Consultations

This page contains all current and past public consultations to which ShareSoc has responded. The latest ones are at the top of the list. One of the main activities of ShareSoc is to make sure that the views of private shareholders are communicated, and your interests represented, and one way we do that is by responding to all relevant public consultations. Many of ShareSoc’s adopted policies on specific issues are documented in these consultation responses.

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Response to BEIS on the FRC Kingman proposals

In a detailed joint ShareSoc-UKSA 12-page Response to BEIS on the FRC Kingman proposals, we said we support the general thrust of the Kingman proposals. Kingman is proposing a new authority to replace the FRC. We also made some more general points: Sound financial reporting is a basic prerequisite for good stewardship. However, no matter how good the financial reporting is, if a significant proportion of investors are disenfranchised and unable to make their voice heard, many of the benefits of better financial reporting will ...

ShareSoc and UKSA make joint response to FCA/FRC Consultation on Effective Stewardship

In January 2019, the FCA and FRC  issued a joint discussion  paper DP19/1 Building a regulatory framework for effective stewardship. On 15 April 2019, we made a joint response from UKSA and ShareSoc on behalf of individual investors. In our response we make the following key points: Investor stewardship must not let boards off the hook for their own stewardship. The Stewardship Code should be renamed the Investor Stewardship Code to better reflect what investors do and to better acknowledge the role of ...

ShareSoc and UKSA’s joint response to the FCA Consultation on proposals to improve shareholder engagement

ShareSoc and UKSA’s joint response to the FCA Consultation on proposals to improve shareholder engagement is available here.

ShareSoc and UKSA’s joint response to the FRC Consultation on the Corporate Stewardship Code

ShareSoc and UKSA’s joint response to the FRC Consultation on the Corporate Stewardship Code is available here.

ShareSoc and UKSA joint response to the FCA Sector Views consultation

ShareSoc and UKSA joint response to the FCA Sector Views consultation is available here.

ShareSoc and UKSA joint response to FRC Post Implementation Review of 2016 Ethical and Auditing Standards

ShareSoc and UKSA joint response to FRC Post Implementation Review of 2016 Ethical and Auditing Standards is available here.

ShareSoc and UKSA joint response to CMA Update Paper on UK audit market

ShareSoc and UKSA joint response to CMA Update Paper on UK audit market is available here.

ShareSoc and UKSA joint response to BEIS Parliamentary Committee on Future of Audit

ShareSoc and UKSA joint response to BEIS Parliamentary Committee on Future of Audit is available here.