Audit Commission

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Local government 'unprepared' for audit changes

KPMG's survey shows 44% of local authorities lack the expertise to appoint their own auditors, while a further 24% are unsure of their abilities

13 Jul 2011

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MPs 'disappointed' by Audit Commission axing

MPs and experts are disappointed at the summary execution of the Audit Commission, which they said is without justification

11 Jul 2011

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ACCA blasts public audit plans

ACCA joined select committee in rubbishing government plans for future of local audit

07 Jul 2011

Independence 'vital' if local councils appoint auditors

Maintaining independence is crucial as local government moves one step closer to appointing own auditors, a panel has warned

07 Jul 2011

Block the Big Four from Audit Commission takeover

Local government committee wants no opportunity for commission's acquisition by the Big Four

07 Jul 2011

Audit Commission attacks public audit consultation

The Audit Commission has vociferously attacked a government consultation on the future of public audit

30 Jun 2011

Local public audit consultation ends on Thursday

Government one step nearer decision on future of public audit

29 Jun 2011

Ministers favour transfer of Audit Commission work to private sector

Local councils told: transferring public audits to the private sector preferred

02 Jun 2011

Public audit competition concerns don't wash with GT

15 Apr 2011

Is the Big Society too big for public audit?

The Audit Commission will soon breathe its last, and the question of how to make public audit appointments in future is being fiercely debated

13 Apr 2011

Public audit and the great independence debate

Firms are scrapping over the public audit, and local government can't get a word in edgeways

12 Apr 2011

Public audit – to mutual, or not to mutual?

Stakeholders are calling for a mutual to rise from the ashes of the Audit Commission, but how realistic is the prospect, and what are the issues to consider?

11 Apr 2011

Audit Commission minister leaves observers in awe

05 Apr 2011

Scrapping Audit Commission risks market concentration, warns think-tank

NLGN warns the government that the danger of messing up reform of the Audit Commission could be market concentration and ineffective audit

05 Apr 2011

Minister claims abolition of Audit Commission is 'on track'

Minister accuses Audit Commission staff of vested interest in extending timetable for abolition

05 Apr 2011

Axing Audit Commission 'will save £50m'

Abolishing the Audit Commission will save £50m a year, local government minister Grant Shapps told a committee of MPs

05 Apr 2011

Local housing minister questioned on future of public audit

Westminster will hear evidence about the future of public sector audit today, as local government minister Grant Shapps will appear before the Communities and Local Government Committee this afternoon

04 Apr 2011

Poor performance in banking crisis weakens case for Big Four status quo

Lord MacGregor, chairman of the Lords' economic affairs committee, on the findings of its audit inquiry

01 Apr 2011

Audit Commission consultation rings in the changes

The Audit Commission break-up has begun with a consultation period lasting until 30 June

31 Mar 2011

Local government audit fees cut

Audit Commission looks to lower audit fees

01 Mar 2011

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Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

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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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Taking Stock: Assassin’s creed – accountancy style

Accountants are tailor made to be portrayed as trained killers. Who knew?

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... but now no more, Colin notes

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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