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SFO halts HP/Autonomy probe

Serious Fraud Office closes investigation into long-running HP/Autonomy spat but US probe continues

20 Jan 2015

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Sutcliffe resigns as FRC standards chair over Quindell share options

FRC chairman of codes and standards committee steps down after Quindell share deal appears to put him conflict with watchodg's code

16 Jan 2015

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FRC urges deeper engagement with stewardship code

FRC expresses disappointment that "too many signatories fail to follow-through on their commitment to the code"

15 Jan 2015

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Directors suspected of wrongdoing in 30% of insolvencies

Company bosses in a third of insolvency cases are referred to the Insolvency Service's Disqualification Unit for unfit conduct, research finds

01 Dec 2014

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FRC consults on new interim reporting requirements

FRC to scrap half-yearly financial reports and preliminary announcements in favour of new requirements based on international rules around interim reporting

12 Nov 2014

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Six FTSE 350 companies fail to meet FRC reporting standards

Ten UK company reports, including six from the FTSE 350, determined to have fallen short of FRC requirements

14 Oct 2014

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Accounting watchdog criticised over lack of SME representation

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

03 Oct 2014

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FRC 'closely monitoring' Tesco situation

FRC keeping close eye on developments following Tesco's profit overstatements

24 Sep 2014

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FRC publishes final guidance on going concern

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

17 Sep 2014

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CFOs appointed to FRC advisory councils

Reporting watchdog makes raft of appointments to its accounting and assurance councils

04 Sep 2014

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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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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

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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

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FRC consults on local audit regulation

Accounting regulator launches consultation on audit of local public bodies

22 Jul 2014

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FRC warns of ‘engagement deficit’ among investors

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

17 Jul 2014

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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

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FRC faces Lords committee grilling over going concern

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

07 Jul 2014

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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

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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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