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FRC issues guidance on housing associations audits

Auditors issued with new guidance on the audit of housing associations

31 Jan 2014

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Bischoff a winning appointment as next head of the FRC

The FRC's new chairman must bring his banking experience to bear on how the FRC tackles failings in bank audits, governance and financial reporting

28 Jan 2014

Big Four

China hits back over Big Four US audit ban

Chinese securities regulator expressed "deep regret" over SEC decision to ban Big Four from auditing Chinese companies listed on US stock exchange

27 Jan 2014

Sir Win Bischoff named FRC chair

Lloyds Banking Group chair Sir Win Bischoff will replace Baroness Hogg at the FRC

23 Jan 2014

SEC judge suspends Big Four China units

Judge calls for Chinese affiliates of Big Four to be barred from working for any US-listed Chinese companies for six months

23 Jan 2014

KPMG faces investigation over Co-op Bank audit

KPMG investigated over its audit of troubled lender Co-op Bank

20 Jan 2014

FRC appoints John Stewart and Sir Brian Bender to its board

Legal & General and London Metal Exchange chairs joins FRC board

20 Jan 2014

FRC in danger of departing from Sharman recommendations

A member of the Sharman inquiry into 'going concern' warns that FRC proposals depart from panel's original recommendations

16 Jan 2014

Lord Green in running to be next FRC chairman

Lord Green, the former boss of HSBC and ex-trade minister, interviewed as a potential successor to Baroness Hogg, Accountancy Age understands

07 Jan 2014

New chair of profession’s disciplinary body

David Childs succeeds Richard Fleck as chair of FRC conduct committee

19 Dec 2013

Taking Stock: Some festive reading from the FRC

With seven notable releases in seven days, TS wonders what the FRC has been doing all year

18 Dec 2013

FRC to update FRS 101

FRC proposes to simplify, in the reduced disclosure framework, the new disclosure requirements of IAS 36

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

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

FRC defends commitment to international standards

Reporting watchdog defends decision to make changes to the UK auditing regime ahead of recommendations being considered at a global level

12 Dec 2013

FRC’s Grabowski appointed to the IAASB

FRC director of audit policy joins global auditing standard setter the IAASB

11 Dec 2013

FRC to simplify small company accounting

FRC consulting on proposals to amend the Financial Reporting Standard for Smaller Entities

10 Dec 2013

FRC launches Cup Trust investigation

Accounting watchdog launches unprecedented investigation into member firms’ involvement with tax planning activities

09 Dec 2013

FRC scraps investigation into PwC’s audit of Barclays

FRC closes investigation into PwC's conduct as auditors of Barclays Capital Securities

06 Dec 2013

Interview: Insolvency Service deputy CEO Graham Horne

Insolvency Service deputy chief executive Graham Horne explains why the book on insolvency law is being thrown out the window

27 Nov 2013

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

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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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

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

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

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

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

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

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