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27 September 2017

KPIs vs strategic priorities

By Sarah Allen, Corporate reporting senior manager at PwC My end of summer reading included the proposed amendments to the FRC’s Guidance on the Strategic Report and I was pleased to see some development on an issue that often causes me to sigh when I read a report. As the...

18 September 2017

Accountability in changing times

By Elaine Forrest, Corporate Reporting specialist at PwC Follow @EJFForrest Last week we hosted over 50 NEDs and corporates for the launch of our annual FTSE 350 review of corporate reporting trends to debate the issues it provokes. Joined by an experienced and informed panel of Paul George from the...

04 September 2017

FRC consults on revised Guidance on the Strategic Report

By Sarah Allen, Corporate Reporting Senior Manager at PwC In mid-August the FRC published its much anticipated consultation on amendments to the Guidance on the Strategic Report. We’ve been eagerly awaiting the FRC’s proposals, not only because we were expecting the updates to reflect the new non-financial reporting regulations, but...

03 August 2017

New non-financial reporting regulations – are you prepared?

By Sarah Allen, Corporate Reporting Senior Manager at PwC As the 2016 reporting season comes to an end and companies start to plan for next year, more and more attention is being paid to the new non-financial reporting regulations. If they’re still on your to-do list, now’s the time to...

Measuring performance – what makes a good KPI disclosure?

By Elaine Forrest, Corporate Reporting specialist at PwC With so many companies now required to identify and report on their key performance indicators (KPIs), it’d be easy to think that understanding how companies measure their strategic performance would be as straightforward as finding the right page of the annual report....

23 May 2017

Can’t live with it, can’t live without it - the continuing role of the annual report

By Mark O’Sullivan, Director of Corporate Reporting at PwC Follow @MsullsMark “Why should I improve my annual report? My board doesn’t see the value in spending the time and none of my investors ever ask about it? What I really focus on is the results announcement and presentation.” If I...

12 April 2017

Non-financial reporting regulations – Reporting opportunity or legislative burden?

By Sarah Allen, Corporate Reporting Senior Manager at PwC It doesn’t seem like a year ago since we were drafting our response to BIS’ consultation on the UK implementation of the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive. And yet here we are 12 months later with the non-financial reporting regulations now in...

07 April 2017

Confessions of a tree-hugger

By Elana Du Plessis, Senior Manager, Accounting Consulting Services at PwC At the end of February PwC released this year’s Global investor survey, marking the second time the views of investors were compared and contrasted with the views of CEOs. I find this comparison fascinating, because investment professionals tend to...

27 March 2017

Reporting in the comfort zone (again)

By Gurpreet Kaur, Corporate reporting manager at PwC In our annual review of FTSE 350 reporting practices, we found that too many companies were reporting within their ‘comfort zone’. We have recently seen more evidence of this when looking at reporting practices around the topical issues of cyber security, climate...

20 February 2017

The Year of the Stakeholder

By Mark O’Sullivan, Director of Corporate Reporting at PwC Follow @MsullsMark BEIS’s consultation on its Green Paper on Corporate Governance closed on Friday. Whilst we’re a long way from knowing the final outcome, it’s clear that how companies take wider stakeholder interests into account is becoming increasingly important to government,...