The Public Register is the world’s first register tracking shareholder dissent at listed companies. The Register details companies in the UK FTSE All Share that have received significant opposition by shareholders to a resolution (written statements by a company’s board of directors detailing a binding corporate action), or any resolution withdrawn before a shareholder vote. 

In doing so, it helps to identify which companies are acknowledging shareholder dissent and how they are addressing their shareholders’ concerns.

We included the idea of setting up a Public Register of shareholder votes in our response to the Government’s Green Paper on Corporate Governance Reform in 2017. In its final response in August 2017, the Government asked the IA to develop and maintain the Register, which includes:

  • key details about the resolution (title, meeting date etc)
  • results of the shareholder vote (percentage of votes cast for and against, number of votes withheld, and percentage of the issued share capital voted)
  • a link to the AGM/GM results, including any statement made by the Board in response to the significant vote against at the time of the meeting – as required under provision E.2.2. of the UK Corporate Governance Code
  • a link to any further announcements by the company in response to the dissent, including shareholder views and what the company has done or plans to do.

The new UK Corporate Governance Code requires an update statement within six months of the shareholder meeting. To help companies, we’ve produced guidance setting out what investors would like to see from these update statements. You can find this guidance here.

You can find more details about the approach on the methodology page. For any further questions or to submit an update statement to the Public Register email [email protected]. For media enquiries email [email protected]

Last Updated: 26 March 2021

Remuneration policy
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
CINEWORLD GROUP PLC 25/01/2021 GM Resolution 1: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 69.25% 30.75% 0.02% 67.01% Yes
No
FUTURE PLC 10/02/2021 AGM Resolution 3: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 64.23% 35.67% 5.18% 84.18% Yes
No
Remuneration report
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
AVON RUBBER PLC 29/01/2021 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 76.30 23.70 8.07 Yes
No
CARR'S GROUP PLC 12/01/2021 AGM Resolution 13: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 54.53 45.47 0.00 Yes
No
DIPLOMA PLC 20/01/2021 AGM Resolution 11: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 54.33% 45.67% 1.22% Yes
No
FUTURE PLC 10/02/2021 AGM Resolution 4: To approve the Director's Remuneration Report 72.53% 27.47% 5.18% 84.18% Yes
No
HOLLYWOOD BOWL GROUP PLC 29/01/2021 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 52.30 47.70 2.89 81.17 Yes
No
IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC 03/02/2021 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Remuneration Report 59.73 40.72 0.91 Yes
No
WH SMITH PLC 20/01/2021 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 67.43% 32.57% 9.23% 74.83% Yes
No
Share scheme approval
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
CINEWORLD GROUP PLC 25/01/2021 GM Resolution 2: To approve the Long-Term Incentive Plan 70.15% 29.85% 0.02% 66.81% Yes
No
FUTURE PLC 10/02/2021 AGM Resolution 18: To approve the Value Creation Plan 64.32% 35.68% 5.20% 84.16% Yes
No
Director re-election
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
BRITVIC PLC 28/01/2021 AGM Resolution 12: To re-elect William Eccleshare as a Director 73.17% 26.83% 0.02% No
No
BRITVIC PLC 28/01/2021 AGM Resolution 13: To re-elect Ian McHoul as a Director 79.68% 20.32% 0.01% No
No
COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES PLC 05/02/2021 AGM To re-elect Douglas Hurt as a Director 77.84 22.16 9.29 85.75 Yes
No
INTEGRAFIN HOLDINGS PLC 08/03/2021 AGM Resolution 6: To re-elect Neil Holden as a Director 66.79% 33.21% 2.52% Yes
No
INTEGRAFIN HOLDINGS PLC 08/03/2021 AGM Resolution 7: To re-elect Michael Howard as a Director 50.20% 49.80% 4.26% Yes
No
INTEGRAFIN HOLDINGS PLC 08/03/2021 AGM Resolution 2: To re-elect Richard Cranfield as a Director 61.85% 38.15% 5.94% Yes
No
MITCHELLS & BUTLERS PLC 24/03/2021 AGM Resolution 7: To re-elect Eddie Irwin as a Director 71.92% 28.08% 2.42% 84.52% No
No
MITCHELLS & BUTLERS PLC 24/03/2021 AGM Resolution 8: To re-elect Bob Ivell as a Director 75.24% 24.76% 0.02% 86.6% No
No
MITCHELLS & BUTLERS PLC 24/03/2021 AGM Resolution 10: To re-elect Josh Levy as a Director 76.66% 23.34% 2.42% 84.52% No
No
MITCHELLS & BUTLERS PLC 24/03/2021 AGM Resolution 13: To re-elect Ron Robson as a Director 74.15% 25.85% 2.42% 84.52% No
No
TUI AG 25/03/2021 AGM Resolution 8.4: To re-elect Alexey Mordashov as a member of the Supervisory Board
75.61% 24.39% 0.67% 49.32% No
No
Independent shareholder vote on independent directors
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
TUI AG 25/03/2021 AGM Resolution 8.2 To re-elect Edgar Ernst as a member of the Supervisory Board
78.69% 21.31% 3.21% 19.03% No
No
Authority to allot shares
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
SSP GROUP 25/03/2021 AGM Resolution 15: To approve an authority to allot shares
78.23% 21.77% 0.78% 77.22% Yes
No
TOPPS TILES PLC 20/01/2021 AGM Resolution 10:To approve an authority to allot shares 74.25% 25.75% 0.01% Yes
No
Disapplication of pre-emption rights
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
RDI REIT PLC 28/01/2021 AGM Resolution 12: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights up to 5% of the issued share capital 78.82% 21.18% 0.35% Yes
No
RDI REIT PLC 28/01/2021 AGM Resolution 13: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights on a further 5% of the issued share capital 78.87% 21.13% 0.35% Yes
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 25/02/2021 AGM Resolution 15: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights up to 5% of the issued share capital 72.03 27.97 0.02 90.26 Yes
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 25/02/2021 AGM Resolution 16: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights on a further 5% of the issued share capital 70.94 29.06 0.02 90.26 Yes
No
TOPPS TILES PLC 20/01/2021 AGM Resolution 11: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights up to 5% of the issued share capital 74.35% 25.65% 0.01% Yes
No
TOPPS TILES PLC 20/01/2021 AGM Resolution 12: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights for an additional 5% of the issued share capital 74.34% 25.66% 0.01% Yes
No
Own share purchase
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
TOPPS TILES PLC 20/01/2021 AGM Resolution 13: To approve an authority to purchase the Company's own shares 74.36% 25.64% 0.00% Yes
No
Other resolutions
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
BH GLOBAL LTD 25/03/2021 GM Resolution 1: To approve the amendment to the Management Agreement and Tender Offer
65.56% 33.87% 0.57% Yes
No
ICG-LONGBOW SENIOR SECURED UK PROPERTY DEBT INVESTMENTS LTD 14/01/2021 GM Resolution 1: To approve the new investment objective and investment policy 76.20% 23.80% 0.02% Yes
No
Withdrawn resolution
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
STANDARD LIFE PRIVATE EQUITY TRUST PLC 23/03/2021 AGM Resolution 4: To re-elect Jonathon Bond as Director
Yes
No