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Our framework, code and rules

Our framework, code and rules

Compliance with the UK Corporate Governance Code

As Barclays PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange, we apply the main principles of the UK Corporate Governance Code. 

For the year ended 31 December 2018, Barclays PLC complied in full with the provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code 2016.

A revised version of UK Corporate Governance Code was published in 2018, and came into effect for our financial year beginning on 1 January 2019 (The New Code). The New Code, together with The Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018 (The Regulations) which was also published in 2018 and came into effect for our financial year beginning on 1 January 2019, mark a major landmark in the UK government’s suite of corporate governance reforms which aim to build trust in business. Barclays PLC will report against the requirements of The New Code and The Regulations in its Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2019.

Compliance with Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules

By virtue of the information included in the Governance section of our 2018 Annual Report we comply with the corporate governance statement requirements of the FCA’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

Certain additional information that is required to be disclosed pursuant to DTR7.2.6 can be found on pages 89 to 92 in the Annual Report.

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

Barclays has American Depository Receipts listed on the NYSE, and is also subject to the NYSE's corporate governance rules.

NYSE’s corporate governance rules permit Barclays PLC to follow UK corporate governance practices instead of those applied in the US, provided that any significant variations are explained. This explanation is contained in Barclays’ 20-F filing, which can be accessed from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) EDGAR database or on our website.

Compliance with the Capital Requirements Directive – Governance

Section 4.3A.11R of the Prudential Regulation Authority’s manual, Senior Management Arrangements, Systems and Controls (“SYSC”), requires us to explain on our website how we comply with the requirements of SYSC 4.3A.1R to SYSC 4.3A.3R and SYSC 4.3A.4R to SYSC 4.3A.11R (governance arrangements).

Our explanation of how we meet these requirements is set out in our Corporate Governance at Barclays Statement of Compliance with the Capital Requirements Directive. Details of the Matters Reserved to the Board, Board Committees’ terms of reference and our Board Diversity Policy can be found on our website. Further relevant details may also be found in our 2018 Annual Report and Accounts and in our Directors’ biographies, all of which may be found on our website.

Related downloads

Statement of Compliance with Capital Requirements Directive (CRD IV) (PDF - 241KB)
Board Diversity Policy (PDF - 53KB)
Barclays PLC Articles of Association (PDF - 824KB)
2018 - Barclays PLC Form 20-F (PDF 6573KB)