Corporate governance

UK corporate governance review and trends 2015

Simon Lowe Simon Lowe

Our 2015 FTSE 350 Corporate Governance Review sees a market still digesting last year's developments, and getting used to making robust explanations and disclosures rather than seeking to fully comply.

This year's review sees an improvement in the quality of explanations from FTSE 350 companies, whilst overall compliance with the UK Corporate Governance Code has plateaued.

More than half of FTSE 350 companies were fully compliant with the Code in their latest published accounts, with 90% of these companies complying with all but one or two of the Code provisions. 

The research also shows a significant rise in the number of companies providing good explanations for non-compliance up to 70% (an almost 20% improvement on last year's figure). 

Key highlights

(click to enlarge)UK corporate governance review and trends 2015 Key highlights