Business regulation

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Accounting watchdog to remove 'silos'

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

17 Oct 2011

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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

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Administrators claim another £2bn for Lehmans creditors

Administrators from PwC cite progress in handling Lehman Brothers International Europe

13 Oct 2011

Audit split could be stalemate for Big Four

Splitting audit and non-audit service provision could hog-tie both sides

07 Oct 2011

BIS: SME audit exemption could save £600m

BIS has called for more SME audit exemptions, claiming this would save £600m a year

06 Oct 2011

SMEs must be government's priority, says Izza

Head of ICAEW calls for ministers to help businesses grow and export

06 Oct 2011

FRC reform keeps us guessing

FRC reform remains a mystery as stakeholders await consultation

04 Oct 2011

Is the IASB tired of convergence?

IASB vice-chairman Ian Mackintosh seems tired of pushing the convergence agenda

30 Sep 2011

Innovation key to kickstarting economy

Building innovation in the UK is key to kickstarting the economy - but will require sharp changes in incentives and learning, warns Danny Wootton

30 Sep 2011

Brainspark nears 2010 accounts filing

AIM-listed investment business lines up 2010 accounts after delay

30 Sep 2011

Narrative risk reporting 'widely improved'

Narrative reporting has improved leading to better risk disclosure, according to the FRRP

28 Sep 2011

Quarterly reports could disappear under EU plans

Draft EU transparency directive does away with quarterly financial reporting, calls for greater disclosure on controlling stakes in companies

27 Sep 2011

EU outlines simpler SME accounting

A draft EU directive calls for simpler SME financial reporting, no mandatory IFRS for small companies and a higher threshold for statutory audit

26 Sep 2011

Audit rotation and the consultation conundrum

US and European regulators are considering mandatory firm rotation, but what is the value of consultation?

23 Sep 2011

Financial reports 'must tell story'

Financial report preparers should focus on telling their business story and not see the job as a regulatory burden

22 Sep 2011

Local public audit's silent custodian

The National Audit Office is central in the future of local public audit, but its role is hard to grasp

21 Sep 2011

Simpler financial reporting 'step in right direction'

BIS's attempt to simplify financial reporting meets with guarded approval

21 Sep 2011

FDs and the future of finance

FDs talk shop at a Badenoch & Clark roundtable on the future of finance and professionals' role

15 Sep 2011

Integrated reporting 'short, sharp and meaningful'

Integrated reporting enthusiasts today issued a paper championing concise, relevant company reports to meet 21st Century needs

09 Sep 2011

Deloitte: 78% of company interim management statements miss mark

More than three-quarters of interim management statements lack crucial content, according to Deloitte

09 Sep 2011

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Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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Briefings

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.