The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published the Exposure Draft of Proposed ISA (UK) 600 Special Considerations -Audits of Group Financial Statements (Including the Work of Component Auditors). The revisions build upon the recently revised international version of the standard, with an enhanc
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has commenced an investigation in relation to the audit conducted by Deloitte LLP of the financial statements of Go-Ahead Group plc. The investigation concerns the years ended 3 July 2021, 27 June 2020, 29 June 2019, 30 June 2018, 1 July 2017, and 2 July 2016.
The Financial Reporting Council's (FRC) UKEB has extended the deadline to recruit members for its Investor Advisory Group (IAG) to Tuesday, 26 April 2022. The UKEB is establishing six advisory groups that will provide specialist knowledge and information as input into its technical decision-making.
Following a trial at Southwark Crown Court, Boris Franz Becker was convicted of four counts against the Insolvency Act 1986. Mr Becker will appear for sentencing on 29 April 2022.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a new strategy to improve outcomes for consumers and in markets throughout the UK. As the FCA’s remit is broad and growing, the three-year strategy prioritises resources to prevent serious harm, set higher standards and promote competition. Th
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has urged Facebook to take action on scam investment adverts following a rise in fraud attacks on social media platforms. Nikhil Rathi, chief executive of the FCA, listed Facebook’s owner Meta and Twitter as companies that must accelerate their crackdown o
Filippo Dioguardi, the director of Glasgow-based Camardo Coffee (Scotland), has been disqualified as a director for nine years after a £50,000 Bounce Back Loan could not be accounted for. Mr Dioguardi was sole director of the company which was incorporated in 2015 and registered initially at a
Tax avoidance schemes have been named for the first time by HMRC as users are warned they could face large tax bills. HMRC has today advised anyone involved in Absolute Outsourcing’s or Purple Pay Limited’s Equity Participation Scheme to withdraw from them as soon as possible to prevent
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published its 3-Year Plan which sets out the FRC’s progress toward establishing the new Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA). The FRC’s 3-Year Plan follows the government’s 2021 consultation ‘Restoring Trust in Audit and C
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published proposals for a compensation scheme for former members of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) who received unsuitable advice to transfer out of the fund. The FCA has found that almost half (46%) of the advice it reviewed relating to BSPS was un
Former Rangers player Neil Mccann has lost a £200,000 battle with HMRC over his work as a TV pundit. Mr Mccann began a career in commentary work when he retired from playing football.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today published its recommendations for the future oversight and governance of Open Banking. The CMA’s recommendations will be taken into consideration in the design of a future entity to succeed the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE). The
Scottish accountancy firms and financial regulatory bodies have responded to Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Spring Statement announced yesterday. The Chancellor cut fuel duty by 5p per litre, which came into force from 6pm last night and will last until March next year. He also announced that the income t
The number of reports to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of alleged cryptocurrency scams has more than doubled in the last year. According to a Freedom of Information request, the FCA received 6,372 alerts about suspected crypto frauds in 2021, an increase from the 3,143 reported in 2020.
HMRC is warning Self Assessment customers to be on their guard following the Self Assessment deadline after more than 570,000 scams were reported to HMRC in the last year. At this time of year, Self Assessment customers are at increased risk of falling victim to scams, even if they don’t menti