Politics

Investors unhappy with lack of competition in audit market

ABI "genuinely" concerned auditors may be 'too big to fail'

01 Oct 2010

Financial Reporting Council

FRC highlights four "significant synergies" if handed UKLA

FRC chief said it is important "all parts learn to work closer together"

01 Oct 2010

EC hits UK with tax repayment ultimatum

European Commission warns that the UK may face a referral to the European Court of Justice if the six-year limit for the reimbursement of taxes which are levied in breach of EU law is not extended

30 Sep 2010

EU chief urges US to buy into IFRS

Commissioner says US cannot afford to 'diverge' from IFRS path

30 Sep 2010

GT seeks limit on Big Four market share

Grant Thornton calls on regulator to intervene in audit market

29 Sep 2010

Miliband turns on the banks

Banks in the firing line for new Labour leader

29 Sep 2010

Ed Miliband aims to tax banks

New Labour leader lines up bank tax

27 Sep 2010

Audit market is "fiercely competitive" Deloitte argue

Big Four firm submission defends status quo

24 Sep 2010

Doubts emerge over Lib Dem tax policy

Oh, Danny boy...Will hmrc be able to meet the government’s target of finding an extra £7bn of revenues or is it unrealistic?

23 Sep 2010

Government considering further taxes on banks, says Cable

Vince Cable tells Lib-Dems that banks could be hit with more taxes if they don’t change their culture of excess

22 Sep 2010

BBC opens the doors to NAO

Broadcaster gives in and allows National Audit Office to choose its own work

22 Sep 2010

Clegg fires second bonus tax warning at bankers

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg threatens another tax on bonuses if bankers return to awarding excessive payouts

21 Sep 2010

FRC chief lends support to proposed UKLA move

Proposed relocation of UK Listing Authority welcomed by FRC chairman

17 Sep 2010

FRC delivers verdict on audit firms

AIU reports released

14 Sep 2010

Regulatory shakeup will hurt London's competitiveness

LSE worries about FRC lobbying efforts at European level

13 Sep 2010

Dave Hartnett makes PAYE apology

HM Revenue & Customs top civil servant apologises for PAYE blunders after initial refusal to say sorry

13 Sep 2010

News round-up 9 September 2010

The big stories on accountancyage.com from the last two weeks

09 Sep 2010

HMRC may have missed time limit on tax bills

Taxman may have to write off some claims for underpaid tax

07 Sep 2010

Pay slips could disappear under HMRC PAYE reforms

HMRC investigating how to reform PAYE system after millions underpaid their tax

07 Sep 2010

Audit Commission names Gareth Davies in crucial MD role

Davies to lead the commission's audit practice, in what could be a vital role in influencing its future in an open local government audit market

06 Sep 2010

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Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Post-awards emotion

For some, the British Accountancy Awards can be emotionally demanding

Colin: Pre-award jitters

Colin's excited about tonight's British Accountancy Awards

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

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