On 19 November 2010 the European Confederation of Directors' Associations published corporate governance guidance and principles for unlisted companies in the UK. The guidance adapts, for the UK, ecoDa's guidance and principles for unlisted companies in Europe. The guidance is substantially similar to the original European guidance. Amendments, made by the IoD, to the original guidance include the addition of descriptions and examples of UK company law and practice, and the removal of general descriptions of European law and practice. (For general background on developments in corporate governance.