The principles set out in this code apply to all non-executive members on the boards of government departments, non-ministerial departments, executive agencies, non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) and national public corporations. Published: June 2019. This Code replaces the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies issued by the Cabinet Office in 2011. This Code can be found online at https://www.gov.uk/public-bodies-reform
Guidance | Spencer Stuart
Spencer Stuart has identified a series of best practices based on our extensive board advisory and director recruitment work with many of Europe’s leading listed companies; they are equally relevant for boards with a unitary or supervisory structure. Published: 2017.
Study | Iris Bohnet
Guidance | Equality and Human Rights Commission
A guide for companies and executive search firms on improving the diversity of company boards within the frameworks set out by the Equality Act 2010 and the Financial Reporting. Published:
Guidance | Developing Governance Group
This governance health check is a self-assessment tool which has also been devised by the Developing Governance Group as a practical resource to assist committees/boards to work towards adhering to the principles of the Code of Good Governance by the same author. It should help committees/boards of any size to demonstrate their good governance practices to their stakeholders, beneficiaries and funders alike. Published: 29 January 2016.
Study | Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch)
This Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organisations (Phase 1 Report) seeks to increase awareness of the civic role that arts organisations play – and could play – nationally and locally. Published: 2017.
Study | Arts Council England & Julie's Bicycle
Sustaining Great Art and Culture 2017/18 is a report published by Arts Council England and climate change charity Julie’s Bicycle, celebrating the successes of arts and cultural organisations in acting on national and international climate targets. Published: November 2018.
Website | Charity Digital Code
Guidance | NCVO
This five-in-one training pack gives you the tools and information to govern more effectively. Tackle the issues you and your trustees are facing and maximise your organisation’s impact by turning plans into action. Governance, strategy and impact all rolled into one.
Guidance | NCVO