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  1. July 21, 2014

    UK boards urged to take control of ethical values

    Boards must take control of setting a company’s ethical values and be prepared to dismiss chief executives whose values are...

  2. July 4, 2014

    Lords to grill accountancy watchdog on ‘going concern’ rules

    The UK accountancy regulator is to be grilled by the House of Lords later this month on its controversial proposals on going...

  1. July 4, 2014

    Regulator ends investigation into former Torex chief

    The UK accountancy regulator has closed an investigation into a former executive of Torex Retail, a software company that...

  2. July 3, 2014

    Investor group warns on changes to governance code

    Proposed changes to the corporate governance code would weaken the assurances a company’s directors must currently give...

  3. June 12, 2014

    Watchdog drops probe into PwC’s Berkeley audit

    The UK’s accountancy watchdog has dropped an investigation into PwC over its auditing of upmarket housebuilder Berkeley. On...

  4. June 11, 2014

    Accountancy watchdog opens case against Baker Tilly audit unit

    The UK accountancy watchdog is pursuing a formal complaint against the audit arm of UK chartered accountant Baker Tilly and...

  5. June 8, 2014

    Bank annual reports too long or ‘complex’

    Banks and other financial companies are publishing annual reports that are overly complicated and indigestible, prompted in...

  6. May 28, 2014

    Audits in banking sector still not good enough, warns watchdog

    Audits in the banking sector are still not strong enough seven years after the financial crisis, the UK’s accounting...

  7. April 24, 2014

    Directors of UK-listed groups face bonus clampdown

    Directors of UK-listed companies face tougher rules governing bonus payments amid broad pressure for more pay discipline in...

  8. March 30, 2014

    Departing Lloyds chairman calls for return to ‘cosy’ regulation

    The departing chairman of Lloyds Banking Group has called for a return to 1970s-style informal banking regulation, when cosy...

  9. March 24, 2014

    Early blow for ‘say on pay’ guidelines

    A group representing institutional investors and pay campaigners has made a formal complaint to regulators, suggesting that...

  10. February 13, 2014

    Vodafone replaces auditor Deloitte with rival PwC

    Vodafone replaced its auditor for the first time since listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1991 amid a broad shake-up of...

  11. January 23, 2014

    Sir Win Bischoff to lead Financial Reporting Council

    Sir Win Bischoff has been appointed head of the Financial Reporting Council, as the accounting watchdog takes on...

  12. January 20, 2014

    Insider case fuels doubts over Morrison’s leadership

    Wm Morrison is having an unhappy new year. The grocer has suspended its treasurer, who, it has emerged, was arrested on...

  13. January 20, 2014

    Regulators to probe Co-op’s finances in a fresh blow to bank

    The accounting watchdog has joined a long list of investigators examining the near collapse of the Co-operative Bank as it...

  14. January 10, 2014

    Accounting watchdogs to look at RSA auditors

    Accounting watchdogs are examining the role of RSA’s former auditor Deloitte in Ireland over the irregularities that left...

  15. December 19, 2013

    Government contractors seem to be out of control

    The outsourcers are out of order. G4S is being referred to the Serious Fraud Office by the Ministry of Justice for a second...

  16. December 19, 2013

    EY fined £750,000 for audit of Christmas hamper company

    One of the world’s biggest auditors has become the latest company embroiled in the sorry tale of a failed Christmas hamper...

  17. December 18, 2013

    Deloitte faces grilling over RSA’s Irish arm

    Top shareholders in RSA are demanding explanations from the insurer’s former auditor Deloitte for failing to spot accounting...

  18. December 12, 2013

    Auditing watchdog slams ‘below average’ bank testing

    The regulatory body that oversees the auditing profession has criticised the industry’s “below average” quality and slow...

  19. November 20, 2013

    Deloitte given leave to appeal part of £14m fine ruling

    Deloitte, the accountancy firm, has been given leave to appeal part of a decision that imposed a £14m fine in relation to...

  20. November 6, 2013

    Lawyer draws up rules for global change

    The figure waiting patiently for me just inside the entrance to his London hotel is unassuming and almost easy to miss. But...

  21. October 10, 2013

    WH Smith lifts profit by squeezing costs

    Costs down, profits up – WH Smith sang a familiar tune when it posted its full-year results on Thursday, promising to cut...

  22. October 3, 2013

    UK looks to counter IFRS rules critics

    UK authorities have tried to put an end to claims that international accounting standards clash with company law by making a...

  23. September 20, 2013

    Auditors: doesn’t add up

    Got a problem? Form a committee. Still not happy? Form a second committee to oversee the first. That sounds like a parody,...

  24. September 16, 2013

    Regulator to probe PwC’s audit of housebuilder Berkeley

    The UK’s accountancy watchdog is investigating whether PwC was independent when it audited the accounts of housebuilder...

  25. September 9, 2013

    Deloitte fine shows advisership is no shield from Furies

    The Furies of Greek mythology have a counterpart in a tribunal of the Financial Reporting Council, which has just fined...

  26. September 9, 2013

    Deloitte fined record £14m over MG Rover case

    Deloitte has been fined a record £14m for failing to manage conflicts of interest during its role as an adviser to collapsed...

  27. August 18, 2013

    Audit the auditors

    There has been plenty of blame to go around for the financial crisis and the scandals it exposed. Until recently, some of it...

  28. August 7, 2013

    FRC probes Grant Thornton over building society audit

    A breach of accounting rules that caused Manchester Building Society to seek a capital injection earlier this year is being...

  29. August 6, 2013

    Watchdog to probe financial services audit by top accountancy firm

    The Financial Reporting Council will on Wednesday announce an investigation into a top accountancy firm’s audit of a...

  30. August 1, 2013

    Watchdog drops probe into KPMG’s audit of BAE

    The UK’s top accountancy regulator has dropped a long-running investigation into the auditing of commissions paid by BAE...

  31. July 29, 2013

    Deloitte faces fine and sanctions over MG Rover advice

    Deloitte is set to face sanctions and a fine after the UK’s accountancy regulator ruled that the firm failed in its role as...

  32. July 15, 2013

    Deloitte to face a further MG Rover hearing

    The UK arm of Deloitte will face another hearing this month about its work in the lead-up to the controversial collapse of...

  33. July 12, 2013

    PwC drags rivals into Cattles lawsuit

    PwC has dragged Deloitte and KPMG into its defence against a lawsuit that claims negligence in its auditing of Cattles, the...

  34. July 4, 2013

    The regulator who was wary of regulation

    For someone once accused of “drifting into a career”, Stephen Haddrill, chief executive of the UK’s Financial Reporting...

  35. June 24, 2013

    Regulatory threat hangs over long-term auditing links

    When the accountancy firm that is now KPMG was first appointed as auditor to Cookson, sterling was still on the gold...

  36. June 12, 2013

    Fine for ex-head of company behind Farepak

    The former head of the company behind Farepak, the failed Christmas hamper savings club, has been fined by an accountancy...

  37. June 4, 2013

    Watchdog orders UK auditors to disclose more details of work

    UK investors will get a fresh insight into potential weaknesses in a company’s accounting after a regulator decided to...

  38. May 29, 2013

    Financial Reporting Council warns on decline of UK audits

    The quality of audits of small UK companies has deteriorated over the past year even as overall standards have improved, the...

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