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Financial Reporting Council

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FRC facing “considerable” budget pressure

FRC to increase levies on account preparers to tackle budget pressures from rise in audit inspections

24 Apr 2014

Stephen Haddrill

Interview

Interview: FRC chief executive Stephen Haddrill

The boss of the FRC on how the watchdog is promoting high-quality reporting and governance in order to foster investment

24 Apr 2014

News

FRC to expose companies that fail to report accurate information

Companies will be forced to admit to FRC inquiries, under reporting watchdog proposals

16 Apr 2014

Feature

Long road ahead as IASB remedies governance concerns

The international accounting standards setter has a battle to stave of pressure over IFRS, and its own governance

14 Apr 2014

News

FRC Lab launches project on dividend disclosure

Financial Reporting Lab launches project on the effective communication and disclosure of dividend policy and capacity

02 Apr 2014

News

FRC to launch new consultation on going concern

UK reporting watchdog to develop going concern proposals for further public consultation following investor criticism, Financial Director can reveal

26 Mar 2014

News

IASB amends disclosure requirements in IAS 1

Standard setter plans narrow changes to the way financial statements are presented under IFRS

26 Mar 2014

Analysis

Crowd control the focus of new funding rules

New crowdfunding rules will improve access to finance through schemes like EIS, writes Matthew Phillips

24 Mar 2014

News

Schroders makes £15m tax provision

Fund manager sets aside £15m for potential tax fine from DOJ investigation

10 Mar 2014

Opinion

Prioritising prudence and conduct in a regulated market

Jim Muir looks at the role of the regulator in creating a more controlled market as the financial services outlook continues to improve

05 Mar 2014

Analysis

IFRS 9 leaves IASB with impaired convergence

The lack of a single asset impairment model between the IASB and FASB leaves preparers playing piggy in the middle

05 Mar 2014

News

IASB to overhaul processes as further filing issues arise

The IFRS Foundation overhauls governance processes in light of continued shortcomings in its filing record at Companies House

25 Feb 2014

News

FCA slaps broker Homeserve with £30.6m fine

FCA issues £30.6m fine to broker Homeserve following “serious, systemic and long running failings” across its business

14 Feb 2014

Blog

Off Balance: Good Month/Bad Month - January 2014

Off Balance looks at the financial winners and losers in the last month

06 Feb 2014

News

FCA to appear before Treasury Select Committee

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to appear before the Treasury Select Committee (TSC) for its bi-annual grilling next week

03 Feb 2014

Opinion

Bischoff a winning appointment as next head of the FRC

The FRC's new chairman must bring his banking experience to bear on how the FRC tackles failings in bank audits, governance and financial reporting

29 Jan 2014

News

FRC investigating conduct of former Bradford & Bingley FD

FRC launches investigation into conduct of Chris Willford, Bradford & Bingley's FD between October 2005 and June 2009

21 Jan 2014

News

KPMG faces investigation over Co-op Bank audit

KPMG investigated over its audit of troubled lender Co-op Bank

20 Jan 2014

Analysis

IASB tunes financial instruments

A new model reduces the volatility arising from the application of hedge accounting, says Kush Patel

16 Jan 2014

News

Standard Chartered FD stripped of risk role

Bank moves risk oversight away from FD, following pressure from the Bank of England's financial watchdog

16 Dec 2013

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