Corporate weekly highlights—30 May 2019

Corporate weekly highlights—30 May 2019

This week’s edition of Corporate highlights includes guidance issued by the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on audit and accounting in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the publication of the Investment Association’s report calling for more transparency on FTSE companies’ dividend policies and new AIM guidance notes on nominated advisers and the use of the AIM Designated Market route to admission.

In this issue:

Brexit

Accounting and auditing requirements—no deal Brexit guidance

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published new guidance for stakeholders on how companies can ensure they comply with accounting and reporting requirements (see Accounting if there’s no Brexit deal), as well as how auditing professionals should prepare (see Audit if there’s no Brexit deal), if the UK leaves the EU in a ‘no deal’ scenario.

For further information, see: LNB News 24/05/2019.

Corporate Governance

Preparing for the new corporate governance requirements on executive pay and employee engagement

Share Incentives analysis: Several corporate governance developments affecting remuneration come into effect this year. Nicholas Stretch, head of the Incentives practice at Ashurst, picks out the key changes and considers how companies will need to get to grips with them when reporting on executive pay.

For further information, see News Analysis: Preparing for the new corporate governance requirements on executive pay and employee engagement.

Directors and company secretaries

Companies (Directors’ Remuneration Policy and Directors’ Remuneration Report) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/970: These Regulations were made on 22 May 2019 to implement in part EU Directive 2017/828/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 amending

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