Regulation

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Deloitte succeeds in bid to overturn several charges in MG Rover appeal

Deloitte's £14m fine for findings against it in relation to MG Rover seems likely to be cut, after winning an appeal on eight of 13 points

30 Jan 2015

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IPs and government on collision course over litigation exemption

Long-running dispute between practitioners and policymakers around no-win-no-fee reignites

29 Jan 2015

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Murphy and CBI clash over business taxation

Activist and lobby group trade blows over tax stance

28 Jan 2015

FASB considers delay to revenue recognition rules

US standard setter considering whether to delay the date by which companies must shift to new rules around revenue recognition

28 Jan 2015

EU Accounting Directive could damage UK economy, warns ICAEW

ICAEW warns of risk that over-simplifying reporting requirements can have on the ability of small companies to secure credit

28 Jan 2015

UK governance rules in need of shake-up, say AA readers

Poll of 102 Accountancy Age readers finds desire for limited changes to be made to the FRC's corporate governance code

27 Jan 2015

Political and economic insecurity set to dog audit committees in 2015

Audit committee members finding it "increasingly difficult" to oversee major risks in addition to financial reporting constraints

27 Jan 2015

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

22 Jan 2015

Colin: Nightmare relief

Colin ponders the reality of government thinking around tax reliefs

19 Jan 2015

Lib Dems plan to tax wealthy, Clegg confirms

The deputy prime minister plans to cut the deficit through 'clamping down on tax evasion and tax avoidance; significant additional savings in Whitehall'

19 Jan 2015

"Radical and important' audit standards welcomed by ACCA

ACCA sees this improvement in auditor's reports as crucial to the future value of audits, enhancing both transparency around the audit and innovation in audit reporting

16 Jan 2015

Europe could probe sweetheart deals after Luxembourg leaks

European parliament considers establishing inquiry into potential sweetheart deals between countries and multinationals

16 Jan 2015

FRC urges deeper engagement with stewardship code

FRC expresses disappointment that "too many signatories fail to follow-through on their commitment to the code"

15 Jan 2015

Hodge: More thorough accounting required for tax reliefs

Public Accounts Committee chairwoman calls for better monitoring of the performance of tax reliefs

15 Jan 2015

Aero FD and Deloitte set for tribunal after FRC issue formal complaint

Hugh Bevan, John Clennett and Deloitte to face Aero tribunal

12 Jan 2015

140 current female KPMG US employees join lawsuit against firm

Lawyers representing a class action against KPMG reveal that 142 of the firm's current female employees have opted in to the lawsuit

09 Jan 2015

Geoffrey Green to replace Fleck as FRRP chair

Former senior partner of global law firm Ashurst to join body responsible for reviewing company accounts

08 Jan 2015

One-in-ten 'approached women' join KPMG US lawsuit

Nearly 900 female fee-earners, associated with KPMG US, join gender discrimination class action lawsuit against the firm

07 Jan 2015

ICAEW: Government accounts show need for financial discipline

Whole of Government Accounts report critical of Treasury oversight of government departments

07 Jan 2015

PwC probed as audit partner lined up for ICAEW presidency

Incoming ICAEW president Andrew Ratcliffe responsible for signing off Barclays' accounts during period under investigation by FRC

23 Dec 2014

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

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

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

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

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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

Taking Stock: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

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