Corporate governance is the way in which companies are directed and controlled. Professionals in any discipline need this vital context as to how boards are required to operate and why.

Good corporate governance is essential to the effective operation of a free market, which enables wealth creation and freedom from poverty. In this course we review the UK approach to corporate governance.

Professionals at any level of an organisation need to understand the principles of good corporate governance and why they are so important – particularly in the wake of some recent organisational failures such as Carillion.

There have been some recent updates to the Corporate Governance Code for listed companies and also the introduction of the Wates principles for large private organisations which are both covered in the course.

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • appreciate the key developments in corporate governance over the last thirty years in the UK
  • recognise the UK's approach to governance known as the ‘comply or explain’ approach
  • understand the key requirements of the new UK Corporate Governance Code issued in 2018.

Key information:

  • learn at your own pace
  • help meet your annual CPD requirements
  • develop your own learning needs.

BPP is a leading provider of online technical CPD for accounting professionals.

Disclaimer: This course is available for ACCA members, you may need your ACCA membership number to complete your booking. This course and outline is provided by a third-party course provider. All course bookings are subject to the terms and conditions set by the course provider. Please see individual supplier pages for full terms and conditions. ACCA takes no liability for bookings made with third-party suppliers.