The House of Commons Public Accounts committee is urging the government to move swiftly to implement the Sharman report extending the powers of the National Audit Office. In a special report, Westminster’s main financial watchdog fully endorsed proposals allowing the NAO to audit non-departmental public bodies and gain access to companies established by public bodies and organisations which receive public funds such as train operators. The full story is at www.accountancyage.com/News/1118604.
Cowgill Holloway and Warings Business Advisors have merged, with a range of growth plans in the North West put in place
New growth opportunities in Aberdeen, North East Scotland, are being invested in by Grant Thornton
If businesses do not take cyber security seriously in their business planning regulators may do it for them, the ICAEW has warned
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season