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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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Punch outlines share dilution survival plan

Major restructuring of debt outlined by Punch, which will leave shareholders with 15% equity

19 Aug 2014

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Fenner division director handed group FD role

Current FD Richard Perry announces retirement from FTSE 250 company, with John Pratt set to replace him

19 Aug 2014

Mid-sized UK business more upbeat than foreign counterparts

Mid-sized businesses confident about the economy and their company's prospects - more so than their counterparts in other countries

19 Aug 2014

Deloitte CFO to step up after CEO Echevarria’s retirement

Frank Friedman will take the interim CEO post prior to elections to find Joe Echevarria's successor

18 Aug 2014

One in seven FTSE 350 companies to tender audit in 2014

Tenders double year-one-year ahead of Competition and Market Authority compulsion, PwC finds

18 Aug 2014

Essex fire authority discovers £15m accounts black hole

Authority and its auditors PwC and EY fail to identify £1.8m annual shortfall since 2006 accounting change

15 Aug 2014

Auto-enrolment hits four million milestone

Pensions Regulator reveals 21,000 employers are now compliant with auto-enrolment

15 Aug 2014

Admiral promotes Geraint Jones to CFO

Owner of confused.com names new CFO as Kevin Chidwick focuses on role as CEO of Admiral's US insurance business

13 Aug 2014

Former Autonomy FD accuses HP of cover-up

Former Autonomy FD Sushovan Hussain hits back at claims he is a 'fraudster' and accuses HP of 'corrupt' cover-up

13 Aug 2014

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

Rupert Soames hires Aggreko lieutenant as Serco CFO

Angus Cockburn leaves Aggreko to join former boss at scandal-hit outsourcing group

12 Aug 2014

Greene King to appeal tax scheme ruling

Pub chain and brewer outlines plans to continue court action over tax structure

12 Aug 2014

Accounting rule change could wipe £25bn off UK companies

Changes to how companies account for surpluses in their pension schemes could knock £25bn off FTSE 350 balance sheets

12 Aug 2014

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

Aviva CFO planning to cut insurer's tax bill

Aviva CFO suggests the insurer has paid too much UK tax because of its debt structure

08 Aug 2014

Standard Life: Still no clarity on Scottish vote

Financial services firm notes none of its concerns over Scottish independence have been addressed, less than two months before vote

07 Aug 2014

FatFace CFO departs following IPO u-turn

Helen Cowing leaves retailer to 'pursue career opportunities elsewhere' months after planned flotation shelved

07 Aug 2014

KPMG retains £12m Old Mutual audit contract

The firm will be reappointed to continue its work after 2016, following the bank’s tender

07 Aug 2014

Walgreens abandons UK tax base plans as pressure tells

After soul-searching - and advice from tax advisers - Walgreens ditches plan to shift tax base to UK post-Boots takeover

07 Aug 2014

Latest Opinion

Geopolitical threats endanger growth prospects

New geopolitical threats are accentuating concerns that the global economy may be facing a prolonged period of low growth

A clear and tangled vision to benefit from the cloud

Be innovative, brave and use a multitude of suppliers to make the cloud work effectively - and be safe, writes Peter Cochrane

Is the Commonwealth good for British business?

Most research finds that being a former British colony has, at best, a neutral effect on economic growth

Latest Analysis

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

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

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

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