Business regulation

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FRC consults on improving financial reporting

Disclosures that do not meet the objective of financial reporting should be excluded from the financial report, FRC says

16 Oct 2012

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Insolvency relationships with asset lenders too ‘cosy’

Former ICAEW chief Eric Anstee calls for a crackdown on the ‘cosy’ relationship between insolvency practitioners and asset-based lenders

15 Oct 2012

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Pensions regulator softens line on contributions

The Pensions Regulator has softened its approach to companies that cut back on contributions

11 Oct 2012

FRC practices what it preaches

FRC avoids charge of “do as I say, not as I do”, by changing its auditor

05 Oct 2012

FRC undershoots annual budget by £1.1m

UK reporting watchdog cuts overall expenditure despite larger-than-expected costs associated with structural reform

03 Oct 2012

Funding options: The name's 'bond'

Bonds are becoming an increasingly attractive and viable option for smaller businesses to use for funding

07 Sep 2012

Devolving Scottish tax likely to be "expensive and complicated"

ICAEW warns that there would be many issues to resolve to create a separate Scottish tax system

16 Jul 2012

FSA cites tax and accounting in Barclays concern

Lord Adair Turner wrote to Barclays chairman Marcus Agius about general concerns over the bank's approach to regulation, citing tax and accounting examples

10 Jul 2012

Colin: No joke for Barclays

Banks can't see the funny side

29 Jun 2012

BIS strengthens reporting framework for directors’ pay

Draft regulations proposes splitting directors' remuneration into two separate parts

29 Jun 2012

Regulators “up the ante” on internal audit in banks

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision publish rules that will force banks to listen to their internal auditors

29 Jun 2012

Where NatWest / RBS may have gone wrong – by a former RBS IT manager

A former senior IT manager at RBS lifts the lid on some lax internal processes and ill-considered outsourcing that may have helped bring RBS IT systems to their knees

27 Jun 2012

HMRC issues auto-enrolment salary sacrifice guidance

HMRC has issued guidance confirming salary sacrifice pension schemes will be able to meet automatic enrolment requirements

22 Jun 2012

CBI: Green reports could duplicate workload

Businesses and accountants could see workload duplicated, and may be unprepared for assurance on reports

21 Jun 2012

What's in a name: The value of a brand

Stuart Whitwell explains that accountants should ignore brand valuation at their peril

20 Jun 2012

Coalition confirms introduction of mandatory carbon reporting

Nick Clegg confirms companies listed on the London Stock Exchange will be required to report on their carbon emissions from next year

20 Jun 2012

RSM Tenon shifts listing to speed up deal-making

RSM Tenon heads for less red tape to undertake transactions without shareholder apporval

15 Jun 2012

NAPF bemoans ‘unnecessary’ reporting disclosures

Changes to financial reporting standards could impose “unjustified level of disclosure” on schemes, warns National Association of Pension Funds

08 Jun 2012

Barnier says Solvency II delay for UK pension schemes

European Commissioner Michel Barnier has announced a delay to the timetable to apply Solvency II rules to UK pension schemes, but “insisted” they will be included

07 Jun 2012

Accountancy should follow lawyers on social mobility

Accountancy is commended for efforts to improve social mobility, but the legal profession is cited as leading the way

30 May 2012

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