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). 

For the reporting period ended 31 December 2020, the Group has complied with the requirements of the 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