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Deloitte hit with record-breaking £14m MG Rover fine

Deloitte are first hit by new sanctions guidance which has seen the firm hit with the largest fine ever dealt by the FRC

09 Sep 2013

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FRC closes investigation into KPMG BAE audit

FRC closes investigation because no realistic prospect that a tribunal will make an adverse finding to undertaken so long ago

01 Aug 2013

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Deloitte and FRC fire opening salvoes in MG Rover tribunal

Deloitte launches defense of its role in two transactions it advised the 'Phoenix Four' on when they owned MG Rover in 2000, as FRC tribunal gets underway

12 Mar 2013

FRC deaf to profession's howls over fine calculations

Regardless of howls of opposition from the profession, the FRC is pushing ahead with changes to the way disciplinary fines are calculated

12 Dec 2012

FRC files formal complaint against Farepak director

CEO of Farepak's parent company will face an FRC disciplinary hearing in the first half of next year

11 Dec 2012

FRC to use firms' revenues to calculate disciplinary fines

In less than two months, audit and non-audit clients, profitability per partner and market could be considerations when handing out disciplinary fines

07 Dec 2012

FRC wraps up Equitable Life investigation

FRC finds no realistic prospect that a tribunal would make an adverse finding against ICAS member

13 Nov 2012

ICAEW warns lack of accountability in FRC disciplinary reforms

Plans by the FRC to remove professional body consultation at the onset of an investigation could open up risks of unaccountability, warns ICAEW

24 Sep 2012

Poll – AADB reprimands should reflect scale of crime

Just over half of readers feel stature of defendants should not affect the severity of punishments in AADB disciplinaries

29 Aug 2012

AADB closes investigation into E&Y Equitable Life actuary

FRC disciplinary board says no realistic prospect that a tribunal would make an adverse finding against the actuary concerned with audit of Equitable Life

17 Aug 2012

Profession up in arms over AADB fine calculations

FRC faces backlash from firms and institutes over changes to the way disciplinary sanctions are calculated. Nevertheless, changes are required

14 Aug 2012

FRC investigates PwC’s role as auditor of RSM Tenon

Disciplinary arm of FRC announces an investigation into members of PwC that conducted audit work of struggling firm RSM Tenon

13 Aug 2012

AADB to handle public interest avoidance cases

ICAEW could hand public interest tax avoidance disciplinary cases to the AADB after it issues guidance on the issue

02 Aug 2012

Deloitte to face tribunal over MG Rover role

Deloitte has failed to strike out a disciplinary hearing over its role as adviser to MG Rover

27 Jul 2012

FRC disciplinary cases to be settled without need for tribunals

FRC consults on proposals to allow disciplinary cases to be concluded without the need for a full tribunal hearing

29 Jun 2012

FRC receives green light to reform its structure

House of Lords and House of Commons approve reform of FRC which will see its seven departments reduced to two

26 Jun 2012

E&Y cleared in Lehman Brothers investigation

Financial Reporting Council announces no action taken against Ernst & Young as auditors of Lehman Brothers International Europe

22 Jun 2012

Court case against ex-Healthcare Locums CFO dropped

Case against Healthcare Locums' ex-CFO, former vice chairwoman and ex-chairman over accounting irregularities is dismissed in the US

20 Jun 2012

ICAEW: Regulation won’t instil trust in auditors

The profession, not the regulators, must drive to inject trust into the profession says ICAEW chairman of audit and assurance

21 May 2012

Worthington Nicholls FD stripped of license in tribunal

Accountancy's regulator excludes former Worthington Nicholls FD Timothy Hunt from the ICAEW for six years

15 May 2012

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The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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