Informa’s Board is accountable to the Group’s Shareholders for its standards of governance and is committed to the principles of corporate governance contained in the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) Corporate Governance Code.
The Board is pleased to report that during 2018, Informa continued to apply the main Principles and complied with all relevant Provisions of the 2016 UK Corporate Governance Code (the 2016 Code). The Corporate Governance Report, and the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Directors’ Remuneration Reports which follow, explain how Informa applied the principles of good governance set out in the 2016 Code.
The Board has noted the changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code as set out in the 2018 edition (the 2018 Code) which is applicable for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019. The Company will report on its compliance with the 2018 Code in the 2019 Annual Report and Accounts.
Both the 2016 Code and the 2018 Code can be found on the FRC’s website at http://www.frc.org.uk.
The Audit Committee has been provided with suitable supporting material to review the Annual Report and, in accordance with the 2016 Code, has provided assurances for the Board to confirm that the Annual Report, taken as a whole, is fair, balanced and understandable. The Board also confirms that the Annual Report contains sufficient information for Shareholders to assess the Company’s performance, business model and strategy.