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Small group of Tesco staff to ‘blame' for £250m black hole

Hotly anticipated explanation for overstatement scandal expected to shed light on events that led to current crisis

20 Oct 2014

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Analysis

Tesco's fall from grace compounded by accounting blunder

Tesco's accounting debacle has set the supermarket back a long way, but does it have the wherewithal to bounce back? asks Chris Warmoll

17 Oct 2014

Blog

Off Balance: Who let the dogs in? Wetherspoons asks FRC

The FRC, board structures and corporate governance in general, get lambasted by Wetherspoons' Tim Martin

14 Oct 2014

News

Post-Budget surge in DB to DC transfers fails to materialise

The anticipated slew of transfers from defined benefit to defined contribution pension funds has not taken place, consultancies claim

14 Oct 2014

News

Egon Zehnder announces female CFO drive

Executive recruiter Egon Zehnder is seeking to increase the number of female CFOs in the FTSE 100 to 25 by the year 2025

14 Oct 2014

News

HP confirms plan to split business in two

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc to form new companies

07 Oct 2014

Opinion

Leader: Reporting watchdog needs sharper teeth

The FRC must be granted powers to compel companies to give it access to internal documents, rather than the voluntary basis that currently exists

06 Oct 2014

News

Tesco boosts retail experience with new board members

Compass chief executive Richard Cousins takes non-executive role at Tesco

06 Oct 2014

News

Accounting watchdog criticised over lack of SME representation

FRC lacks SME representation on its board and councils, ICAEW council member claims

03 Oct 2014

Analysis

FRC reaches compromise rather than consensus over going concern

The certainty investors are looking for may still elude them under revised going concern guidance

03 Oct 2014

News

CFOs’ risk appetite at all-time high, claims Deloitte

CFOs in confident mood and willing to take on more risk as UK grows

30 Sep 2014

News

Insider dealing charges slapped on former Morrisons tax chief

FCA charges Paul Gerard Coyle with two offences of insider trading

30 Sep 2014

News

Business Finance Awards 2015 launched

New categories: Corporate Finance Provider of the Year; and Accountant of the Year, launched at the latest Business Finance Awards

29 Sep 2014

News

Tesco round-up: Internal leaks reveal more turmoil

Weekend papers provide more insight into the culture of Tesco in recent times

29 Sep 2014

News

BlackRock offloads Tesco stock

Crisis at stricken retailer deepens as second largest shareholder BlackRock offloads shares

25 Sep 2014

News

Tesco suspends execs and calls in Deloitte over overstating profits

Huge overstatement sees execs suspended, including UK FD, and Deloitte called in to investigate

22 Sep 2014

Blog

Predicting the future is a job for soothsayers, not directors

There is too much volatility in world markets for predictions more than 12 months hence to be anything other than guesswork

19 Sep 2014

News

Businesses breath sigh of relief over Scotland 'no' vote

Businesses welcome 'no' vote but further constitutional change is very likely following the clear result of the referendum

19 Sep 2014

News

FRC publishes final guidance on going concern

FRC retains original wording of controversial going concern proposals in updated corporate governance code

17 Sep 2014

Analysis

New AA FD will hope governance potholes are filled

With AA CFO Andy Boland to leave the newly-listed business alongside the departure of its CEO, will governance concerns be answered prior to a new finance chief's arrival?

12 Sep 2014

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Latest Opinion

Leader: Reporting watchdog needs sharper teeth

The FRC must be granted powers to compel companies to give it access to internal documents, rather than the voluntary basis that currently exists

Implications from Scotland's ‘No' stretch far beyond the UK

With uncertainty over Scotland's future removed, the Bank of England can think more clearly about the timing of the first policy tightening

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

Latest Analysis

FRC reaches compromise rather than consensus over going concern

The certainty investors are looking for may still elude them under revised going concern guidance

Tesco's fall from grace compounded by accounting blunder

Tesco's accounting debacle has set the supermarket back a long way, but does it have the wherewithal to bounce back? asks Chris Warmoll

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