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US accountants applaud mandatory audit rotation block

US decision to prohibit mandatory audit rotation sends "clear message" to end debate in Europe

09 Jul 2013

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FRC launches search for new conduct committee chair

Richard Fleck, chair of the FRC's conduct committee, is to step down at the end of the year

03 Jul 2013

Financial Reporting Council

New disciplinary arrangements published by FRC

FRC no longer be required to consult with the professional institutes before beginning an investigation under new disciplinary arrangements

01 Jul 2013

IASB chair calls for behavioural change in disclosures

Hans Hoogervorst outlines a series of "simple" measures that will improve disclosures in financial reporting

27 Jun 2013

FRC dismisses enhanced audit competition role

Reporting watchdog questions usefulness of secondary duty of promoting competition between audit firms

24 Jun 2013

IASB insurance contract rules “a new world” for insurance

New rules on the accounting of insurance contracts represent fundamental change according to profession

21 Jun 2013

FRC draws line between internal and external audit staff

External auditors told to stay away from internal ones in a bid to safeguard against conflicts of interest

20 Jun 2013

FRC hands ex-Farepak director £65,000 sanction

European Home Retail CEO and Farepak director William Rollason fined and severely reprimanded by the FRC

12 Jun 2013

FRC rethinks controversial going concern proposals

Accounting regulator to change going concern proposals in response to criticism from the profession

07 Jun 2013

FRC may be handed audit market competition remit

Competition Commission may call in FRC to support measures to break audit dominance of the Big Four

07 Jun 2013

FRC is sounding like a modern day Cassandra

Concerns raised in the FRC's latest round of audit inspections sound strikingly familar. Why has the profession failed to address them?

31 May 2013

IASB issues narrow-scope amendments to IAS 36

IASB publishes narrow-scope amendments to IAS 36 to address the disclosure of information about recoverable amount of impaired assets

30 May 2013

FRC warns auditors over ethical failings

FRC reports a general improvement in the quality of audit work but identifies several areas of concern

29 May 2013

IFRS Foundation cuts provision for HMRC tax inquiry

IFRS Foundation able to cut provision for HMRC tax investigation by £290,000

24 May 2013

Accounting rules could lead to artificial lease structures

Overhaul of lease accounting rules still complex and could lead to restructuring of lease agreements

23 May 2013

Success of FRS 102 needs to be replicated on going concern

The consultation process for FRS 102 was arguably the most wide-ranging the FRC has ever conducted. It should apply the same rigour to going concern

20 May 2013

IASB and FASB propose dual approach to lease accounting

IASB and FASB put forward a dual approach to accounting for leases on company balance sheets

16 May 2013

Material uncertainties over FRC going concern guidance

No-one disputes Lord Sharman’s recommendations on going concern, but the FRC’s interpretation has been met with alarm

14 May 2013

FRC launches KPMG audit probes

FRC launches investigation into KPMG over independence Pendragon audit as well as investigating a partner's shareholding in a client company

10 May 2013

Baroness Hogg steps down as FRC chairman

FRC announces departure of chairman Baroness Hogg, who is staying on while government finds a successor

09 May 2013

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

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

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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