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On 31 May 2022, the Government (BEIS) published its Response Statement (the Statement) following its consultation on reforms aimed at 'Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance'. The Statement summarises the themes from the responses received, and outlines the proposals BEIS intends to take forward. Available below is our summary of the Statement. In this we cover the key headlines and provide a summary of the main proposals. Also below is a document containing a number of FAQs that have been raised on the key proposals. In responding to these FAQs, we've examined the proposals in detail in order to help companies understand how they will most likely be implemented and how companies, directors and audit committees could be impacted.
There are a number of the proposed reforms that the FRC will take forward. These include the strengthening of internal controls responsibilities, which will be implemented through changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code (the Code). The FRC has issued a consultation on these changes, which can be found here. Below is our summary of the key aspects of these proposed changes.
We believe that there are many benefits of proactively pushing ahead with a number of the proposals and have developed our Restoring Trust Series which contains practical guidance for companies who choose to do so.
“The Government's proposals bring an opportunity for the UK to lead on corporate governance and maintain its position as a world leading capital market. To meet this ambition, the more companies that take the time to understand what the proposals could mean for them and engage in the ongoing debate, the greater the prospect that the reforms will enhance the business environment and build trust and confidence in the UK’s reporting and regulatory frameworks.”