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ICSA welcomes UK Corporate Governance Code and guidance on board effectiveness

16 July 2018

ICSA: The Governance Institute has today issued commentary on the Financial Reporting Council’s updated UK Corporate Governance Code and its Guidance on Board Effectiveness. Read more

ICSA issues guidance on improving charity boardroom behaviours

12 July 2018

ICSA: The Governance Institute has announced the release of guidance aimed at improving behaviours in charity boardrooms. Read more

New resources to help boards get the information they need launched today

11 July 2018

ICSA: The Governance Institute and Board Intelligence have today launched a number of key resources to help organisations ensure that boards have the information they need to govern successfully: an assessment tool to review the effectiveness and value of their board reporting; and guidance on ‘Effective Board Reporting’, which offers practical steps to bring about improvements. Read more

78% of organisations have found GDPR to be a huge drain on resources, poll finds

02 July 2018

A poll out today by ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership reveals that almost four-fifths (78%) of organisations surveyed have found becoming compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to be a heavy burden on their resources; 9% of those surveyed were unsure and 13% felt that it had not been a heavy burden. Read more

Press statement: ICSA identifies potential flaws with insolvency proposals

12 June 2018

ICSA: The Governance Institute has identified a number of proposals in the Government’s consultation on proposed changes to the statutory framework around insolvency that would result in more companies being liquidated, to the possible detriment of all stakeholders. Read more

ICSA and Sixth Form Colleges Association release guidance on good practice

06 June 2018

ICSA: The Governance Institute and the Sixth Form Colleges Association have produced guidance aimed at improving governance within sixth form colleges and academies for 16- to 19-year-olds in England. Two separate pieces of guidance have been written around conflicts of interest and the role and duties of a company secretary. Read more

Dr Patrick Bitature receives accolade for services to governance from ICSA

04 June 2018

ICSA: The Governance Institute, the leading qualifying and membership body for governance professionals in Uganda, the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Associated Territories (UKRIAT), has recognised the outstanding contribution to good governance of Dr Patrick Bitature, Executive Chairman of Simba Group. The highest accolade conferred by the UKRIAT Division of the internationally renowned Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), the President’s Medal is awarded for distinguished or meritorious service in connection with the Institute. Read more

57% of respondents oppose increase in FRC enforcement powers, new poll finds

04 June 2018

57% of governance professionals surveyed by ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership about the government’s plan to review the powers, operations and impact of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) are opposed to increased powers of enforcement. Just 27% came out in favour of more power for the FRC, with the remaining 16% unsure. Read more

Cost calculator reveals the true cost of board meetings

17 May 2018

A new cost calculator developed by Board Intelligence and ICSA: The Governance Institute has revealed that a single board meeting at a FTSE 100 company in a regulated sector like financial services can cost up to £250,000 and over a 100 days of preparation, while even a small charity with turnover of less than £10 million will typically devote 20-25 days to the task at a cost of up to £4-5,000. Read more

ICSA releases new report to help improve attitudes and behaviour in sport

16 May 2018

ICSA: The Governance Institute has launched a new report looking at ‘Organisational culture in sport’, which finds that cultural issues are under-discussed at board level. It also highlights the fact that success in embedding culture and values cannot be achieved by boards alone. Read more

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