Information accurate as at 26 March 2020
The Financial Conduct Authority announced yesterday (26 March 2020) temporary relief for listed companies facing the challenges of corporate reporting during the coronavirus crisis.
This temporary relief will permit listed companies which need the extra time to complete their audited financial statements, an additional 2 months in which to publish them.
Currently, under the Transparency Directive, companies have 4 months from their financial year end in which to publish audited financial statements. Under the temporary relief announced today the FCA will, forbear from suspending the listing of companies if they publish financial statements within 6 months of their year-end.
More detailed additional information on the duration, scope and applicability of this temporary relief please see: https://www.fca.org.uk/markets/delaying-annual-company-accounts-coronavirus-qa