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New guidance on conflicts of interests for academy trusts issued by The Chartered Governance Institute

03 July 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute has today published guidance on ‘Managing conflicts of interests (including related party transaction) in academy trusts’. Read more

A brave new world – Psychological resilience in the post-COVID-19 age

24 June 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute’s Isle of Man Branch is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a webinar about psychological resilience in the post-COVID-19 age on Wednesday, 8 July 2020. Read more

A good clerk is governance gold, says The Chartered Governance Institute

23 June 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute has welcomed today’s release by the Education & Skills Funding Agency of its ‘Academies financial handbook 2020’, in which the role of the clerk is recognised for the important advisory support that it brings to academy trusts. Read more

The Chartered Governance Institute publishes guide to corporate reporting

18 June 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute has today published ‘Trust me, I’m listed: Why the annual report matters, and how to do it well’ – an essential guide for anyone involved in corporate reporting. Read more

Professional development remains important even during lockdown, governance body says

04 June 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute has today underlined the importance of continuing professional development during the COVID-19 pandemic with the announcement of a virtual training event for trust and corporate service providers which will take place later this month. Read more

New Risk Committee ToRs published by The Chartered Governance Institute

01 June 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute has today published new Terms of Reference for risk committees, which are intended as a guide for companies to adapt to their needs where the board decides it is necessary or desirable to have a separate risk committee. Read more

Mixed approach to COVID-19 salary sacrifice and dividends, poll finds

21 May 2020

According to a poll out today from The Chartered Governance Institute and governance recruitment specialist The Core Partnership, companies and other organisations are taking a mixed approach to salary sacrifice during the Coronavirus pandemic. Some 41% of executive directors have taken a voluntary reduction in base salary (50% have not), 31% of non-executive directors have taken a reduction (56% have not) and 31% of senior managers on the management board have taken a reduction while 60% have not. There is less disparity in terms of the amount of the reduction with the majority of people across all three groups taking a 20% cut. Read more

The Chartered Governance Institute issues guidance about dividends during Covid-19

01 May 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute has today published guidance for listed companies about the withdrawal or amendment of the dividend resolution at their Annual General Meetings. Prepared with the assistance of Slaughter and May and members of The Chartered Governance Institute, the guidance forms part of a series of guidance that the Institute has published offering advice on the options companies have to run their AGM in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Board response to Covid-19 crisis is viewed positively, poll finds

16 April 2020

Some 80% of respondents to a poll out today from The Chartered Governance Institute and governance recruitment specialist The Core Partnership have confidence in the way their board is handling the current coronavirus pandemic. Just 2% have little confidence in the way their board is responding to the crisis. Read more

Guidance about virtual board meetings issued by The Chartered Governance Institute

28 March 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute has published guidance about virtual board meetings, which aims to help companies struggling with the impact of COVID-19. Drafted in conjunction with Lorraine Young Board Advisory Services, the guidance highlights the key points to bear in mind so that companies can use virtual meetings to good effect while the ban on public meetings is in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Read more

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