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    1. February 18, 2015

      Watchdog ‘disappointed’ with Grant Thornton audits

      A report from the UK accountancy watchdog said it was “disappointed” to find that five of the eight Grant Thornton audits it...

    2. February 15, 2015

      Large fund groups call for ‘kite mark’ of quality

      Some of the UK’s largest asset managers are calling for a kite mark for investment groups that offer a quality service. It...

    1. February 5, 2015

      Watchdog warns UK stores over Tesco probe

      An investigation into Tesco’s relations with its suppliers, following accusations of bullying and delayed payments, could...

    2. February 3, 2015

      UK watchdog hands KPMG fines totalling £390,000

      The UK accountancy watchdog said on Tuesday it had fined KPMG a total of £390,000 for putting commercial considerations...

    3. January 30, 2015

      Tribunal throws out eight Deloitte charges in MG Rover case

      Deloitte, the accountancy firm, has won a victory in its appeal against a record £14m fine for its role in the collapse of...

    4. January 27, 2015

      National Grid pulls plug on quarterly reporting

      National Grid has become the largest FTSE-listed company to abandon quarterly reporting, following a rule change from the UK...

    5. January 18, 2015

      Aim stocks miss target but backers remain undeterred

      One thing you can’t take away from the Alternative Investment Market as it heads for its 20th anniversary: its success in...

    6. January 16, 2015

      Quindell’s new deputy chairman quits Financial Reporting Council

      Jim Sutcliffe has resigned from the board of the Financial Reporting Council, days after the insurance executive accepted...

    7. January 15, 2015

      Investment firms face FRC crackdown over stewardship code

      Investment firms that sign up to the City’s stewardship code but pay only lip service to its guidance on engaging with...

    8. January 12, 2015

      Deloitte could face fine over Aero Inventory audit

      Deloitte, one of the UK’s big four accountancy firms, a Deloitte partner and the former finance director of one of the...

    9. January 12, 2015

      Private sector left floundering by risk of contracts such as Sellafield

      Until 2011, a visit to Sellafield atomic power station was de rigueur for any school in Northern England seeking a day trip...

    10. December 30, 2014

      New year honours: Governance pioneer made a Companion of Honour

      Sir Adrian Cadbury has been a pioneer for corporate governance reform for more than 20 years, but has been made a Companion...

    11. December 28, 2014

      Corporate Review: A year to forget

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    12. December 21, 2014

      Rolls-Royce pledges greater openness with investors

      John Rishton, chief executive of Rolls-Royce, pledged greater openness with investors in a bid to restore relations with a...

    13. December 8, 2014

      Watchdog warns retailers over supplier payments

      Retailers must provide much more clarity about the extent and nature of payments they receive from their suppliers in their...

    14. December 8, 2014

      US court ensures BP has worst possible start to era of cheap oil

      Game over. BP can take one of its beefs with US justice little further. The Supreme Court has declined to rule whether...

    15. December 5, 2014

      Bob Diamond backs Grassroot Soccer

      Bob Diamond: Soccer gem Now here’s a worthy cause, with a novel twist: preventing HIV in Africa through the universal...

    16. December 2, 2014

      FRC review finds two institutions need ‘significant’ improvement

      Two bank and building society audits required “significant improvements”, the UK accountancy watchdog said on Tuesday, as it...

    17. December 1, 2014

      Exit will be a disaster for UK and Europe, say many City heavyweights

      For years, the City of London has taken for granted its status as Europe’s primary financial centre. But as rows over...

    18. November 30, 2014

      Number of female fund executives falls in UK

      The number of female executive directors working in the UK fund management industry has fallen over the past year, with...

    19. November 12, 2014

      Financial reporting: short is sweet

      Be honest, be clear, be done with it. As columnists know, a word limit focuses the mind and helps the reader. Lehman...

    20. October 26, 2014

      Succession planning faces tighter climate

      UK regulators are looking at tightening guidelines on company succession planning because of growing concerns over the way...

    21. October 14, 2014

      Ten UK companies fell short of FRC reporting standards

      Ten UK companies including WH Smith, Royal Bank of Scotland and Rolls-Royce have issued financial statements that failed to...

    22. October 8, 2014

      FRC to name and shame companies forced to correct annual reports

      All companies that are forced to make changes to their annual reports by the UK’s accountancy watchdog are to be named and...

    23. October 1, 2014

      Succession plans earn a role at the top

      The best and the worst of UK plc succession planning have been on display in recent days. On the positive side,...

    24. September 17, 2014

      Need to keep talent not enough to justify big pay, says watchdog

      Companies will no longer be able to use retaining talent as a justification for paying big remuneration packages, the UK...

    25. September 15, 2014

      FRC fines Worthington Nicholls external auditor

      The accountancy watchdog has levied a hefty fine on the external auditor of Worthington Nicholls, the now defunct...

    26. September 7, 2014

      Less is not always more for Financial Reporting Council

      Simplifying the accounting rules for small companies is a cause for celebration not crying. Isn’t it? Any effort to ease the...

    27. September 2, 2014

      UK accountancy watchdog fines Mazars £2m over pension fund advice

      The UK accountancy watchdog has ordered audit and advisory firm Mazars £2m for falling short of regulatory standards while...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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