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Current projects

The Financial Reporting Lab welcomes participation from companies, investors and analysts in its projects.  To express interest in participating in the Lab’s projects or to share thoughts on areas of focus for the Lab, please email the Lab team at or phone us on 020 7492 2419.
The following is an update on the Lab’s current projects (October 2016):

Business model reporting

The project report was published on 27 October 2016.

To read about it click here News from the Lab.

The report can be found here.

If you would like further information on this project, please email

Corporate reporting in a digital world

The Lab published the first report Digital present in 2015. The report covers  investors’ views on digital communication used by companies in their corporate reporting. A full copy of the report can be found here.

The Lab will build on the findings from this report, to inform its next phase of work on the Digital future. It will work with companies and investors to develop ideas for optimising the opportunities digital reporting offers to companies and investors.

In Digital Future: Data we will investigate:

  • How technology trends might drive future change in corporate reporting and provide opportunities for improvements in the access to, and analysis of, corporate reporting data; and

  • How transformation of reporting formats, potentially driven by regulatory change (such as the expected implementation of a European Single Electronic Format for corporate reporting by 2020), might be optimised for investors and companies.

For more details of the project please see our Digital Future: Data page.

If you would like to learn more about the project,  email

Clear & Concise Reporting: case studies

Following on from the Lab's report Towards Clear & Concise Reporting a number of companies have come forward and agreed to take part in case studies. Through these case studies the Lab will look at initiatives aim to, achieve clearer and more concise reporting, and will seek views from the investment community on the changes made.  Some of these case studies will look back at initiatives already completed and published in annual reports and others are intended to focus on enhancements currently being undertaken.

We are exploring additional case studies with companies ranging in size and complexity, from AIM listed to FTSE 100, and covering aspects of reporting across the various sections of the annual report.
The Lab continues to be interested in hearing from companies who are planning to make or have made changes to reporting and may be interested in featuring in further case studies. If you would be interested in taking part please email


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