Business regulation

Big Ben at the Houses of Parliament in London

Business group calls for reform of CGT relief

Budget should scrap restriction on enrepreneurs relief should be scrapped to boost growth, says Quoted Companies Alliance

18 Jan 2012

Colin FSA

Colin - FSA in the dog house?

Colin's take on the City Watchdog

21 Dec 2011

Lawyers mull Goodwin case over RBS accounting

Government considers whether former RBS chairman Fred Goodwin has a case to answer over RBS' accounting

15 Dec 2011

Empowering small businesses to get financially fit

Alison Ball looks into how accountants can play a valuable role in helping their small business clients get, and stay, financially fit

06 Dec 2011

Regulators to investigate BDO, ICAEW and ICAS members

Discipline board to look into conduct of members, following Healthcare Locums accounting errors

28 Nov 2011

What's the hold up, Barnier?

Barnier's audit reform publication has been delayed, but is it down to eurozone crisis or stakeholder resistance?

24 Nov 2011

Olympus accounting problems spotted in the 1990s

Investment banker claims camera maker's accounting was discussed decades earlier at PaineWebber

15 Nov 2011

November is the cruelest month (for audit)

PwC racks up four embarrassing audit exposures with E&Y and KPMG hot on their heels

11 Nov 2011

Stand and deliver

Utilities commonly charge insolvent businesses ‘ransom payments', but it pays to check your options before surrendering to their demands, writes Donald Maclean

09 Nov 2011

Risk report chairman talks big on disclosure

Risk reporting expert Bill Knight mocks RBS for poor disclosure, but where was he in 2008?

07 Nov 2011

Convergence timetable quietly put to bed

IFRS convergence this year seems so unlikely that experts have stopped pretending it will happen

07 Nov 2011

Sharman: Going concern too black and white

Going concern qualifications are too drastic and directors should be encouraged to disclose risks earlier, the Sharman Inquiry concludes

03 Nov 2011

Joint audit – duplication or two pairs of eyes?

If joint audit offers two pairs of eyes, isn't that the same thing as duplicated work?

31 Oct 2011

BIS gets busy on audit reform

BIS's leaked anti-audit reform email – embarrassing but revealing

27 Oct 2011

Institutes exercised over EU accounting

European Commission accounting reform proposals provoke institute debate

26 Oct 2011

EC accounting directives target SMEs and transparency

Proposed accounting changes would simplify SME reporting and improve corporate responsibility, the European Commission claims

26 Oct 2011

Barnier and Competition Commission play good cop, bad cop

The Competition Commission investigation looks less scary next to Brussels' proposed audit reform

25 Oct 2011

Accounting watchdog to remove 'silos'

FRC proposes doing away with its seven-board structure to streamline the organisation

17 Oct 2011

Is cash accounting a big BIS ruse?

BIS has championed cash accounting for micro-entities, yet the change would be impossible under current EU law

13 Oct 2011

Administrators claim another £2bn for Lehmans creditors

Administrators from PwC cite progress in handling Lehman Brothers International Europe

13 Oct 2011

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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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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Taking Stock: Assassin’s creed – accountancy style

Accountants are tailor made to be portrayed as trained killers. Who knew?

Colin: Two things in life were guaranteed...

... but now no more, Colin notes

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

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

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