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 Academy Governance Handbook

Academy Governance Handbook

The Academy Governance Handbook contains a wealth of expert commentary explaining what the legal and regulatory frameworks mean for academy trusts.

An indispensable guide for those involved in governance within any trust, it aids and supports readers: identify and manage risks; comply with charity and company law; understand sources of income for trusts and their academies and explains the proper application and management of funds. It also covers the roles of responsibilities of boards and committees, with an in-depth look at the roles of clerks and company secretaries.

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 The Non-Executive Directors’ Handbook 5th edition

The Non-Executive Directors’ Handbook 5th edition

The Non-Executive Directors’ Handbook has been refreshed and fully updated for this 5th edition and, given the increasingly significant role played by Non-Executive Directors in the independent oversight of organisations, it acts as an essential source of reference and route map for the role.

The Handbook is published by ICSA Publishing for the Non-Executive Directors’ Association (NEDA), and represents an accessible and practical guide for Non-Executive Directors at each stage of their NED career, from aspiring NEDs to retiring NEDs, as well as for their advisers – particularly company secretaries.

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Corporate Governance Unlocked

Corporate Governance Unlocked

Corporate governance is something with which we are all increasingly familiar, but which is often misunderstood. Many organisations adhere to what they think is best practice in corporate governance without truly believing in what they are doing, or the benefits which it can bring.

Corporate Governance Unlocked is a succinct guide to what corporate governance is and why it matters. It looks at the evolution of corporate governance, how governance practice and regulation varies around the world and how lessons from the business sector have impacted upon the adoption of governance across the economy as a whole.

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The ICSA Company Secretary's Checklists, 10th edition

The ICSA Company Secretary's Checklists, 10th edition

The ICSA Company Secretary's Checklists is the best-selling A–Z checklist guide for the most common company secretarial tasks and transactions. Using a clear step-by-step approach, each checklist guides the reader through a range of common tasks from appointing and removing directors, preparing for company meetings, through to insolvency and winding up.

Ideal for quick reference, each entry includes an introduction and explanation, a checklist of points to consider, procedures to follow, Companies House filing requirements and cross-references to relevant legislation and regulation.

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Annual general meetings checklist

Confirmation statement checklist

A Practical Guide to the UK Listing Regime, 4th edition

A Practical Guide to the UK Listing Regime, 4th edition

This new edition of A Practical Guide to the UK Listing Regime provides an invaluable guide to, and commentary on, the FCA’s Listing, Prospectus, Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

As well as covering the process of seeking admission of a company’s shares to the Official List and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, A Practical Guide to the UK Listing Regime also advises on the preparation and publication of a Prospectus Directive compliant prospectus, and provides detailed commentary on the ongoing obligations of UK listed companies under the Rules.

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Charity Law and Governance: A Practical Guide, 2nd edition

Charity Law and Governance: A Practical Guide, 2nd edition

Charity Law and Governance: A Practical Guide is the essential publication on the legal and regulatory framework within which charities in England and Wales operate.

Containing a wealth of expert commentary and case studies highlighting important aspects of charity law and governance, this book is an invaluable guide to anyone involved in the sector.

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Effective Minute Taking, 2nd edition

Effective Minute Taking, 2nd edition

People frequently find themselves called upon to take minutes, with little guidance on how they are expected to produce an accurate record of what took place. Ambiguous agreements, a vague agenda, interruptions, and a poor chairperson are just some of the factors that can make this a daunting task.

Effective Minute Taking is a comprehensive, yet accessible book, which provides practical guidelines for overcoming most of the problems faced by minute takers and achieving accuracy in the minute taking process.

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The ICSA Health Service Governance Handbook, 2nd edition

The ICSA Health Service Governance Handbook is an essential publication for everyone involved in the delivery of governance within the NHS, as well as being the approved text for those studying the Health Service Governance module of ICSA’s CSQS qualification.

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The ICSA Corporate Governance Handbook, 4th edition

The focus of corporate governance thinking at the current time emphasises, perhaps more than ever before, the importance of defining and promoting a healthy corporate culture and of recognising and responding to the needs of a wide a range of stakeholders.  Boards are increasingly expected to look beyond narrowly defined indicators of success in order to create a sustainable organisation that is aware of, and takes responsibility for, all the impacts of it activities.

This new edition of The ICSA Corporate Governance Handbook delves deeper than before into such issues in order to guide boards as they attempt to find an appropriate balance between more traditional financial considerations and other factors that may influence their decision making.

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Charity Checklists, 2nd edition

Charity Checklists is ICSA’s easy-to-use guide to key areas of charity administration and regulatory compliance. Using a clear step-by-step approach, taking you through a range of common processes, it will transform the way your charity operates in its everyday tasks.

Each checklist includes an introduction and explanation, identifies the key points to consider and sets out the procedure in a series of straightforward steps. It is an invaluable and essential resource for anyone involved in the day-to-day running of a charity.

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The ICSA Company Secretary's Checklists: Ireland

The ICSA Company Secretary’s Checklists: Ireland is a comprehensive A-Z guide to the day-to-day tasks of company secretaries in Ireland. Based off of ICSA’s best-selling Company Secretary’s Checklists, this book has been rewritten throughout to cover Irish company law and practice.

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Company secretary – roles and responsibilities

Quorum – shareholders' meetings

General meetings