An introduction to the UK corporate governance code for listed companies


Good corporate governance is essential to the effective operation of a free market, which enables wealth creation and freedom from poverty. In the UK the belief in relation to corporate governance is that the more ingrained the system of corporate governance in a business community, the less the need for detailed regulation to ensure effective compliance with good standards of business behaviour.

This course will explain more about the UK's approach to corporate governance and in particular give you an insight to the 2010 published guidance now rebranded UK Corporate Governance Code, previously known as the UK Combined Code.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course you will:

  • 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 2010.

Authored by: Neeta Major

Neeta has worked across both the private and public sectors within external audit, financial accounting, management accounting and internal audit. Neeta has been actively involved in the provision of governance, risk, value for money and fraud seminars to managers with a broad range of backgrounds (financial and non financial).

A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon successful completion of the online course.

CPD Points: 1.5

CPD Duration (hours): 1.5

Access: 12 months from purchase date

Price: £35.00 (excludes VAT)