Governance

City of London

FTSE 350 non-audit fees falls by a quarter

Fees paid to the auditors of FTSE 350 companies for non-audit services falls by 24%

13 Dec 2013

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FRC to simplify small company accounting

FRC consulting on proposals to amend the Financial Reporting Standard for Smaller Entities

10 Dec 2013

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Berkeley Group hires KPMG for audit role

Housebuilder breaks audit tie with PwC after 24 years, recruiting KPMG for the role

09 Dec 2013

Deloitte replaces PwC as Marks & Spencer's auditor

Marks & Spencer changes auditor for first time since 1926

06 Dec 2013

Standard setters “out of synch” over auditor reporting rules

ICAEW warns against fragmentation of global auditor reporting

27 Nov 2013

BT criticised over its accounting for network costs

Network rivals hit out at BT over its allocation of costs

27 Nov 2013

EU banks' financial statements lack comparability

Review of the accounts of 39 major European banks finds variance in the quality of disclosures

22 Nov 2013

More than half of accountants think Bribery Act has failed

Bribery Act has failed to increase confidence in SMEs says 51% of ACCA accountants

21 Nov 2013

Annual reports obfuscate performance, say readers

In a poll, Accountancy Age readers agree companies' annual reports obfuscate performance by including too many disclosures

12 Nov 2013

PwC called in to investigate RSA's Irish division

Firm recruited to get to the bottom of issues discovered at RSA's Irish claims and finance functions

11 Nov 2013

FRC updates going concern definition

FRC clarifies the assessement of going concern for stewardship and accounting purposes

07 Nov 2013

Annual reports serving too many masters

Annual reports have become filled with "obfuscation" and a "lack of insight" investor claims

01 Nov 2013

Welsh to receive greater tax powers – Cameron

Cardiff to be granted more power over raising its revenue

01 Nov 2013

Investors call for bespoke audit committee reports

FRC finds investors want audit committee reporting to be bespoke and company specific

25 Oct 2013

Value of the Competition Commission has been in its very existence

Competition Commission's failure to address sufficiency of suppliers in the market is a matter for regret

23 Oct 2013

Tesco FD on receiving end of shareholder criticism

Tesco management under fire as shock central Europe profit slump questioned

15 Oct 2013

Analysis: Female board quotas shunned by finance professionals

The latest Financial Director/Accountancy Age online Debate saw the audience vote in favour of Melanie Richards' opposition to Frances O'Grady's proposal for female board quotas

10 Oct 2013

New reporting burdens will fall on audit committees

The blunt use of disclosure as a government policy tool could be punsihing the many for the sins of a few

04 Oct 2013

Taking Stock: ICAEW proves VERY selective in FD hunt

'If you ain't ICAEW, you ain't getting in,' says ICAEW

04 Oct 2013

FRC proposes tougher measures on exec pay in governance code

FRC consults on possible amendments to the UK corporate governance code on executive remuneration

03 Oct 2013

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

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

AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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