Following a massive backlash officials have decided to relax the most significant shakeup of rules within boardrooms in many decades.

Officials might soften one of the largest changes to boardroom regulations in many decades.

The Government announced plans this year to improve auditing and corporate governance standards following high-profile crises like Thomas Cook and Carillion.

The Financial Times reports that some controversial laws will be scrapped after huge backlash. These laws make it harder to get work in the UK. 

Crackdown: The Government had planned to reform audit and corporate governance standards after high-profile collapses such as Thomas Cook, Carillion and BHS


The reforms that require company directors take more responsibility for their own accounts are being considered to be less effective.

This will deal a blow to auditing firms – under intense scrutiny for greenlighting accounts for firms that have later suddenly collapsed – who say the companies should take more responsibility for their accounts.

 Other rowbacks are thought to include bringing fewer firms under the eye of a regulator.

According to the Department for Business, “Our consultation outlined a broad range of suggestions for restoring public trust in big business’ management and scrutiny. 

The consultation will be answered in good time. No decisions have been made. Kwasi Kwarteng, Business Secretary will make the final decision.