Sir David Tweedie, chairman of the
Standards Board, has been summoned to Westminster to discuss fair value.
In addition, the Treasury select committee has also called on Paul Boyle, the
head of the FRC, and ICAEW chief executive Michael Izza to appear before them on
End-users of accounts including the
Bankers Association will also make a contribution during the sessions.
The committee is inviting evidence from interested parties, to be filed by 3
November, and it plans to address several key areas. These include: the purpose
of accounts and their audience; the role fair value has played in the crisis;
whether any rule changes are needed; and the role and accountability of the
The IASB chief has had to weather increasing political pressure in the last
few weeks as proposals to suspend fair value have been made.
Sir David has attempted to stand his ground, but he may be called upon to
explain the IASB’s reclassification efforts, rolled out to reduce the
differences between IFRS and US GAAP. This has been interpreted as a partial
climbdown in some quarters.
Steve Butler of Punter Southall Aspire highlights the importance of pension governance meetings to protect against mistakes and safeguard company reputation
The FRC has said that the investigation will 'consider, but not be restricted to, issues regarding misstated accounting balances'
Nasar Zamir of Congruent discusses the RBS complaints process for GRG losses and how specialist guidance can best support a claim
The AAT will deliver the end point assessments for the apprenticeships