The ICSA Registrars' Group represents share registrars in the United Kingdom.

The group seeks to:

  • Shape opinion
  • Share relevant information, both through the committee and the ICSA website
  • Develop best practice
  • Agree and disseminate a common approach to technical issues
  • Represent the views of the share registration industry and issuers both in the UK, Ireland and the rest of Europe
  • Conduct correspondence with and meet other professional bodies, organisations, interest groups, information providers etc
  • Encourage others to qualify for membership of ICSA.

Members benefit from:

  • Access to information published on the ICSA website, including responses to consultations and updates on items of professional interest/subjects discussed by the committee or its working parties.
  • An annual general meeting is held in May of each year at which the annual report on the work of the Registrars Group Committee is presented for approval by its members.
  • Representation/feedback on discussions with UK, Ireland and European industry and governmental bodies such as BIS, CREST/Euroclear, HM Treasury, ProShare, Shareholder Voting Working Group, ICSA Company Secretaries Forum, ICSA UK Council, APCIMS, T2S project team and City Group Technical Working Parties.

Download the rules of the Registrars' Group

Committee news

Recent responses to consultations
ResponseDate
BEIS Corporate Governance reform green paper response appendix February 2017
BEIS Corporate Governance reform green paper response February 2017
Summary on SEC concept release April 2016
Response on ESMA Addendum Consultation paper on MiFD-MiFIR March 2016
Feedback on SVWG paper October 2015
Feedback on draft SRD amends June 2014
Response to the ESMA Discussion Paper on Draft technical Standards for the Regulation on improving securities settlement in the European Union and on central securities depositaries (CSDs) May 2014
Response to Payment Systems Regulator April 2014
Response to HM Treasury’s consultation on ‘Speeding up cheque payments: legislation for cheque imaging' April 2014
Letter to HMRC re: OECD proposals March 2014
Response to FCA consultation CP13/15 February 2014
Further response to the Financial Conduct Authority consultation on enhancing the effectiveness of the Listing Regime February 2014
Response to the Financial Conduct Authority consultation CP13/14 January 2014
Response to the Financial Conduct Authority consultation CP13/05 October 2013
Response to the EC consultation on long term financing of the European Economy June 2013
Response to HM Revenue & Customs consultation on the Draft FATCA regulations and guidance notes February 2013
Response to the Financial Services Authority consultation on enhancing the effectiveness of the Listing Regime December 2012
Response to HM Revenue & Customs consultation on implementing the UK–US FATCA agreement November 2012
Response to HM Treasury consultation on setting the strategy for UK payments October 2012
Response to the Financial Reporting Council consultation on revision to the UK Stewardship Code July 2012
Response to the European Securities & Markets Authority consultation on an overview of the proxy advisory industry: possible policy options June 2012
Response to the European Commission consultation on the future of European company law Part APart B May 2012
Response to the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills consultation on the interim report of the Kay Review of UK equity markets April 2012
Response to the TARGET2 securities consultation on the adaptation to cross CSD settlement April 2012
Response to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills discussion paper entitled 'Company law – providing a flexible framework which allows companies to compete & grow' February 2012
Response to the Financial Reporting Council’s proposals to reform the Financial Reporting Council January 2012
Response to the UK Payments Council consultation on the Governance Review & assessment of performance November 2011
Response to the European Securities & Markets Authority consultation on empty voting November 2011
Response to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills consultation on the future of narrative reporting November 2011
Response to the Financial Services Authority consultation on version 3 of the transaction reporting user pack November 2011
Response to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills discussion paper entitled ‘The Kay Review of UK equity markets and long term decision making’ November 2011
Response to the Financial Services Authority quarterly consultation paper no. 30, chapter 7 – proposed changes to the disclosure & transparency rules November 2011
Response to the European Commission consultation on the EU Corporate Governance Framework July 2011
Response to the Payments Council consultation on the 2011 review of the national payment plan July 2011
Response to the HM Treasury consultation on early implementation of amendments to the prospectus directive June 2011
Response to the Code Committee of the Takeover Panel consultation to proposed amendments to the Takeover Code May 2011
Response to the Euroclear consultation on the CREST courier and sorting service April 2011
Response to the European Commission consultation on the regulation of central securities depositories February 2011
Response to the European Commission consultation on the harmonisation of securities law January 2011
Response to the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills consultation entitled ‘A long term focus for corporate Britain: a call for evidence’ January 2011
Response to the European Commission consultation on the modernisation of the Transparency Directive August 2010

Best practice guides
Best practice guideDate
New business AML matrix May 2017
Corporate actions AML matrix May 2017
ICSA guidance note regarding articles of association and dividends March 2014
Position paper regarding changes that relate to European Corporate Action Standards May 2013

Practical issues around voting at general meetings
Letter to accompany this guidance note

April 2012
FCA share fraud warning August 2013
Minimum signature requirements October 2011

Other correspondence

Changes to the AGM's in the UK  August 2016 
Changes to the AGM's in the UK  - Appendix  August 2016 
Letter to the Chair of the T2S Sub Group on Corporate Actions regarding the Business Process Description September 2011
Letter to the European Commission on CSD legislation and dematerialisation August 2011

 

Annual report and accounts

Report of the Group Committee 2015–2016 March 2016
Report of the Group Committee 2014–2015 March 2015 
Report of the Group Committee 2013–2014 March 2014
Report of the Group Committee 2012–2013 March 2013
Report of the Group Committee 2011–2012 March 2012
Report of the Group Committee 2010–2011 March 2011
Report of the Group Committee 2009–2010 March 2010

 

AGM minutes

Minutes of the 2016 AGM May 2016 
Minutes of the 2015 AGM May 2015 
Minutes of the 2014 AGM May 2014
Minutes of the 2013 AGM May 2013
Minutes of the 2012 AGM May 2012
Minutes of the 2011 AGM May 2011

Contact the Registrars' Group

For information or to get involved, please contact Andrew Humphries

For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:




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