Regulation

Stephen Haddrill

FRC reveals ‘struggle’ in IASB discussions

Working with international standards body "like pushing water uphill", Haddrill admits

24 Jul 2014

Lords economic affairs committee audit report

MPs to grill FRC over going concern

Sir Win Bischoff and Stephen Haddrill face House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee grilling over going concern

22 Jul 2014

Financial Reporting Council

FRC consults on local audit regulation

Accounting regulator launches consultation on audit of local public bodies

22 Jul 2014

Tax reliefs for over 55s to be restricted

The government is set to restrict pensions tax relief for the over 55s in a bid to stop the “exploitation” of new tax freedoms.

21 Jul 2014

US and China commit to cross-border audit inspections

US audit watchdog expects to conduct inspections of mainland Chinese audit firms by the end of the year

18 Jul 2014

IFRS chair opens door for 'prudence' reintroduction

IFRS Foundation chair suggests prudence should be reinserted into conceptual framework

16 Jul 2014

Interview: Michel Prada defends IFRS Foundation governance

Michel Prada tells Accountancy Age that criticism of IFRS Foundation governance structure is 'unfair'

16 Jul 2014

Gauke promoted in government reshuffle

David Gauke made financial secretary to the Treasury

16 Jul 2014

CIPFA treasurer quits over pension deficit concern

Ian Perkin calls on CIPFA to use office sale surplus next year to pay down pension deficit

16 Jul 2014

Conceptual differences hamper lease accounting project

Attempts by IASB and FASB to hammer out new lease accounting standard hampered by 'conceptual difference of opinion', finds Naomi Rainey

15 Jul 2014

Taking Stock: IFRS pocket guide unlikely to end on Carney's book shelf

Bank of England governor at a loss over what to do with IFRS pocket guide

10 Jul 2014

Draghi tells EU to 'progress swiftly' in adopting IFRS 9

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi tells policymakers in Europe to ‘progress swiftly in the adoption of IFRS 9'

10 Jul 2014

More ‘purposive’ legislation would help stop tax avoidance - advisers

Explicitly stating legislation's purpose would aid transparency, advisers say

09 Jul 2014

Governments told to grasp nettle on accrual accounting

Governments failed to address deficiencies in public sector cash-based accounting that were exposed by the sovereign debt crisis

07 Jul 2014

Top 40 Networks 2014: More change around the corner

With the latest Accountancy Age Top 40 International Networks data revealed, Phil Smith looks at the myriad of issues that illustrate the market's evolution

07 Jul 2014

Top 40 Networks 2014: Brand awareness

A big push on international referrals, branding issues and network swapping are a all a big part of practice life in 2014, writes Jane Howard

07 Jul 2014

FRC faces Lords committee grilling over going concern

Watchdog's bosses will answer questions over controversial proposals, as investors blast plans

04 Jul 2014

Investors slam FRC going concern proposals

Plans to water down ongoing viability statements will be “damaging to the public interest”, according to top shareholders

04 Jul 2014

UK no tax haven, say Accountancy Age readers

The suggestion the UK is in danger of becoming a tax haven given short shrift by Accountancy Age readers

04 Jul 2014

Deloitte loses out to KPMG in Arrow Group audit tender

Incumbent firm fails to win competitive tender after auditing company for five years and advising on IPO

03 Jul 2014

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