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SME Recovery Tracker: Reality of lockdown lifting hits hard on SMEs

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 17 Jul 2020

The easing of lockdown restrictions in the UK has not alleviated concerns about the future viability of SMEs or eased the stresses they are under,.... read more

ACCA and PrimeGlobal announce global agreement

  • Author: Zoya Malik
  • Published: 14 Jul 2020

ACCA and PrimeGlobal have signed an agreement to work together on several projects, including thought leadership, professional research and.... read more

GRI and SASB announce collaboration

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 13 Jul 2020

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have announced a collaborative work plan, in.... read more

AICPA urges IRS to ‘act immediately’ to provide penalty relief due to pandemic

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 9 Jul 2020

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has urged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide broader tax administrative and penalty relief ahead.... read more

Reactions to UK Chancellor’s statement

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 8 Jul 2020

The UK chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a number of measures in parliament today [8 July] in an effort to help the UK economy recover from the.... read more

IFAC: Audit committees must rise to the challenges of the new normal

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 8 Jul 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the way we live and work, the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the Institute of.... read more

AICPA offers Covid-19 Student Hardship Grant

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 7 Jul 2020

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is offering up to $50,000 in education grants to help undergraduate and graduate accounting students who.... read more

Firms react to UK FRC’s principles for operational separation of audit practices

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 6 Jul 2020

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has set out its principles for an operational separation of the audit practices of the Big Four firms.. read more

CIMA: UK Government should concentrate on four key areas for Covid-19 recovery

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 2 Jul 2020

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has published a set of recommendations designed to support the UK Government in helping.... read more

Change of plans for AAT remote invigilation

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 1 Jul 2020

Despite previous plans for the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) to move to remote invigilation (RI), the AAT has now deemed it is.... read more

Bank of International Settlements selects Bank of England to host an Innovation Hub Centre

  • Author: Zoya Malik
  • Published: 30 Jun 2020

This UK centre will support the global central banking and finance community through the development of digital public goods - addressing issues of.... read more

Digitisation of company incorporation and taxation drives UK competitiveness

  • Author: Zoya Malik
  • Published: 30 Jun 2020

The UK government’s digital drive in tax, along with online company formation processes, has helped make the UK one of the simplest places to do.... read more

Passing of Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act into law

  • Author: Zoya Malik
  • Published: 30 Jun 2020

A number of key organisations from across the insolvency and restructuring framework have welcomed the passing of the Corporate Insolvency and.... read more

Employers offered time to come clean on furlough errors

  • Published: 30 Jun 2020

On the proposed amendments to the Finance Bill on how HMRC proposes to deal with employers who have made errors relating to COVID-19 support.... read more

IASB issues amendments to IFRS 17

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 26 Jun 2020

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has issued amendments to IFRS17 Insurance Contracts with the aim of helping companies implement.... read more

CIMA: Long-term UK recovery will depend on solving productivity puzzle

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 25 Jun 2020

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has call called on the UK Government to look beyond the short-term and address the ‘UK’s.... read more

ISCA re-elect Kon Yin Tong as president

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 22 Jun 2020

Kon Yin Tong has been re-elected as the president of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).. read more

A quarter of JSE-listed entities have rotated audit firms ahead of MAFR

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 22 Jun 2020

A quarter of Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) companies have rotated their audit firms ahead of the 2023 Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation (MAFR).... read more

UK’s FRC appoints new chair of Pre-Exemption Group

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 18 Jun 2020

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has appointed Simon Fraser as chair of the Pre-Exemption Group (PEG). Fraser has been a longstanding.... read more

Majority of UK accountants concerned about finding new employment

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 16 Jun 2020

A worrying 80% of UK accounting and finance professionals feel stressed about trying to find a new role in the current climate, with one in four.... read more


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