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FTSE 350 pension scheme accounting deficits increase by £25bn

Estimated aggregate IAS19 deficit for the defined benefit schemes of FTSE 350 companies stood at £97bn at 31 December 2013

08 Jan 2014

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HP says accounting a 'ridiculous' excuse for Autonomy writedown

HP hits back at former Autonomy directors' claim that an accounting misunderstanding is the real reason HP had to make multi-billion dollar writedown on acquisition

08 Jan 2014

Roger Marshall

FRC to update FRS 101

FRC proposes to simplify, in the reduced disclosure framework, the new disclosure requirements of IAS 36

18 Dec 2013

Why the numbers add up for direct cash flow statements

Detractors must recognise that disclosure will bring benefits, not just for investors and analysts, but for businesses too

17 Dec 2013

FRC to simplify small company accounting

FRC consulting on proposals to amend the Financial Reporting Standard for Smaller Entities

10 Dec 2013

BT criticised over its accounting for network costs

Network rivals hit out at BT over its allocation of costs

27 Nov 2013

IASB publishes narrow-scope amendments to IAS 19

IASB makes narrow scope amendments apply to contributions from employees or third parties to defined benefit plans

22 Nov 2013

IASB overhauls hedge accounting

IASB adopts principles-based approach to hedge accounting which better reflects companies' risk management strategies

20 Nov 2013

ICAEW questions FRC commitment to international auditing standards

ICAEW suggests FRC policy on auditing standards could damage its global standing

19 Nov 2013

FRC proposes amendments to hedge accounting

FRC consults on changes to hedge accounting rules

18 Nov 2013

Pensions accounting in need of an overhaul, say readers

Pensions accounting is in need of substantial change according to Accountancy Age readers

04 Nov 2013

Colin: Don't play fast and loose with accounts

Colin wonders whether the FIA's accounts would pass their MOT

23 Oct 2013

Battle over 'prudence' isolates the IASB

The view of the many isn't necessarily right, but the IASB appears to be alone in defending its stance on prudence

17 Oct 2013

IFRS Foundation chair warns EU against amending IFRS

Changing IFRS for European purposes could lead to incompatible standards, warns Michael Prada

17 Oct 2013

Firms expected to review pensions accounting following WHSmith ruling

FRC investigation into WHSmith accounts could see advisers and clients review pension liabilities on financial statements

11 Oct 2013

IASB rate-regulation rules unfair to the UK, says FRC

FRC suggests interim standard for rate-regulated entities "disadvantageous" to countries that already use IFRS

11 Oct 2013

Izza urges end to arguments over legality of IFRS

Time to focus on resolving the many outstanding issues in financial reporting, says ICAEW chief executive

10 Oct 2013

EU tells IASB and Efrag to toughen up governance regimes

Europe calls for IASB funding arrangements to be reliant on the IASB updating its own governance

08 Oct 2013

Analysis: On balance sheet lease accounting looms large

The days of off balance sheet accounting for leases appear likely to end, despite concerns about more reporting complexity

04 Oct 2013

Insurance rules will create accounting mismatches, FRC warns

The FRC warns of flaws in proposed changes to the way insurance contracts are accounted for under IFRS

13 Sep 2013

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

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Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

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