Regulatory bodies

Financial Reporting Council

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

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FRC’s Grabowski appointed to the IAASB

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

11 Dec 2013

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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

FRC updates going concern definition

FRC clarifies the assessement of going concern for stewardship and accounting purposes

07 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

FRC appoints new director of accounting and reporting

Anthony Appleton, a director from BDO's financial reporting advisory team, joins the FRC

29 Oct 2013

Deloitte US slapped with $2m fine over audit violation

Deloitte hit with joint largest civil fine levied by the PCAOB

24 Oct 2013

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Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

Colin: Uber tax, Uber problems

Colin wonders whether Uber's customers could perhaps operate their tipping system in the same manner that the minicab business operates its app

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