POSITIVE STEP FORWARD FOR COMPANY SECRETARIES
LATEST NEWS: Recognition of Chartered Company Secretaries as a professional occupation by the UK Office of National Statistics
On the 14th of February 2020 the Office of National Statistics in the UK released the 2020 Standard Occupation Classification classifying jobs in terms of their skill level and skill content. This classification reclassified various occupations as professional occupations and introduced a new classification for Chartered Company Secretaries (2435 Professional/Chartered Company Secretaries). See the Chartered Governance Institute (ICSA) news item: https://mxm.mxmfb.com/rsps/m/SkLDqv0USMe1_-jzV7A-VmcJ145q8byJh_eJyvSM_Sg
Reflecting the ongoing confusion as to what a Company Secretary actually does, this is a very welcome acknowledgement of the professional nature of the role of Company Secretary. Hopefully we will soon see a similar formal recognition here in Ireland.