Our approach to corporate governance

Above all other objectives, the Board is there to ensure that the Group provides long term and sustainable growth for its shareholders.

Good corporate governance assists in the promotion of this growth by ensuring that there is effective authority and accountability throughout the organisation.

The basis that the Group uses for this is the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code issued by the Financial Reporting Council which sets out best practice of how a company should be run.

The Directors believe that the Group has complied throughout the period with the code provisions set out in the 2018 Code, except where highlighted in the Group’s Annual Report, and our full Corporate Governance Report is available in the Annual Report.

Printed copies of the UK Corporate Governance Code can be obtained free of charge from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC Publications) by emailing customer.services@lexisnexis.co.uk, by telephoning 0330 161 1234.

Committees, Policies & Articles of Incorporation can be downloaded below: