Business regulation

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Public scrutiny making football FDs cautious on compliance

FDs in football clubs more focused on management of corporate governance than if they were in a similar sized business outside of the industry

15 Aug 2013

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Changes to partnership taxation - the next chapter

Practices must be up to speed with proposals to deal with LLP taxation: not just for their clients, but for themselves, warns David Webster

15 Aug 2013

Roger Marshall

FRC recruits Deloitte and BDO partners to Accounting Council

The profession’s watchdog has made several appointments to its accounting council including people from Deloitte, BDO and GlaxoSmithKline

26 Jun 2013

FRC draws line between internal and external audit staff

External auditors told to stay away from internal ones in a bid to safeguard against conflicts of interest

20 Jun 2013

Deloitte receives one-year ban on New York consulting work

Deloitte Financial Advisory Services take on voluntary one year ban, $10m fine and reforms to its processes following a Department of Financial Services investigation

19 Jun 2013

Audit committees need to get cracking on Companies Act reform

Companies Act reform welcomed but audit committees must start working on this quickly

14 Jun 2013

EU scraps quarterly reporting for listed companies

Quarterly reporting scrapped among changes to EU the EU's accounting framework

13 Jun 2013

Taking Stock: Don't be concerned

Colin considers the meaning of the FRC's developments on going concern

10 Jun 2013

FRC rethinks controversial going concern proposals

Accounting regulator to change going concern proposals in response to criticism from the profession

07 Jun 2013

FRC makes changes significant changes to audit reports

The finance watchdog has made changes to ISA 700 - in the hope of increasing communication with investors

04 Jun 2013

Material uncertainties over FRC going concern guidance

No-one disputes Lord Sharman’s recommendations on going concern, but the FRC’s interpretation has been met with alarm

14 May 2013

Keep flawed Share for Rights off the shoproom floor

The tax implications of offering employees shares in small business is just one reason why the scheme won't work

18 Apr 2013

EC pushes for more environmental and social disclosure

Companies with more than 500 employees will need to disclose more information about environmental and social impact in annual reports

17 Apr 2013

Consultation launches on integrated reporting framework

A consultation on draft framework to integrate non-financial data into financial statements is launched through 15 events worldwide, six of which are hosted by stock exchanges

16 Apr 2013

EU agrees country-by-country reporting for extractive industries

European companies required to disclose full information on payments of more than €100,000 (£85,000) to governments in resource rich countries

11 Apr 2013

The Debate begins: 'Leaving the EU would damage the UK economy'

Following the great success of our tax avoidance debate, Accountancy Age brings in the heavyweights to discuss the how reliant the UK is on the EU

20 Mar 2013

Auditors' going concern judgment to extend beyond 12 months

Companies' ongoing financial health must be judged over a longer period of time, according to draft proposals put forward by the FRC

31 Jan 2013

Uncertainty looms for UK as Europe moves on Tobin Tax

As 11 member states agree to progress with a financial transaction tax, concerns grow of an unlevel playing field that will create uncertainty and harm EU recovery

23 Jan 2013

EC's insolvency plans not totally harmonious

Plan to create European-wide insolvency rules is heading in the right direction, but many fear that it will undo insolvency professionals' good work

18 Dec 2012

FRC deaf to profession's howls over fine calculations

Regardless of howls of opposition from the profession, the FRC is pushing ahead with changes to the way disciplinary fines are calculated

12 Dec 2012

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Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

Colin: Uber tax, Uber problems

Colin wonders whether Uber's customers could perhaps operate their tipping system in the same manner that the minicab business operates its app

Taking Stock: Multi-marathon men make a move

Loadsa marathons, and loadsa numbercrunchers doing the hard yards...

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