Codes & Guidelines

State bodies are required to confirm to the relevant Minister that they comply with the State body Code of Practice and related procedures and practices.

Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies

The Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies, published by the Department of Finance (2001) stated that its objective was to provide a corporate governance best practice framework

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The Mullarkey Report

The Mullarkey Report set down rules of good governance for Secretaries General and other accounting officers

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The Higgs Review

The Higgs Review reported on the role and effectiveness of non-executive directors, supporting the substance of the Combined Code while making some further recommendations

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Consultation on Combined Code

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is seeking comments from interested parties on their experience in implementing the Combined Code on Corporate Governance. The main purpose of this review and consultation is to consider whether the Code facilitates entrepreneurial success and the management of risk

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