About the FRC Research at the FRC

Research at the FRC


 

Research enables us to: understand our impact; improve our operational effectiveness and efficiency; and develop future strategy. Our research programme complements and informs the FRC’s regular and extensive consultations on proposed changes to codes & standards, implementation plans, and the work of the expert Committees that advise the FRC Board.

The FRC regularly commissions external research from universities, research institutes, and research consultants. Invitations to Tender notices for these research projects are published on the UK Government Contracts Finder website. A list of published research is presented below.

Published FRC Research

 

Project title

Date

Research Contractor (s)

Press notice

Published report PDF

Modern Slavery Reporting Practises in the UK 25-04-2022 Lancaster University Available here Available here
The Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies  23-02-2022  University of Essex  Available here Available here
Audit Committee Chairs’ views on, and approach to, audit quality  26-01-2022  YouGov  Available here Available here

Climate Scenario Analysis: Current Practice and Disclosure Trends

28-10-2021

The University of Manchester, Alliance Manchester Business School

Available here

Available here

Board Diversity and Effectiveness in FTSE 350 Companies

20-07-2021

London Business School Leadership Institute and SQW

Available here

Available here

Workforce Engagement and the UK Corporate Governance Code: A Review of Company Reporting and Practice

24-05-2021

Involvement & Participation Association and Royal Holloway, University of London

Available here

Available here

Changes in Remuneration Reporting Following the UK Corporate Governance Code 2018

12-05-2021

University of Portsmouth

Available here

Available here

Audit Committee Chair’s views on, and approach to, audit quality

02-12-2020

YouGov

Available here

Available here

Supporting the progression of LGBTQI+ people to senior leadership positions through inclusive company policies

18-11-2020

The Good Side

Available here

Available here

Understanding research findings and evidence on corporate reporting: An independent literature review (part of the FRC’s Future of Corporate Reporting project)

08-10-2020

Exeter University and Bristol University

Available here

Available here

FRC/Cranfield research on ethnic diversity reporting (published as Chapter 3 of The Parker Review 2020 ‘Ethnic Diversity Enriching Business Leadership’

08-10-2020

Exeter University and Bristol University

Available here

Available here

Understanding citizens’ views on the regulation of corporate reporting, corporate governance and audit

02-10-2019

Britain Thinks

Available here

Available here

The Female FTSE Board Report 2019

11-07-2019

Cranfield University

Available here

Available here

FRC Stakeholder Research Report 2018

16-04-2019

ComRes

Available here

Available here

Board Diversity Reporting

17-09-2018

Exeter University

Available here

Available here

Stakeholder Research Report 2017

08-01-2018

ComRes

Available here

Available here

Enhancing Confidence in the Value of Audit

2016

YouGov

 

Available here

Improving Confidence in the Value of Audit

2014

YouGov

 

Available here