Regulatory bodies

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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

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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

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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

Pensions regulator to slam Silentnight following pre-pack

Silentnight owner could be forced to pay £30m into pension fund by regulator

09 May 2013

FRC confirms budget increase and hike in levy rates

Reporting watchdog increases overall budget for 2013/14 to £24.5m and raises annual levies by 8.5%

02 May 2013

Government to introduce new sanctions on IPs this summer

This summer will see the introduction of a single gateway for complaints and common sanctions for insolvency practitioners rolled out across the regulators

26 Apr 2013

IPA announces FRP partner is new president

FRP Advisory partner Charles Turner takes presidency and chairman role at Insolvency Practitioners Association

22 Apr 2013

Audit market “flirting with stagnation”, says PCAOB chair

Lack of information and difficulty in discerning the difference between audits risks market stagnation, warns James Doty

19 Apr 2013

ASAF discusses conceptual framework at inaugural meeting

IASB and members of the ASAF discuss conceptual framework and impairment projects at inaugural meeting

10 Apr 2013

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Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

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Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

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Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

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