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Financial Reporting Council

FRC consults on local audit regulation

Accounting regulator launches consultation on audit of local public bodies

22 Jul 2014

Jeremy Newman

Three firms pick up remaining Audit Commission work

BDO, KPMG and EY pick up remaining local government Audit Commission contracts

02 Apr 2014

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Cameron offers councils fracking tax boost

Councils will be permitted to keep all the business rates revenue gleaned from shale gas companies

13 Jan 2014

Scott Barnes: Grant Thornton to answer £500m question

In an interview with Accountancy Age, Scott Barnes outlines how the firm grew in the last year - and its strong prospects for 2013/14

07 Oct 2013

Doncaster Council revamps finance system in efficiency drive

Doncaster Borough Council introduces Advanced Business Solutions IT system as it replaces existing fragmented finance technology

01 Oct 2013

NAO qualifies local government accounts

Department for Communities and Local Government accounts qualified following spending breaches

02 Jul 2013

Smaller consultancies thrive as emerging markets beckon

Smaller management consultancies picking up specialist work as companies look to take advantage of emerging markets

29 May 2013

Local Audit Bill has “gaping holes”, says Hodge

Arrangements set out in Local Audit Bill "will result in a more complex and fragmented audit regime", says Margaret Hodge

18 Jan 2013

ICAEW urges local audit cost rethink

Government must ensure firms are paid when they conduct a public interest report to hold local authorities accountable

21 Nov 2012

Newman confirmed as Audit Commission chairman

Eric Pickles confirms Newman as the man to wind down the Audit Commission

19 Sep 2012

Local government pensions: The seven main changes

New local government pension scheme details revealed

06 Jun 2012

Cameron - who has the most important job of all?

Bobby Lane believes accountants have done more than the government in helping nurture and protect businesses

09 May 2012

Boris' accountant speaks out over Livingstone tax clash

Boris Johnson's advisor refutes claims that his client's tax affairs are similar to mayoral rival Ken Livingstone

04 Apr 2012

Councils to choose their own auditors, DCLG confirms

Government publishes proposals on next steps post-Audit Commission

05 Jan 2012

Local government IFRS adoption 'a significant challenge'

Local government has coped well will the "significant challenge" of global accounting standards, watchdog concludes

14 Dec 2011

NAO: Government accounts need improvement

Comptroller and auditor general qualifies first 'whole of government' accounts for its exclusion of controlled bodies such as nationalised banks

29 Nov 2011

Tax breaks for SME lenders, urges FPB

Forum of Private Business calls on the government to encourage alternative lending to SMEs through tax breaks

23 Nov 2011

Optimal budgeting 'essential' as council funding down 11.8%

CIPFA and the Audit Committee underline importance of budgeting as council funding falls

17 Nov 2011

Local public audit plans attacked

Stakeholders criticise local public audit proposals at a Conservative Conference fringe event hosted by ACCA

04 Oct 2011

Mazars invests in Audit Commission spin-off

Mazars is the mystery backer behind Audit Commission spin-off mutual DA Partnership

29 Sep 2011

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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