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Corporate Governance codes should avoid becoming a ‘tick- box’ exercise and encourage a longer term view of business performance

9 October 2015

A new report from Mazars, EcoDa and ECGCN highlights some of the issues arising from the diversity of corporate governance codes in the EU states. Launched at the European Commission in Brussels, ‘Corporate governance, compliance and monitoring systems across the EU’ reviews how the ‘comply or explain’ principle is being applied across the EU and the potential for the code to drive further improvements in corporate governance.

Increased coherence and transparency positive outcomes of OECD’s BEPS reforms says Mazars

Welcoming today’s publication by the OECD of its final reports under the BEPS project Tim Davies, UK head of tax at international accountancy firm Mazars, says:

“Today is a landmark day in the history of international taxation. Mazars’ global taxation and tax policy professionals are impressed by the progress that the OECD has made to date. We agree that it’s vital to arrive at a common set of rules that provide companies and investors with certainty and long-term stability, and that unilateral action by counties should be avoided."

Changes could lead to rise in percentage of underfunded retirees: Mazars Financial Planning responds to HM Treasury Consultation

Commenting on key aspects of Mazars Financial Planning’s response to HM Treasury’s consultation on pension tax relief changes, partner David Baker stressed his concern that constant changes to legislation are undermining confidence in pensions as a means of saving for retirement, and that more changes are likely to reduce engagement in pension planning even further.