Law and regulation

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Last month, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) published a consultation paper on proposed amendments to the regulatory frameworks for Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) and Qualifying Partnerships. 

The pro...
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The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved ICAEW’s Licensed Practice scheme as an ATOL Reporting Accountants’ scheme. Your firm can now apply to ICAEW to become an ICAEW Licensed Practice.

Acting for ATOL licence ...

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The FRC has issued, for consultation, a revised Ethical Standard (the ‘FRC ES’).  It is intended to replace the Auditing Practices Board’s (APB) Ethical Standards for Auditors 1 to 5. 

Whilst the current standards adopt a threats and safeguards a...
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ICAEW is launching a campaign to promote the value of ICAEW Chartered Accountants to businesses. The premise of the campaign is to encourage them to choose a qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Many practitioners have been complaining for years...
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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 f...
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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 ...