Politics

Sovereign wealth funds entitled to protection: FRC

Senior regulator said government should not criticise foreign funds which subscribe to code

20 Oct 2010

Houses of Parliament

Spending review 'cannot afford' damage to tax collection

The Treasury's budget is in the "unprotected" category, and advisers are hoping that the Comprehensive Spending Review will not affect the department

20 Oct 2010

Lords to hear top six firms on audit reform

Big Four-only covenants likely to be discussed

18 Oct 2010

Chief predicts slow growth ahead for Grant Thornton

Growth will come from acqusitions, not organically, says Scott Barnes

18 Oct 2010

EU beefs up anti-VAT fraud efforts

"Eurofisc" network of national tax officials will be tasked with detecting and combating new cases of cross-border VAT fraud

15 Oct 2010

Joint audits will increase fraud: Big Four partner

"The biggest fraud that ever took place in the UK, namely BCCI, had joint auditors,” partner says

15 Oct 2010

Accounting watchdog's government funding to disappear

FRC welcomes removal of government funding as a reinforcement of its independence

14 Oct 2010

Widespread relief after measured pensions tax reforms unveiled

Fears of restrictions on pension tax breaks have been dispelled after the government unveils measures today

14 Oct 2010

FRC wants greater power over auditors

FRC wants more power to sanction auditors

13 Oct 2010

"Unrealistic" for Northern Rock auditor to have raised alarm

"It would be a very brave partner which would unilaterally take those actions," academic claims during House of Lords committee

13 Oct 2010

Unprecedented cuts to balance government books, warns ACCA

ACCA chief Helen Brand warns of severe efficiency cuts to balance the public books

12 Oct 2010

PwC clients asked to reveal information on internal accounting judgments

Firms attempts to seize initiative amid attempts to reform audit industry

11 Oct 2010

Alan Johnson named shadow chancellor

Former home secretary appointed shadow chancellor by Labour leader Ed Miliband.

08 Oct 2010

Child benefit cut piles pressure on HMRC

Chancellor’s decision to claw back child benefit from higher-rate tax payers increases complexity for taxman

05 Oct 2010

Investors unhappy with lack of competition in audit market

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

01 Oct 2010

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

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Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

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