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Increased audit responsibilities prompt FRC levy hike

FRC goes cap in hand to the profession as it grapples with increased costs associated with its audit work

19 Dec 2014

Financial Reporting Council

FRC consults on EU audit directive and regulation

FRC seeking views on whether limits on non-audit services to PIEs or their controlled entities in Europe should apply to all audited group entities

19 Dec 2014

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New chief executive appointed at the Insolvency Service

Insolvency Service names Sarah Albon as new chief executive as it implements a five-year strategy

16 Dec 2014

FRC consults on FRS101 amendment

Announcement is in line with the FRC’s commitment to update FRS 101 annually to ensure the reduced disclosure framework remains consistent with IFRS

16 Dec 2014

IASB pledges to maintain ‘strong’ bilateral relationship with FASB

IASB vice-chairman Ian Mackintosh heralds achievements of convergence project at AICPA conference

10 Dec 2014

IASB seeks to widen global investor engagement in IFRS

IASB seeks greater participation from international buy-side investor community

02 Dec 2014

Former Rangers owner Whyte in 15-year directorship ban

Craig Whyte banned from holding company directorships after the Insolvency Service holds he acted without consultation with fellow directors

01 Oct 2014

FRC closes investigation into conduct of EY

Investigation into conduct and a former ICAEW member scrapped by FRC

30 Sep 2014

SRA refines 'accountants report' exemption plans

Solicitors regulator reveals phased approach to creating exemptions for lawyers from the accountants report

24 Sep 2014

RSM's Dohrer to join audit standards body IAASB

Bob Dohrer to hold three-year term at the audit standards body

24 Sep 2014

FRC publishes final guidance on going concern

FRC retains original wording of controversial going concern proposals in updated corporate governance code

17 Sep 2014

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

Mazars agrees £2m settlement with accounting watchdog

Mazars fined and severely reprimanded by the FRC over its conduct and that its London managing partner Richard Karmel

02 Sep 2014

IASB confirms line-up of IFRS 9 implementation group

The 12-strong panel includes members of the Big Four, along with representatives from Barclays, Bank of China and Deutsche Bank

27 Aug 2014

Deloitte accused of costing taxpayers £50m for botched administrations

Big Four firm involved in more 20 administrations where it failed to correctly make workers redundant, IS numbers show

20 Aug 2014

PwC fined $25m over consulting work for Japanese bank

PwC’s US arm fined and banned from some consulting work over misconduct during work at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi

19 Aug 2014

FRC chairman Bischoff to head JP Morgan’s European arm

Watchdog denies any conflict of interest in the chairman role, which has been approved by UK financial regulators

13 Aug 2014

FRC to probe Grant Thornton’s AssetCo audit work

Watchdog launches investigation as Grant Thornton faces £50.8m claim for negligence from the former providers of London’s fire engines

12 Aug 2014

IASB scraps dual lease accounting model

IASB reverts to single model for lease expenses, scrapping the dual approach agreed with US counterpart FASB last year

11 Aug 2014

EY drawn into C2000 audit investigation

FRC extends scope of investigation into C2000 accounts to include EY audit work

08 Aug 2014

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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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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

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

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

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