Accounts

The Co-operative Bank

EY issues emphasis of matter note on Co-op Bank

EY says issues at the Co-operative Bank may cast doubt on its ability to continue as a going concern

22 Aug 2014

Fire engine

FRC to probe Grant Thornton’s AssetCo audit work

Watchdog launches investigation as Grant Thornton faces £50.8m claim for negligence from the former providers of London’s fire engines

12 Aug 2014

betfair

Betfair pays £80m to investors contrary to accounting rules

The gambling business admits to breaching ICAEW guidance from 2011 to 2013

05 Aug 2014

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22 Jul 2014

FRC extends Cup Trust investigation to include audited accounts

FRC extends the scope of its investigation into controversial charity The Cup Trust to include preparation and audit of financial statements

01 Apr 2014

Co-op Bank to raise £400m as losses widen

Co-operative Bank to launch £400m rights issue following discovery of costs related to past misconduct

24 Mar 2014

KPMG resigns as Poundworld auditors

KPMG resigns as Poundworld auditors based on concerns over company governance

06 Feb 2014

Autonomy overstated profits by 80%, HP claims

HP drastically revises the 2010 performance of Autonomy in restated accounts filed on Companies House

04 Feb 2014

PwC: RSA's problems limited to Irish operation

Reviews involving auditors, external assurance and internal audit, outline extent of financial and control issues at RSA's Irish division

09 Jan 2014

HP says accounting a 'ridiculous' excuse for Autonomy writedown

HP hits back at former Autonomy directors' claim that an accounting misunderstanding is the real reason HP had to make multi-billion dollar writedown on acquisition

08 Jan 2014

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year

We're back on 2 January

24 Dec 2013

Leader: RTI's burden hangs over SMEs and advisers

Cutting red tape and introducing RTI are policies that just don't fit together, says Kevin Reed

10 Dec 2013

Speedy Hire CEO quits as accounting irregularities found

Certain control processes within rental group's Gulf-based international business "repeatedly and deliberately circumvented"

29 Nov 2013

BT criticised over its accounting for network costs

Network rivals hit out at BT over its allocation of costs

27 Nov 2013

FRC inspecting Co-op Bank's 2012 accounts

Reporting watchdog confirms it is scrutinising the Co-Op Bank's financial reporting

22 Nov 2013

Hailo late in filing accounts at Companies House

Black cab app developer is producing first set of audited accounts

15 Nov 2013

Annual reports obfuscate performance, say readers

In a poll, Accountancy Age readers agree companies' annual reports obfuscate performance by including too many disclosures

12 Nov 2013

Annual reports serving too many masters

Annual reports have become filled with "obfuscation" and a "lack of insight" investor claims

01 Nov 2013

BIS warned on consequences of raising audit thresholds

Government warned against increasing the range of businesses that are exempt from having an audit

30 Oct 2013

Colin: Don't play fast and loose with accounts

Colin wonders whether the FIA's accounts would pass their MOT

23 Oct 2013

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