News: Tagged with ICSA

Boards in pessimistic mood about the economy

Boards are in a pessimistic mood about the economy, indifferent to Brexit and frustrated about the tide of new regulation and legislation, according to the FT-ICSA Boardroom Bellwether report. The biannual Summer 2016 report, by the ICSA: Governance Institute, summarises the key findings of a survey that questions companies on… Read more

Boards in a cautious mood, according to latest Boardroom Bellwether survey

A recent FT-ICSA Boardroom Bellwether survey has found that FTSE 350 company secretaries find boards in a cautious mood. There has been a substantial drop in confidence in the economy since the previous survey six months ago, and only 40 per cent of respondents think there will be an improvement… Read more

BoardPad congratulates winners of the 2015 ICSA Awards

The winners of the annual ICSA Awards were announced last night at a glamorous event held at the Hilton Park Lane in London. The Awards, now in their seventh year, celebrate the highest standards in governance, recognising and rewarding individuals, teams and organisations for their achievements and contributions to the… Read more

ICSA Guidance Note on General Meeting notices

ICSA has produced a Guidance Note on notice of General Meetings to clarify the requirements following queries raised about the new wording included in the October 2014 UK Corporate Governance Code. What is the legal position on Meeting Notices? S307 of the Companies Act 2006 requires 21 clear days notice,… Read more

ICSA good practice guidance on Annual Reports

ICSA has published a guidance note on what it considers to be best practice for Annual Reports. The note makes the business case for high-quality reporting, seeing open disclosure as a way of evidencing that good governance systems are in place, thus providing assurance for stakeholders. It encourages companies to… Read more

New Court ruling on ‘proper purpose’ for a company to give access to its share register

The law in the UK was changed in the 2006 Companies Act to provide that a company is only required to give access of its share register to members and others who request it; if the company considers the access is for a ‘proper purpose’. Why was the law changed… Read more

BoardPad congratulate winners at the ICSA Excellence in Governance Awards

The winners of the ICSA’s 6th Excellence in Governance Awards were announced yesterday at The Brewery in London. The Awards celebrate the highest standards in governance, rewarding individuals, teams and organisations for their achievements. Mike Evans, CEO at ICSA Boardroom Apps presented Rob Bellhouse FCIS from Lonmin PLC with the… Read more

ICSA Boardroom Apps showcasing BoardPad at the ICSA Isle of Man Conference 2014

BoardPad, the industry leading meeting and collaboration solution, will be one of the exhibitors at the ICSA Isle of Man Conference 2014. Held at the Mount Murray Hotel and Country Club in the Isle of Man, the conference will consider what good corporate governance looks like in practice and the… Read more

ICSA updates guidance notes on e-communications and access to the register of members

ICSA has updated two of its guidance notes which are of key practical interest to companies. The guidance note on electronic communications with shareholders, which was first published in 2007, has been updated to take account of the provisions of the Shareholders Rights Regulations (which were introduced into the Companies… Read more

FT – ICSA Boardroom Bellwether Survey Now Published

ICSA in association with FT, has today published its twice-a-year survey, providing insights into what UK FTSE350 boards are thinking.   The findings show how boards are positioning themselves to address the challenges of the economy, and the wider business and social climate in which they operate.   The survey… Read more