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The Cadbury Committee: A History

Laura F. Spira and Judy Slinn


The Committee on the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance, better known as the Cadbury Committee, was set up in May 1991 to address the concerns increasingly voiced at that time about how UK companies dealt with financial reporting and accountability and the wider implications of this. The Committee was sponsored by the London Stock Exchange, the Financial Reporting Council and the accountancy profession. It published its final report and recommendations in December 1992. Central to these was a Code of Best Practice and the requirement for companies to comply with it or to explain to the ... More

Keywords: Corporate governance, Cadbury Committee, Cadbury Code, corporate accountability, regulation, regulatory codes, comply or explain, non-executive directors, corporate boards, auditors, company directors

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199592197
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592197.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura F. Spira, author
Professor of Corporate Governance, Oxford Brookes University

Judy Slinn, author
Business Historian; Formerly Reader in Strategy and Business History, Oxford Brookes University