FRC

Financial Reporting Council

FRC defends commitment to international standards

Reporting watchdog defends decision to make changes to the UK auditing regime ahead of recommendations being considered at a global level

12 Dec 2013

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FRC’s Grabowski appointed to the IAASB

FRC director of audit policy joins global auditing standard setter the IAASB

11 Dec 2013

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FRC to simplify small company accounting

FRC consulting on proposals to amend the Financial Reporting Standard for Smaller Entities

10 Dec 2013

FRC launches Cup Trust investigation

Accounting watchdog launches unprecedented investigation into member firms’ involvement with tax planning activities

09 Dec 2013

FRC scraps investigation into PwC’s audit of Barclays

FRC closes investigation into PwC's conduct as auditors of Barclays Capital Securities

06 Dec 2013

FRC launches investigation into jailed Torex Retail directors

Profession’s watchdog launch investigation of ex-Torex accountant Mark Woodbridge and CEO Christopher Moore after their criminal convictions

04 Dec 2013

Standard setters “out of synch” over auditor reporting rules

ICAEW warns against fragmentation of global auditor reporting

27 Nov 2013

FRC inspecting Co-op Bank's 2012 accounts

Reporting watchdog confirms it is scrutinising the Co-Op Bank's financial reporting

22 Nov 2013

Deloitte granted appeal on MG Rover tribunal decision

Accounting’s watchdog has granted Deloitte an appeal over its tribunal loss for work it carried out at MG Rover

20 Nov 2013

ICAEW questions FRC commitment to international auditing standards

ICAEW suggests FRC policy on auditing standards could damage its global standing

19 Nov 2013

FRC proposes amendments to hedge accounting

FRC consults on changes to hedge accounting rules

18 Nov 2013

FRC appoints new executive director of strategy

Chris Hodge replaces Mridul Hegde as new FRC executive director of strategy

13 Nov 2013

FRC updates going concern definition

FRC clarifies the assessement of going concern for stewardship and accounting purposes

07 Nov 2013

Deloitte, MG Rover and the Tribunal... the story so far

Rachael Singh looks at how accountancy's tribunal came to calculate the record-breaking fine against Deloitte for its work on collapsed car manufacturer MG Rover

31 Oct 2013

FRC appoints new director of accounting and reporting

Anthony Appleton, a director from BDO's financial reporting advisory team, joins the FRC

29 Oct 2013

Investors call for bespoke audit committee reports

FRC finds investors want audit committee reporting to be bespoke and company specific

25 Oct 2013

FRC: Company reporting not up to scratch in smaller businesses

FRC investigation into company reporting finds evidence of straightforward non-compliance in smaller companies

17 Oct 2013

FRC strategy director Mridul Hegde resigns

FRC director of strategy Mridul Hegde unexpectedly resigns from the UK reporting watchdog, Accountancy Age reveals

14 Oct 2013

IASB rate-regulation rules unfair to the UK, says FRC

FRC suggests interim standard for rate-regulated entities "disadvantageous" to countries that already use IFRS

11 Oct 2013

FRC and BIS defend legality of global accounting standards

FRC and BIS rubbish claims that IFRS conflicts with UK company law as "misguided"

04 Oct 2013

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

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The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

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Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

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Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

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Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

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