High standards of governance underpin the culture and strategy of the Group.

The Board has a critical role in shaping a positive culture that supports the Group’s strategic objectives and promotes strong performance that is sustainable over the long-term. Governance practices are continually reviewed and developed to ensure ongoing compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements including the UK Corporate Governance Code (Code). 

A copy of the Code can be found on the Financial Reporting Council’s website at

Download the Governance section of the 2020 Annual Report and Accounts