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Over the past year, the Audit and Assurance Faculty have worked to get our technical ducks in a row on audit exemption. Now I'm looking for your feedback.

We're expecting a world in which most companies can choose whether or not to have an audit....
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The old ICAEW Assurance Service is being replaced by new, internationally recognised, assurance review engagements. What is the difference?

 

Background

 

On 23 October 2013, ICAEW published TECH09/13AAF Assurance review engagements on...

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When the European Parliament voted in the new Accounting Directive, a subtle change expanded the permitted definition of a small company. Could the UK use this to extend audit exemption? What might that mean for SMEs and their auditors?
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Social media is a highly effective tool for sharing your expertise and voicing your opinions (that is, ‘pushing’ information to friends, fans and followers). What may be less obvious to some is that social media is also a powerful resour...
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Small companies – reduced disclosures?

The EC is also currently discussing changes to the accounting directive itself that will affect all small companies not just ‘micros’. With the aim of cutting red tape for small businesses...

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SMEs and Business Confidence

Last week saw the release of the Q4 ICAEW/Grant Thornton Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) report.  The findings highlighted the largest decline in the Business Confidence Index (BCI) since the height of the re...

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Contribute to ICAEW's response to the BIS audit exemption consultation.
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SMEs need to be knowledgeable in a broad range of areas to achieve sustainable growth in today’s volatile economic environment. The list of topics to be considered by SME practitioners appears to be somewhat infinite ranging from recruitment and ret...
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The Financial Report Faculty held two webinars on Monday 13 December 2010 and Wednesday 12 January 2011 dealing with the proposed Financial Reporting Standard for Medium-sized Entities (FRSME).  If you have missed both of these webina...
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As we move one step closer to adopting the IFRS for SMEs as UK GAAP, we are delighted to welcome a senior member of the ASB staff, to outline the latest developments in this important debate.