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FRC addresses confusion over pensions impact of FRS102

Reporting watchdog responds to fears accounting standards changes could add millions to corporate liabilities

20 Aug 2014

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Analysis

FRC nears end of Sisyphean task of implementing going concern

The FRC’s third set of going concern proposals attempted a compromise. Naomi Rainey looks at the corporate and investor positions

13 Aug 2014

News

FRC chairman Bischoff to head JP Morgan’s European arm

Watchdog denies any conflict of interest in the chairman role, which has been approved by UK financial regulators

13 Aug 2014

News

IASB scraps dual lease accounting model

IASB reverts to single model for lease expenses, scrapping the dual approach agreed with US counterpart FASB last year

11 Aug 2014

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Banks take a forward view of losses under new IFRS rule

IASB issues finished financial instruments accounting standard, but fails in convergence attempts with FASB

25 Jul 2014

News

FRC consults on local audit regulation

Accounting regulator launches consultation on audit of local public bodies

22 Jul 2014

Blog

Off Balance: FRC loves Mark 'Amour' Armour. Fact

Financial Director's 'back page' look at the FRC's love-tinged typo

17 Jul 2014

News

FRC warns of ‘engagement deficit’ among investors

FRC raises concerns of emerging "engagement deficit" among investors in mid-market companies

17 Jul 2014

News

FRC drops investigation into jailed Torex exec

FRC closes investigation into Christopher Moore, a convicted fraudster, because of ‘insufficient evidence of misconduct'

07 Jul 2014

News

FRC faces Lords committee grilling over going concern

Watchdog's bosses will answer questions over controversial proposals, as investors blast plans

07 Jul 2014

News

Investors slam FRC going concern proposals

Plans to water down ongoing viability statements will be “damaging to the public interest”, according to top shareholders

04 Jul 2014

News

IFAC and CIPFA framework targets better public sector governance

Public sector organisations plagued by “nepotism, inefficiency, corruption and poor financial management”

03 Jul 2014

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FRC publishes strategic report guidance

FRC guidance will help companies look beyond current year earnings to provide a broader picture of shareholder value creation

09 Jun 2014

News

FRC: True and fair overrides accounting standards

FRC reconfirms that a true and fair view remains fundamental requirement of financial reporting

06 Jun 2014

Analysis

Regulators publish new global revenue accounting standard

Way companies account for revenue overhauled by global and US standard setters, in major step towards creating a converged set of international accounting rules

29 May 2014

News

UK accounting watchdog launches C2000 probe

FRC probe follows conclusion of independent investigation into distributor's UK and European accounting practices

13 May 2014

News

IASB publishes amendments to IAS 16 and IAS 38

Accounting standard setter clarifies acceptable methods of depreciation and amortisation

13 May 2014

News

Bischoff labelled ‘odd choice' as new FRC chair

Credibility of Bischoff's appointment at FRC called into question during parliamentary hearing

08 May 2014

News

FCA tightens de-listing rules

FCA plans to curb powers of controlling shareholders when taking companies private

07 May 2014

Analysis

Radical overhaul brings powerful competition regulator into existence

On 1 April 2014, the Competition and Markets Authority officially became the regulator of mergers in the UK, writes Phil Cowan

28 Apr 2014

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New masterclasses: FRS 102/cashflow/small biz accounting

Accountancy Age expands on last year's successful masterclasses with new series of courses

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Latest Analysis

FRC nears end of Sisyphean task of implementing going concern

The FRC’s third set of going concern proposals attempted a compromise. Naomi Rainey looks at the corporate and investor positions

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

Judgement will play a key part in implementing new financial instruments standards, finds Richard Crump

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