The Board recognises the importance of good corporate governance in creating a successful, sustainable and profitable business.
The Board is committed to the principles of corporate governance as set out in the 2016 UK Corporate Governance Code. These principles include clearly defined operating procedures, lines of responsibility, and the delegation of authority.
The 2018 Corporate Governance Code (the "2018 Code") applies to accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019 and so the Company is not required to report under it until FY2020. Nevertheless, in the interests of good governance, the Board has decided that it will report under the 2016 UK Corporate Governance, and to the extent that it is already able, it will also report under the 2018 Code for FY2019, which is earlier than required, which has the advantage of highlighting any areas requiring attention before compliance becomes mandatory.
You'll find all the latest information in our current Corporate governance statement which covers:
- Compliance with the 2016 UK Corporate Governance Code, and the 2018 Code to the extent that it is able
- Internal control
- The Board, its Committees and their structure and operation
- Board Composition during FY2019
- Shareholder relations
The Investment Association has established a public register of listed companies who have received shareholder opposition of more than 20% on any resolution.