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05 July 2016

Strategies for reporting success

By Gurpreet Kaur, Corporate reporting specialist at PwC Follow @GurpreetKaur_UK We are now well underway with our annual review of FTSE 350 companies, the process where we nominate companies for consideration by our external judging panel for the Building Public Trust Awards (BPTA). 2016 will be the 14th successive year...

24 June 2016

Brexit and EU audit reform

By Gilly Lord, Head of Regulatory Affairs at PwC Follow @gillylord Following the UK referendum vote to leave the EU, the business community within the UK and the EU faces a period of uncertainty and in the short term, volatility. Ian Powell, PwC UK’s Chairman and Senior Partner said this...

24 May 2016

Dictionary definition - what does ‘business success’ mean in the 21st century?

By Mark O’Sullivan, Director of Corporate Reporting at PwC Follow @MsullsMark There’s a lot to get your teeth into in our latest survey of investor views. What struck me most though was the increasing number of investors and CEOs that see companies having a wider purpose than simply creating value...

27 April 2016

Investor Survey 2016: investors share similar goals to CEOs with some key differences

By Hilary Eastman, Director of investor engagement at PwC How might CEOs and investors communicate better? I spend a lot of time talking to people in the investment community. Sometimes I feel I could charge them for the ‘therapy’ I provide listening to their woes about how badly some companies...

24 March 2016

Why does Integrated Reporting so often leave us dissatisfied?

By Linda Midgley, Sustainability and Responsible Governance at PwC The number of companies publishing an Integrated Report has been steadily increasing over the past few years. But based on our PwC integrated reporting benchmarks, after a few years of improvement, the overall effectiveness of reporting plateaus. So what’s causing this?...

Fixing the productivity puzzle - through reporting

By Elaine Forrest, Corporate Reporting specialist at PwC This week has seen the release of the Investment Association’s Productivity Action Plan. It’s designed to boost the UK’s economy through long-term investment and I was really pleased to see that the role of corporate reporting was front and centre in their...

09 March 2016

BIS consultation represents an opportunity to influence the future direction of reporting

By Sarah Allen, Corporate Reporting specialist at PwC On the face of it, the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive doesn’t appear to differ significantly from the existing reporting requirements in the UK and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) consultation issued last month passed...

23 February 2016

Lost in translation – understanding Alternative Performance Measures

By Mark O’Sullivan, Director of Corporate Reporting at PwC Follow @MsullsMark If you haven’t heard the noise around Alternative Performance Measures (APMs) yet, well… where have you been? Everybody, from regulators, investors, right through to the media, have had something to say about them – both good and bad. Although...

18 February 2016

Viability statements - how much is enough?

By John Patterson, Corporate Governance Consultant at PwC So what does a ‘compliant’ viability statement look like? It’s never easy to draw a bright line between compliance and ‘good practice’ in governance reporting - and this is particularly true for the viability statement. What’s involved? The Code provision that gives...

04 February 2016

IASB’s new IAS 7 amendments show investors patience and perseverance can pay off

By Hilary Eastman, Director of Investor Engagement at PwC It’s better to make one and a half steps forward than none at all. Last week, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) did just that when it published new rules requiring companies to disclose changes in liabilities in the financing section...