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EU Parliament adopts non-financial reporting rules

Large companies must disclose a host of non-financial information in their annual reports

17 Apr 2014

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Audit reforms passed in European parliament

European politicians pass reforms to force listed companies to tender their audit contracts every ten years

03 Apr 2014

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MEP calls for independent review into IASB

Syed Kamall wants EC to commission review into international accounting standard setter - "similar" to Philippe Maystadt's review of Efrag

31 Mar 2014

MEPs question how EC will ensure IASB meets funding requirements

MEPs have asked EC to explain how IASB will avoid conflicts of interest and be democratically accountable

21 Mar 2014

EC to roll out Chapter 11 style insolvency across Europe

European Commission approves new approach to business rescue and insolvencies giving more chances to entrepreneurs

13 Mar 2014

EU to raise environmental taxes across member states

The EU could raise €35bn through environmental taxes in two years removing burden on employment taxes, study finds

06 Mar 2014

EC's insolvency proposals remove international trust

An overhaul of the Insolvency Regulation by the EC could cause interruptions to the rescue culture, explains Christoph Wilcken

04 Mar 2014

EU endorses non-financial reporting for large companies

Large companies within the EU to report non-financial information in management statement

03 Mar 2014

Little chance EC can find an accountant without an IFRS opinion

ICAEW & Mazars' conflicts of interest with IFRS review indicative of relationship between profession and regulators

25 Feb 2014

EC cancels ICAEW and Mazars review into IFRS

Mazars and the ICAEW review into effects of IFRS cancelled, while EC launches investigation into IFRS Foundation's reporting failings

21 Feb 2014

EC launches review of IFRS in the EU

Mazars and the ICAEW will assess whether the switch to IFRS has delivered the benefits that had been expected by the EU

23 Jan 2014

Last minute deal pushes through EU audit reform

EU rules will impose mandatory audit rotation, restrict non-audit services, cap non-audit fees and enhance supervision

17 Dec 2013

Audit trilogue negotiations set to restart

Negotiations on between parliament, the EU Council and European Commission on EU audit reform set to restart

16 Dec 2013

EU audit reform talks suspended

Audit reform negotiations called off as MEPs fail to agree to compromises put forward by parliament

05 Dec 2013

British MEP confident of deal on EU audit reform

Sajjad Karim optimistic of agreeing common approach to EU audit reforms by end of the year

26 Nov 2013

Close season endangers swift passage of EU audit reform

Commentary on Juri's recent clearance of its version of rules to revise company audits tends to be "let's try to make the best of things"

30 Apr 2013

Audit reforms “nudge” in right direction but leave many unsatisfied

Compromised stance on auditor rotation periods leave profession unsatisfied for different reasons

26 Apr 2013

EC pushes for more environmental and social disclosure

Companies with more than 500 employees will need to disclose more information about environmental and social impact in annual reports

17 Apr 2013

EU agrees country-by-country reporting for extractive industries

European companies required to disclose full information on payments of more than €100,000 (£85,000) to governments in resource rich countries

11 Apr 2013

Taking Stock: A Marta to the cause

Marta Andreasen, accounting whistleblower par excellence, is back in the headlines...

26 Feb 2013

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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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

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.