We have devised and launched an industry-wide Productivity Action Plan to boost the UK economy through long-term investment, helping to reverse the UK’s Productivity problem.
The Action Plan has been welcomed by Government and was referenced by the Chancellor in the 2016 Budget. It aims to catalyse the provision of long-term finance and enhance investor stewardship.
Following a comprehensive review led by an industry Steering Committee made up of CEO’s and senior asset managers of some of the largest investors in the UK, the Action Plan was launched. The Committee developed a framework for considering the barriers to long-term investment and how the industry can play a vital role in helping businesses to drive sustainable returns. This formed the basis and conclusions of the Action Plan, and five principal objectives are:
One year update:
Guidance and Position Papers:
Long Term Reporting Guidance
Disclosure and Governance Guidance for Housing Associations seeking capital on the public markets
Position Paper encouraging the development of a UK municipal bond market
Position Paper calling on companies to stop quarterly reporting and issuing short-term earnings guidance
Stewardship Reporting Framework
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