private censure and fine of an AIM company by the AIM Disciplinary Committee for breach of AIM Rule 31; the European Securities and Markets Authority’s updated Q&As on the Prospectus Directive, on the MAR, and on MiFID II investor protection topics and its new Q&As on MiFIR regarding data reporting; the Financial Conduct Authority’s final consultation paper on the implementation of MiFID II and MiFIR; the House of Lord’s finding that the financial services market is a key priority for the government in Brexit negotiations; a yearly round up of decisions and developments of interest to corporate crime lawyers; and an analysis on the core issues arising out of the Article 50 litigation.

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Corporate governance

FRC wants thematic reviews to prompt improvements

In 2017, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is planning to an undertake thematic reviews of certain aspects of companies’ corporate reports and audits. The aim of this monitoring is to drive continuous improvement in quality and to identify good examples of disclosures. The FRC will share these good practices to help others raise the quality of corporate reports and audit.

FRC publishes consultation on draft plan and budget for 2017/18

The FRC has today issued for consultation its plan and budget for 2017/18. A key focus of the FRC’s work will be its monitoring and enforcement activities to ensure the UK’s reputation for high standards of corporate governance and reporting, and its standing as a global

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