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Newsham excluded from ICAEW after Worthington Nicholls hearing

Paul Newsham excluded from ICAEW membership following tribunal into his work on the audits of Worthington Nicholls

16 Sep 2014

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Date set for Deloitte MG Rover appeal

Five day hearing outlined for Deloitte appeal against fines for its MG Rover work

10 Sep 2014

Big Four

Firms worried about UK's ‘illogical’ audit interpretation

Competition and Markets Authority's interpretation of EU audit rules could result in 'illogical' outcomes, accounting firms warn

10 Sep 2014

Taking Stock: No humble pie after anti-PwC newspaper ad

PwC US and PwC Gibraltar namechecked in what TS can only describe as a 'cryptic' newspaper advert

10 Sep 2014

Kahn ‘steps down' from ICAEW's special industry group

Neville Kahn, of whom Vince Cable called on the ICAEW to investigate, quits the institute's special interest insolvency group

02 Sep 2014

Voluntary pre-pack reforms ‘unworkable’, say AA readers

Poll of Accountancy Age readers finds opposition to Teresa Graham's pre-pack reforms

29 Aug 2014

Cable calls for ICAEW probe into Comet administrators

Business secretary Vince Cable refers senior Deloitte IPs for potential disciplinary action, over Comet administration concerns

25 Jul 2014

Top 40 Networks 2014: Brand awareness

A big push on international referrals, branding issues and network swapping are a all a big part of practice life in 2014, writes Jane Howard

07 Jul 2014

Key pre-pack measures are unworkable

Teresa Graham’s pre-pack recommendations are in the right spirit but are unworkable, insolvency practitioners tell Accountancy Age

25 Jun 2014

IASB forms working group ahead of IFRS loss model launch

Group will focus on requirements for impairment of financial instruments under IFRS 9

24 Jun 2014

FRC proposes joint tribunals for accountants and actuaries

Watchdog says changes will make disciplinary proceedings more efficient

20 Jun 2014

Pre-pack administrations to face voluntary scrutiny

Review into pre-pack administrations supports voluntary scrutiny, but legislation could follow if measures fail to have 'desired impact'

17 Jun 2014

ICAEW gains final approval to run probate and ABSs

Lord Chancellor signs off on ICAEW's bid to offer licensing for probate licensing and alternative business structure

07 Mar 2014

PwC picks up dual ABS licence for legal and Middle East arms

PwC legal arm awarded dual alternative business structure (ABS) licences by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority

03 Feb 2014

Don’t look back in anger

Accountancy Age asks eight UK managing partners what lessons they’ve learned in the last 12 months and what they expect for the year ahead

19 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

FRC to review standard of bank audits

Improvements to the quality of auditing of banks and building societies have been insufficient, FRC says

13 Dec 2013

ICAEW gains probate and ABS powers

ICAEW to regulate probate service provision among members, and to license alternative business structures (ABSs)

12 Dec 2013

Opinion: Adding value to clients requires wholesale change

The Accountancy Age/Twinfield senior practitioner roundtable revealed a whole host of business issues to address before value can be added to client relationships

08 Nov 2013

Deloitte, MG Rover and the Tribunal... the story so far

Rachael Singh looks at how accountancy's tribunal came to calculate the record-breaking fine against Deloitte for its work on collapsed car manufacturer MG Rover

31 Oct 2013

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The Practitioner: Stitch-up means 'bye-bye client'

Breakdown in trust between The Practitioner and a client means it's time to call it quits

New scheme provides 'access all areas' to the profession

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A client's new in-house accountant forces the Practitioner to up their game

House of Cards

Firm of cards: The politics of partnerships

Accountants may deny any sense of engaging in the dirty art of politics but, at their core, they are political animals

Colin: If you look after the pennies, Tesco...

Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

Colin: Salmond smoked like a kipper

Colin thinks the outcome of the Scotland referendum has a distinctly fishy feel

Taking Stock: Honest branding for HMRC?

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