DTI’s review of company law.

Mar 1998 – DTI’s launches long-term fundamental review of core company law

Jan 2000 – Sir John Bourn is appointed chair of the Accountancy Foundation Review Board

Dec 2000 – The Company Law Review steering committee proposes auditor’s duty of care be extended beyond its current limits, but raises possibility of ‘capping’ liabilities.

Former NHS chief Colin Reeves appointed as first director of Review Board

Feb 2001 – Review of Company Law set to conclude.

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