On March 31, 2016, the PRA published a Policy Statement and Supervisory Statement on board responsibilities. The Policy is relevant to all PRA-regulated firms - banks, insurers, designated investment firms, building societies, friendly societies and credit unions. The Supervisory Statement provides PRA guidance on aspects of corporate governance to which the PRA attaches particular importance and to which the PRA may devote particular attention in the course of its supervision. The list, which is not definitive, includes firm strategy, culture, risk appetite and management, board composition, roles of executive and non-executive directors, board time and resources, management information and transparency, succession planning, remuneration, subsidiary boards and board sub-committees. The Supervisory Statement notes that specific accountabilities of individual directors established by the Senior Managers Regime are additional and complementary to the collective responsibility shared by directors as members of the board.

The policy statement is available at: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/pra/Documents/publications/ps/2016/ps1316.pdf.

The supervisory statement is available at: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/pra/Documents/publications/ss/2016/ss516.pdf.