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FRC scraps investigation into PwC’s Berkeley Group audit

FRC ends probe into PwC's independence when it conducted the audit of house building company Berkeley Group Holdings

12 Jun 2014

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Baker Tilly faces FRC investigation over Tanfield Group audit

FRC confirms formal investigation after probing the audit firm in 2010

11 Jun 2014

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FRC: True and fair overrides accounting standards

FRC reconfirms that a true and fair view remains fundamental requirement of financial reporting

06 Jun 2014

Bank audits not up to scratch, finds FRC

FRC inspection report highlights continued deficiencies in the quality and rigour of bank audits

28 May 2014

FRC consults on conventions for E-tagging of accounts

Consultation launched as FRC seeks to bring reporting in line with UK GAAP

09 May 2014

Newsham facing FRC tribunal over Worthington Nicholls audit

FRC launches disciplinary hearing into conduct of Paul Newsham, a former audit partner at Worthington Nicholls auditors Sixonethreeone

09 May 2014

Bischoff labelled ‘odd choice' as new FRC chair

Credibility of Bischoff's appointment at FRC called into question during parliamentary hearing

08 May 2014

Steep rent increase sees FRC up sticks to London Wall

Accounting's watchdog to move from Aldwych after landlord looks to hike up rent

01 May 2014

FRC consulting on going concern in changes to CG code

FRC consulting on going concern along with reforms to directors' remuneration policy as part of wider changes to the corporate governance code

25 Apr 2014

Baker Tilly criticised over deficient audit work

FRC censures Baker Tilly for its reluctance to accept criticisms of audits in need of significant improvement

22 Apr 2014

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

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

FRC to launch new consultation on going concern

UK reporting watchdog to develop going concern proposals for further public consultation following investor criticism, Accountancy Age can reveal

26 Mar 2014

FRC issues temporary filler for insurance accounting

FRS issues accounting requirements to plug gap in insurance contract accounting although this may change in the future

21 Mar 2014

BiS governance expert takes FRC director role

David Styles takes director of corporate governance role at FRC

05 Mar 2014

FRC to amend accounting for debt instruments

FRC to amend conditions that determine whether debt instruments can be measured at amortised cost or fair value

14 Feb 2014

FRC issues guidance on housing associations audits

Auditors issued with new guidance on the audit of housing associations

31 Jan 2014

Bischoff a winning appointment as next head of the FRC

The FRC's new chairman must bring his banking experience to bear on how the FRC tackles failings in bank audits, governance and financial reporting

28 Jan 2014

Colin: FRC Wins the Hoff

Colin's vision of events often bears little relation to reality

24 Jan 2014

Sir Win Bischoff named FRC chair

Lloyds Banking Group chair Sir Win Bischoff will replace Baroness Hogg at the FRC

23 Jan 2014

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