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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

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UK video games tax relief approved by Europe

European Commission rules tax reliefs for the production of video games in the UK is justified

28 Mar 2014

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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

EU approves IASB funding with strings attached

Release of EU funding streams contingent upon sufficient reform to prevent conflicts of interest

17 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 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

MEPs urge EC to cancel ICAEW and Mazars IFRS contract

MEPs urge EC to cancel ICAEW and Mazars contract to review effects of IFRS; call for investigation into IASB reporting failings

17 Feb 2014

Colin: French speechless at Google tax shocker

Colin thought the people of Paris could no longer be surprised...

13 Feb 2014

European Union backs cross-border insolvency proposals

European Union vote could change international insolvency rules to create a register and streamline the process

06 Feb 2014

EU legal affairs committee endorses audit reform proposals

EU legal affairs committee votes in favour of audit reforms that will enforce mandatory auditor rotation

22 Jan 2014

EU audit reforms insubstantial, say readers

European Union audit reforms don't go far enough, according to Accountancy Age readers

22 Jan 2014

Opinion: EU non-audit black list is a grey area

Prohibited tax services are open to interpretation, claims Richard Crump

18 Dec 2013

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

Preliminary agreement reached on EU audit reform

Framework on EU audit reform is now subject to final agreement by member states later this week

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

Europe plans to scupper cross-border ‘hybrid’ tax schemes

Europe looks to tackle disparity between different nations' tax regimes that allows companies to avoid tax

27 Nov 2013

Standard setters “out of synch” over auditor reporting rules

ICAEW warns against fragmentation of global auditor reporting

27 Nov 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

EU banks' financial statements lack comparability

Review of the accounts of 39 major European banks finds variance in the quality of disclosures

22 Nov 2013

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Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

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

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

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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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