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GT and BDO told to buck up professional scepticism

FRC review team raises concerns about some of Grant Thornton and BDO's listed company audit work

22 Mar 2013

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FRC disagrees with Competition Commission rotation plans

FRC claims mandatory auditor rotation would undermine audit committees' authority

20 Mar 2013

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FRC and FASB among 12 members of IASB advisory forum

US and UK national standard setters among inaugural members of IASB's Accounting Standards Advisory Forum

20 Mar 2013

FRC releases another standard to streamline UK accounting

Financial Reporting Council releases simplified accounting standard which moves the country closer to an IFRS-based framework

14 Mar 2013

Deloitte and FRC fire opening salvoes in MG Rover tribunal

Deloitte launches defense of its role in two transactions it advised the 'Phoenix Four' on when they owned MG Rover in 2000, as FRC tribunal gets underway

12 Mar 2013

Deloitte/MG Rover tribunal begins

FRC tribunal to determine if Deloitte had a conflict of interest in advising the Phoenix Four which bought MG Rover begins today

05 Mar 2013

FRC boss defends 'comply or explain' audit tendering

UK competition and reporting watchdogs at loggerheads over comply or explain provision for mandatory audit tendering

27 Feb 2013

Auditors should reveal more about potential risk, say readers

Audit reports should provide greater detail, Accountancy Age readers say in a poll

22 Feb 2013

Ex-Cattles subsidiary FD excluded from ICAEW

Welcome Financial Services former finance director Peter Miller is stripped of licence for six years

19 Feb 2013

Ex-Cattles group FD stripped of licence at tribunal

James Corr stripped of his ICAS licence for eight years but will not incur any financial sanction following a tribunal by the profession’s watchdog

18 Feb 2013

Internal auditors banned from engagement teams

FRC bans auditors from using internal audit staff on engagement teams; IIA recommends scope of internal audit should be unlimited

12 Feb 2013

FRC to investigate Autonomy over financials

The FRC is investigating Autonomy over alleged misrepresentations made in its accounts prior to its acquisition by Hewlett Packard

11 Feb 2013

Colin: Give me a sign

Colin ponders what any changes to auditors' risk assessment might entail

08 Feb 2013

EU standard setters wade into IFRS debate

The FRC joins with fellow European national standard setters to influence IASB's work on conceptual framework that underpins IFRS

08 Feb 2013

Cattles launches legal battle against former auditor PwC

Troubled sub-prime lender Cattles is to take PwC to court over its audit prior to the revelation of a huge accounting black hole

05 Feb 2013

Scope of auditors' report to be extended to include risk

FRC proposes step change from the traditional binary pass/fail model of audit reporting

05 Feb 2013

Colin: FRC dig deep

Colin wonders where the FRC's 'going concern' audit timescale will end

01 Feb 2013

Auditors' going concern judgment to extend beyond 12 months

Companies' ongoing financial health must be judged over a longer period of time, according to draft proposals put forward by the FRC

31 Jan 2013

FRC plans 8.5% hike to levy rates

Additional funding will be used to clear backlog of disciplinary cases and promote influence abroad

23 Jan 2013

Accounting regulation “toothless”, say readers

HP's £5.5bn write-down following its acquisition of Autonomy exposes "toothless" accounting regulation, say readers

04 Jan 2013

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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