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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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IASB publishes narrow-scope amendments to IAS 19

IASB makes narrow scope amendments apply to contributions from employees or third parties to defined benefit plans

22 Nov 2013

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IASB overhauls hedge accounting

IASB adopts principles-based approach to hedge accounting which better reflects companies' risk management strategies

20 Nov 2013

FRC proposes amendments to hedge accounting

FRC consults on changes to hedge accounting rules

18 Nov 2013

IFRS Foundation swaps BDO for GT as auditors

IFRS Foundation recruits Grant Thornton as auditor after it asks BDO to step down following 11 years in the role

06 Nov 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

Battle over 'prudence' isolates the IASB

The view of the many isn't necessarily right, but the IASB appears to be alone in defending its stance on prudence

17 Oct 2013

IFRS Foundation chair warns EU against amending IFRS

Changing IFRS for European purposes could lead to incompatible standards, warns Michael Prada

17 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

Izza urges end to arguments over legality of IFRS

Time to focus on resolving the many outstanding issues in financial reporting, says ICAEW chief executive

10 Oct 2013

EU tells IASB and Efrag to toughen up governance regimes

Europe calls for IASB funding arrangements to be reliant on the IASB updating its own governance

08 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

Analysis: On balance sheet lease accounting looms large

The days of off balance sheet accounting for leases appear likely to end, despite concerns about more reporting complexity

04 Oct 2013

Insurance rules will create accounting mismatches, FRC warns

The FRC warns of flaws in proposed changes to the way insurance contracts are accounted for under IFRS

13 Sep 2013

Companies may rearrange leases to keep off balance-sheet

Lease accounting rules may result in companies changing the way deals are structured, rating agency Fitch warns

07 Aug 2013

IFRS “legally flawed”, say readers

Readers vote overwhelmingly in agreement with legal opinion suggesting IFRS is not compatible with company law

07 Aug 2013

IFRS for consolidated accounts could raise issues for shipping

IFRS 10 could raise questions over a shipping company's subsidiary status

31 Jul 2013

MEPs cast doubt on compatibility of IFRS with EU law

A group of five MEPs call for a review of IFRS' compatibility with European company law

29 Jul 2013

IASB makes progress on conceptual framework

Global standard setter puts draft of the conceptual framework revisions out for discussion

19 Jul 2013

Auditor general disagrees with MoD accounting

Comptroller and auditor general qualifies accounts for fourth year after disagreements on impairment and lease charges

17 Jul 2013

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

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