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Two jurisdictions removed from EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 25 May 2018

The European Council has removed the Bahamas and Saint Kitts and Nevis from the EU’s list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions.. read more

Tax fraud: EU standard provision agreed for agreements with third countries

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 25 May 2018

The European Council has approved a standard provision on good tax governance to be included in EU agreements with third countries.. read more

The Accountant & International Accounting Bulletin Awards 2018: Nominations open

  • Published: 23 May 2018

The Accountant & International Accounting Bulletin Awards 2018 are now open for nominations until 19 July.. read more

UK select committee calls for CMA investigation of Big Four to start 'as soon as possible'

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 23 May 2018

The UK Select Committee has called on the new chairman of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Andrew Tyrie to ask his staff ‘to initiate.... read more

BEPS standards adoption grows

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 18 May 2018

More governments have brought their preferential tax regimes in line with the OECD/G20 standards to improve the international tax framework.. read more

ACCA and CFA Institute sign MoU for ethics and professionalism

  • Published: 16 May 2018

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and CFA Institute agreed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing a.... read more

Carillion report slams both auditors and regulators

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 16 May 2018

The Work and Pensions and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has called for the Big Four to be potentially.... read more

European Council adopts rules on environmental reporting

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 14 May 2018

The European Council (EC) has updated its rules, with the aim of streamlining EU legislation in the field of environmental reporting.. read more

FRC: high quality audit enhanced by stronger culture

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 10 May 2018

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has found that high quality auditing is easier to achieve when firm culture promotes an ethical attitude.... read more

SASB founder and chair steps down from role

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 4 May 2018

Jean Rogers, founder and former CEO of the Sustainability Accounting Standard Board (SASB) has stepped down from her role as chair of the.... read more

British Overseas territories reject UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 2 May 2018

A number of the British overseas territories named in an amendment in the UK Governments Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill have already.... read more

Knowledge Hub to help organisations implement the TCFD recommendations launched

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 2 May 2018

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) have launched the TCFD Knowledge.... read more

EU member states only follow basic requirements of Non-Financial Reporting Directive

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 1 May 2018

CSR Europe, GRI and Accountancy Europe have found most EU member states are only implementing the basic requirements of the EU Directive on.... read more

ICAS appoints new president

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 1 May 2018

Sandy Manson has been appointed president of ICAS, succeeding Brian Souter.. read more

MTD legislation to spur demand for accountancy compliance services 

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 27 Apr 2018

UK accountants are likely to provide more clients with VAT submission services due to the Making Tax Digital (MTD) legislation, according to.... read more

Big Four to face further scrutiny

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 26 Apr 2018

The Big Four could face scrutiny from the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) following the appointment of Andrew Tyrie as its new chair.. read more

UK Government to review Financial Reporting Council

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 18 Apr 2018

The UK Government has launched an independent review of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) to assess its role, powers and independence.. read more

The Association of Chartered Accountants to support development of the profession in Myanmar

  • Published: 17 Apr 2018

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Myanmar Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) have agreed a capacity.... read more

CPA Canada: US worries drag down Canadian confidence

  • Published: 16 Apr 2018

Uncertainty around the U.S has helped cause a significant downturn in Canadian optimism, according to a survey of professional accountants in.... read more

Global Ethics Board rewrites Code of Ethics

  • Published: 13 Apr 2018

The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) has rewritten its Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants.. read more


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