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MEP calls for independent review into IASB

Syed Kamall wants EC to commission review into international accounting standard setter - "similar" to Philippe Maystadt's review of Efrag

31 Mar 2014

Syed Kamall is member of the European Parliament for London

MEPs question how EC will ensure IASB meets funding requirements

MEPs have asked EC to explain how IASB will avoid conflicts of interest and be democratically accountable

21 Mar 2014

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Budget 2014: Tax advisers caught out on corporate properties

Advisers didn't expect more properties to be caught in the corporate wrappers tax regime, but that's exactly what's happened

20 Mar 2014

MEPs urge EC to cancel ICAEW and Mazars IFRS contract

MEPs urge EC to cancel ICAEW and Mazars contract to review effects of IFRS; call for investigation into IASB reporting failings

17 Feb 2014

Treasury criticises Hodge over PAC ‘grandstanding’

Treasury warns PAC rhetoric may discourage foreign investment in the UK

24 Jan 2014

EU legal affairs committee endorses audit reform proposals

EU legal affairs committee votes in favour of audit reforms that will enforce mandatory auditor rotation

22 Jan 2014

Opinion: EU non-audit black list is a grey area

Prohibited tax services are open to interpretation, claims Richard Crump

18 Dec 2013

Last minute deal pushes through EU audit reform

EU rules will impose mandatory audit rotation, restrict non-audit services, cap non-audit fees and enhance supervision

17 Dec 2013

Preliminary agreement reached on EU audit reform

Framework on EU audit reform is now subject to final agreement by member states later this week

17 Dec 2013

Audit trilogue negotiations set to restart

Negotiations on between parliament, the EU Council and European Commission on EU audit reform set to restart

16 Dec 2013

AS2013: Balls questions government lending policies

Shadow chancellor claims net lending to businesses down £100bn compared to May 2010

05 Dec 2013

EU audit reform talks suspended

Audit reform negotiations called off as MEPs fail to agree to compromises put forward by parliament

05 Dec 2013

British MEP confident of deal on EU audit reform

Sajjad Karim optimistic of agreeing common approach to EU audit reforms by end of the year

26 Nov 2013

EU tells IASB and Efrag to toughen up governance regimes

Europe calls for IASB funding arrangements to be reliant on the IASB updating its own governance

08 Oct 2013

Close season endangers swift passage of EU audit reform

Commentary on Juri's recent clearance of its version of rules to revise company audits tends to be "let's try to make the best of things"

30 Apr 2013

Thatcher’s reforms led to today’s economic turmoil, say readers

Economic reforms made by Margaret Thatcher during her tenure as prime minister led to today's economic turmoil, say Accountancy Age readers

18 Apr 2013

Colin: What's Maggie's epitaph?

Colin speculates what The Iron Lady's epitaph might be

10 Apr 2013

MPs question Homer's ability to lead HMRC

MPs in the Home Affairs Committee say they are "astounded" Lin Homer is now chief executive of HMRC following her record at the UK Border Agency

25 Mar 2013

The sobering effect of the ‘small beer budget’ on M&A deals

Alvarez & Marsal's Ian Fleming looks at the business side of the Budget

22 Mar 2013

Budget 2013: After the ‘omnishambles’, the ‘aspiration’

Osborne successfully averts a repeat of his 2012 'omnishambles', but not entirely without controversy

22 Mar 2013

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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