Law and regulation

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Over one million small employers will reach their auto-enrolment staging date over the next two years and many are turning to us for support.  Although this should generate more income for practitioners in the longer term, the lack of clarity from t...
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New regulations approved by the UK Government in April 2015 introduce major changes to the information that small and medium-sized companies are required to file at Companies House. 

The new regulations, including the revised rules for filin...
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In March 2015, the UK Government approved regulations, The Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2015, which introduce significant changes to UK company law. For example:

Increased accounting thresholds.
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, proThis is a very important question and one which the profession needs to consider very carefully. I have quite often heard people say that having the right people is the most important factor in achieving good audit quality. But do we all agree ...
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The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has today published the Government’s formal response to the comments received on the 2014 consultation paper on the implementation of the new EU Accounting Directive (the ‘Directive...
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Heading off cyber security threats to business is one of the UK’s top priorities.

My ICAEW colleagues and I have been working closely with government departments and agencies to ensure that the reputation of Britain as a great place to do ...
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Whilst immediate popular attention focussed on the reform of stamp duty on residential property, buried in the detail of the Autumn Statement there are some important measures which received very limited media coverage, but are of direct relevance t...

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Private equity is having an extraordinary – and growing – effect on businesses of all sizes and at all stages of development.

The increasing influence of private equity – worth $274bn of buyouts across the world in 2013 alone &a...
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One of the biggest societal changes of the last five years has been a growth in contracting, freelancing and self-employment.

How does the forward looking accountancy practice get their heads around this? What does it represent and how may it imp...
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Towards the end of August this year, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) published its proposals on how to implement the new EU Accounting Directive in the UK. This was quickly followed by the related Financial Reporting Council&...