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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published an updated list of signatories to the UK Stewardship Code following its Spring 2022 assessment. Following the review process considering organisations’ investment styles, sizes and types, 43 new signatories were added, taking the total number

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has released the 20th edition of its annual Key Facts and Trends (KFAT) report. This year's KFAT shows that membership of the accountancy bodies continues to grow, with nearly 390,000 members in the UK and Republic of Ireland and over 590,000 members worldw

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has fined PwC £2.5 million and handed out a £60,000 fine to audit partner Richard Hughes. The verdict comes after an investigation revealed failings in PwC's 2017 audit of BT Group Plc after the discovery of £512m fraud.

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has reported a record £46.5 million in financial sanctions issued in the last year. The FRC published its fourth Annual Enforcement Review which reports a record number of cases resolved in the last year and record financial sanctions of £46.5m were

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KPMG has been fined £20 million by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) for its audits of Carillion and Regenersis. The £20m fine, which is the largest the big four firm has received in the UK, is part of sanctions for misconduct of audits carried out by KPMG for Carrilion and Regenersi

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published its annual report and accounts outlining the progress made over 2021/22 towards transitioning to the new independent regulator, the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA). The report sets out the achievements over the past year, incl

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has today published its annual inspection and supervision results of the largest audit firms (BDO, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG, Mazars and PwC). Overall, 75% of audits inspected were good or required limited improvement (compared to 71% in 2021 and 67% in

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The Executive Counsel of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has fined Grant Thornton UK a total of £520,000 in relation to its statutory audits of the financial statements of Sports Direct International (SDI) for the financial years ended 24 April 2016 and 29 April 2018. Sanctions have also

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Over the past few months, a number of firms around the world have been sanctioned by regulators regarding cheating in exams. The most recent example involved cheating in external professional exams in addition to cheating on internal assessments. EY was fined a record $100 million by the Security an

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The auditor of now-collapsed Laura Ashley, UHY Hacker Young (UHY), has been fined £300,000 by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) for failing to highlight serious financial issues at the design company and its imminent danger of collapse. The FRC issued a Final Settlement Decision Notice and

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has today published a Position Paper setting out the next steps to reform the UK’s audit and corporate governance framework. The paper follows the Government Response to the consultation on strengthening the UK’s Corporate Governance, Corporate Repor

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has today published comprehensive professional judgement guidance for auditors to improve how they exercise professional judgement. Professional judgement is key to high quality audit, however the FRC regularly identifies poor professional judgement as one of th

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Big Four accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been fined £5 million in relation to its audits of Galliford Try and Kier Group. The company was fined a total of £8,850,000, adjusted to £4,998,500, by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) - £3,038,750 and 

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