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Banks should introduce extra accounts for regulators

Bank ought to produce an additional set of accounts for regulators, according to Accountancy Age readers

05 Jul 2013

Hans Hoogervorst

IASB chair calls for behavioural change in disclosures

Hans Hoogervorst outlines a series of "simple" measures that will improve disclosures in financial reporting

27 Jun 2013

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Bringing international financial reporting up to standard

The international standards used to draw up accounts for judging a company's financial health are not up to the job, writes Syed Kamal

26 Jun 2013

IASB insurance contract rules “a new world” for insurance

New rules on the accounting of insurance contracts represent fundamental change according to profession

21 Jun 2013

Investors call for IFRS review as legal opinion finds it ‘substantially flawed’

A leading UK lawyer has suggests that IFRS have “substantial legal flaws”

19 Jun 2013

Auditors acted as “cheerleaders” for questionable bank reporting

Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards recommends that banks be made to create a separate set of accounts for regulators

19 Jun 2013

IASB issues narrow-scope amendments to IAS 36

IASB publishes narrow-scope amendments to IAS 36 to address the disclosure of information about recoverable amount of impaired assets

30 May 2013

IFRS Foundation cuts provision for HMRC tax inquiry

IFRS Foundation able to cut provision for HMRC tax investigation by £290,000

24 May 2013

Summer Training Series: FRS 100-102 explained; IFRS; Audit

The Summer Training Series will consist of three half-day training courses in London, providing delegates with an update on financial reporting standards, international financial reporting standards and audit exempt companies

20 May 2013

IASB and FASB propose dual approach to lease accounting

IASB and FASB put forward a dual approach to accounting for leases on company balance sheets

16 May 2013

IFRS Foundation expands Middle Eastern influence

IFRS Foundation appoints Abdulrahman Al-Humaid as a trustee with immediate effect

22 Mar 2013

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

IASB changes overshadowed by break-away from FASB

A further layer of complexity is to be added to accounting regulations to help allay concerns on a future financial crisis - but it highlights separation from US body FASB

08 Mar 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

A bank carve-out would be thin end of reporting wedge

Carving out separate IFRS for banks will not prevent systemic shocks

31 Jan 2013

Separate rules for banks a "mistake", Lawson told

Big Four tell Lord Lawson imposing a different accounting regime for banks would be a mistake

24 Jan 2013

IASB to amend asset impairment rules

IASB publishes exposure draft of proposed modifications to the disclosures for the measurement of the recoverable amount of impaired assets

21 Jan 2013

Using Big Four improves disclosure quality

Companies using Big Four auditor provide better quality IFRS disclosures, Cass Business School study finds

18 Jan 2013

Banks’ accounts should be vetted by State auditor, MPs told

Parliamentary committee told state auditor should audit banks’ accounts and IASB rules on bank reporting should be overridden

17 Jan 2013

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

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

Mick Jones takes a sideways, but informative, view on the issues accountants face in offering probate services

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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