Consultation outcome

Corporate governance reform

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Detail of outcome

We invited views on how to improve the UK’s corporate governance framework. This document summarises the responses received and sets out the proposals which the government now intends to take forward.

Detail of feedback received

We received 375 responses from interested parties. A full list of the organisations that responded is included in the consultation response document.

Original consultation

Summary

We are seeking views on how to improve the UK’s corporate governance framework.

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Consultation description

The UK has long been regarded as a world-leader in corporate governance, combining high standards with low burdens and flexibility. It is an important part of what makes the UK such an attractive place for both business and investors. We want to build on these strengths and further enhance our competitiveness.

This consultation asks for views on:

  • executive pay
  • employee and customer voice
  • corporate governance in large private businesses

We also welcome other suggestions to help address the corporate governance challenges facing us.

We have amended paragraphs 1.7 and 1.8 of the paper to clarify the current framework for setting and reporting on executive pay. There are no changes to the consultation questions or options.

Documents

Corporate governance reform: green paper

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Published 29 November 2016
Last updated 29 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added government response and detail of feedback received.
  2. Amended paragraphs 1.7 and 1.8 of the paper to clarify the current framework for setting and reporting on executive pay.
  3. First published.