Regulatory bodies

Christmas presents

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

Roger Marshall

FRC to update FRS 101

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

18 Dec 2013

EU Flag

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

Two new trustees join IFRS Foundation

Maria Helena Santana and Lynn Wood will serve as trustees of the IFRS Foundation from 1 January next year

27 Nov 2013

FRC inspecting Co-op Bank's 2012 accounts

Reporting watchdog confirms it is scrutinising the Co-Op Bank's financial reporting

22 Nov 2013

EU banks' financial statements lack comparability

Review of the accounts of 39 major European banks finds variance in the quality of disclosures

22 Nov 2013

IASB publishes narrow-scope amendments to IAS 19

IASB makes narrow scope amendments apply to contributions from employees or third parties to defined benefit plans

22 Nov 2013

IASB overhauls hedge accounting

IASB adopts principles-based approach to hedge accounting which better reflects companies' risk management strategies

20 Nov 2013

Deloitte granted appeal on MG Rover tribunal decision

Accounting’s watchdog has granted Deloitte an appeal over its tribunal loss for work it carried out at MG Rover

20 Nov 2013

ICAEW questions FRC commitment to international auditing standards

ICAEW suggests FRC policy on auditing standards could damage its global standing

19 Nov 2013

FRC proposes amendments to hedge accounting

FRC consults on changes to hedge accounting rules

18 Nov 2013

FRC appoints new executive director of strategy

Chris Hodge replaces Mridul Hegde as new FRC executive director of strategy

13 Nov 2013

SEC bans accountancy firm over failed Chinese company audits

Sherb & Co audits of three US-listed Chinese companies were "riddled with failures" SEC investigation finds

11 Nov 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

Historic definition of what future accounting talent looks like is changing

The Practitioner: Heading off client's 'value' query at the pass

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: 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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