Governance and approach.

GENERAL GOVERNANCE

The Directors’ Report on Remuneration has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006 and Schedule 8 of the Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008. It also describes the Group’s compliance with the UK Corporate Governance Code in relation to remuneration. The Company is an active member of the ABI and the Committee, consistent with its approach of operating within the highest standards of corporate governance, takes account of guidelines issued by the ABI and shareholder bodies (such as the NAPF) when setting the remuneration strategy for the Company.