Audit Commission

Audit Commission swept away

Audit Commission's demise risks audit independence

Sweep away your troubles: With the Audit Commission gone, auditors may be tempted into sweeping bad news under the carpet

10 Feb 2011

Audit Commission

Fees will rise as Audit Commission is abolished

Closing down the Audit Commission will see audit concentrated in the Big Four firms and fees rise, MPs hear

08 Feb 2011

Targeting the Audit Commission

In a Pickles

The abolition of the Audit Commission needs a rethink

13 Jan 2011

MPs announce inquiry into Audit Commission abolition

Inquiry to ensure local authorities receive value for money

10 Nov 2010

Audit Commission's demise may see Big Five emerge

A future Big Five: lucrative audit commission contracts could see the emergence of a new big player in audit

04 Nov 2010

Video: Audit Commission to become fifth big firm?

Could the Big Four be challenged by a new firm created from remnants of the Audit Commission?

28 Oct 2010

Audit reform special report

In the wake of the financial crisis the pressure is on from many quarters to reform audit in the UK.

28 Oct 2010

PwC slates FRC idea to create Big Five

PwC attacks watchdog's suggestion Audit Commission could become next big firm

22 Oct 2010

Audit Commission should be denied to Big Four

Financial Reporting Council says Big Four acquisition of the Audit Commission would damage the audit market

15 Oct 2010

A tough commission

The Audit Commission’s scrapping will be a disappointment but not a surprise to interim chief executive Eugene Sullivan

09 Sep 2010

News round-up 9 September 2010

The big stories on accountancyage.com from the last two weeks

09 Sep 2010

Audit Commission names Gareth Davies in crucial MD role

Davies to lead the commission's audit practice, in what could be a vital role in influencing its future in an open local government audit market

06 Sep 2010

Firms eye up Audit Commission work

The demise of the Audit Commission could spark a feeding frenzy for the body's work between the big firms

19 Aug 2010

Benefits of scrapping Audit Commission may be short lived: ACCA

ACCA warns of consquences of scrapping Audit Commission

16 Aug 2010

Audit Commission to be scrapped, government confirms

Work of the Audit Commission to be replaced with private sector contracts

16 Aug 2010

Audit Commission suspends search for chief executive

Salary veto prompts end of CEO search at the Audit Commission

16 Jun 2010

Councils ‘risk missing deadline for rules switch’

Local authorities are 'falling behind', Audit Commission warns

25 Feb 2010

London Development Agency needs more finance skills, warns new FD

New LDA director of finance Ian Grattidge concerned over finance skills gap across the agency, as it looks to deal with issues raised by its auditors

14 Jan 2010

Olympic land-buying agency criticised for poor quality accounts

London Development Agency must improve its finanicial management, warns Audit Commission

13 Jan 2010

Audit Commission freezes fraud charges

Environment too harsh to increases charges for fraud detection, says audit chief

04 Dec 2009

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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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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