2016 UK Corporate Governance Code—Section C—Accountability
2016 UK Corporate Governance Code—Section C—Accountability

The following Corporate guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • 2016 UK Corporate Governance Code—Section C—Accountability
  • Mini-index
  • Section C—Setting the scene
  • Section C.1—Financial and Business Reporting
  • Section C.2—Risk Management and Internal Control
  • Section C.3—Audit Committee and Auditors
  • Notes

This Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Section C of the 2016 UK Corporate Governance Code (UKCG Code), on 'Accountability', and highlights relevant third party materials, guidance, commentary and analysis, as well as our own resources, to give practical guidance on its application.

Materials covered in this Resource Note include:

  1. the Financial Reporting Council (FRC)'s Guidance on Audit Committees

  2. the FRC's Guidance on Risk Management and Internal Control and Related Financial and Business Reporting (September 2014) (2014 Guidance)

  3. the FRC’s 2018 FRC Guidance on Board Effectiveness

  4. Guidance on terms of reference for the audit committee published by the Chartered Governance Institute (previously known as ICSA: The Governance Institute) (CGI)

  5. the Corporate Governance Policy & Voting Guidelines 2019 published by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)

  6. the UK Shareowner Voting Guidelines, published by Pensions Investment Research Consultants Ltd (PIRC), available from PIRC's website

  7. the 2019 United Kingdom and Ireland Proxy Voting Guidelines published by Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)

  8. the Listing Rules

  9. Disclosure and Transparency Rules

  10. the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006)

  11. The Statutory Audit Services for Large Companies Market Investigation (Mandatory Use of Competitive Tender Processes and Audit Committee Responsibilities) Order 2014 (Statutory Audit Services Order)

  12. Directive 2014/56/EU of the European Parliament and European Council amending Directive 2006/43/EC (Statutory Audit Amending Directive)

  13. Regulation 537/2014 of the European Parliament and European Council