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The Agenda

Issue 5: July 2022

The Agenda

Editor's Note

Tech innovation remains a key theme in our July edition of The Agenda. In the midst of continuing turmoil both in the traditional financial markets and for cryptocurrencies, we take a look at the potential benefits of, and the challenges involved in, the Bank of England's ambition to control its own private blockchain and create a centralised digital currency: the UK Central Bank Digital Currency (or "Britcoin").

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The metaverse – how the step to the next 'digital revolution' may impact corporate transactions

In the six months since Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook was rebranding to 'Meta' and would invest $50 million in its upcoming "metaverse", the term has been a hot topic. Nevertheless, without any solid definition of what the novel technology is, the hype begs the question: what does the "metaverse" mean? Further still, how might the metaverse accommodate the life of a corporate transaction?


UK Central Bank Digital Currency: an overview

The Bank of England continues to adapt to the innovations and needs of society. From paper money (bank notes) to electronic payments, the Bank has been trying to keep pace with a fast changing world and the digitalisation of the economy.


Significant audit and corporate governance reform on the horizon

The Government is pressing ahead with wide-ranging reforms to modernise audit and corporate governance. They are designed to restore trust 'in the wake of big-name company collapses' and were announced by Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng in a bumper 230 page consultation last week.

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