The principal initial and ongoing regulatory considerations for a Main Market company include the requirements of the UK Listing Authority (UKLA) and the London Stock Exchange’s Admission and Disclosure Standards. The main differences between the ongoing obligations for each listing route can be downloaded by clicking here
Further details on the super-equivalent continuing obligations for Premium listed companies can be found by clicking here
The standards below apply to all publicly quoted companies (both the Main Market and AIM).
The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (UK companies only)
The Code is designed principally to ensure that shareholders are treated fairly and have the opportunity to decide on the merits of a takeover and that shareholders of the same class are all treated equally by an offeror. The Code also provides an orderly framework within which takeovers are conducted and - in conjunction with other regulatory regimes - promotes the integrity of the financial markets.
These are applied as directed through the Financial Reporting Council and the International Accounting Standards Board.