Business regulation

Ed Balls

ICAEW chief bemoans 'lack of detail' in Ed Balls action plan

Michael Izza disappointed at the lack of book balancing detail in Ed Balls Budget plan

23 Sep 2014

Financial Reporting Council

FRC publishes final guidance on going concern

FRC retains original wording of controversial going concern proposals in updated corporate governance code

17 Sep 2014

Big Four

Firms worried about UK's ‘illogical’ audit interpretation

Competition and Markets Authority's interpretation of EU audit rules could result in 'illogical' outcomes, accounting firms warn

10 Sep 2014

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

Judgement will play a key part in implementing new financial instruments standards, finds Richard Crump

11 Aug 2014

EY senior manager walks into Bovill wealth management team

Neil Walking leaves the EY’s regulatory practice after four years

07 Aug 2014

Tax reliefs for over 55s to be restricted

The government is set to restrict pensions tax relief for the over 55s in a bid to stop the “exploitation” of new tax freedoms.

21 Jul 2014

FRC faces Lords committee grilling over going concern

Watchdog's bosses will answer questions over controversial proposals, as investors blast plans

04 Jul 2014

Investors slam FRC going concern proposals

Plans to water down ongoing viability statements will be “damaging to the public interest”, according to top shareholders

04 Jul 2014

Auto-enrolment staging dates: FAQs for advisers

Employers will soon be approaching you to help them with automatic enrolment. In the first of series of monthly articles, industry liaison managers at The Pensions Regulator Ian Digby and Stephen Rowntree shed light on staging dates

27 Jun 2014

Key pre-pack measures are unworkable

Teresa Graham’s pre-pack recommendations are in the right spirit but are unworkable, insolvency practitioners tell Accountancy Age

25 Jun 2014

IASB forms working group ahead of IFRS loss model launch

Group will focus on requirements for impairment of financial instruments under IFRS 9

24 Jun 2014

FRC proposes joint tribunals for accountants and actuaries

Watchdog says changes will make disciplinary proceedings more efficient

20 Jun 2014

Pre-pack administrations to face voluntary scrutiny

Review into pre-pack administrations supports voluntary scrutiny, but legislation could follow if measures fail to have 'desired impact'

17 Jun 2014

Regulators publish new global revenue accounting standard

Way companies account for revenue overhauled by global and US standard setters, in major step towards creating a converged set of international accounting rules

29 May 2014

Colin: Shhh, be vewy vewy quiet, I'm hunting...

Vince Cable goes hunting for opaque business structures

29 Apr 2014

EU Parliament adopts non-financial reporting rules

Large companies must disclose a host of non-financial information in their annual reports

17 Apr 2014

FRC to launch new consultation on going concern

UK reporting watchdog to develop going concern proposals for further public consultation following investor criticism, Accountancy Age can reveal

26 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Anti-avoidance and public pensions pay for Osborne's plans

Accountancy Age runs through the Treasury's costings behind George Osborne's 2014 Budget

19 Mar 2014

EU endorses non-financial reporting for large companies

Large companies within the EU to report non-financial information in management statement

03 Mar 2014

Advertisement feature: Automatic enrolment - a new business opportunity for accountants

The introduction of automatic enrolment has revolutionised the way workers in the UK will save for retirement. But it's also opened up new opportunities for accountants and other types of corporate service providers.

25 Feb 2014

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The Practitioner: Funding for growth - options galore

The Practitioner is astounded at the choices available for funding the firm

Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

Colin: Swoop to the rescue

Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

Colin: If you look after the pennies, Tesco...

Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

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