Consultations

Accounting / CIPFA plans index to measure local authority ‘financial resilience’

CIPFA is consulting on plans to launch an index to provide a meaningful measure of local authority financial resilience to reassure to councils who are financially stable and prompt challenge where it may be needed

Accounting / IASB consults on review of IAS 32 rules on equity reporting

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is consulting on ways to improve the classification of financial instruments and equity in financial statements

Accounting / EU plans disclosure rules on sustainable finance investments

The European Commission is consulting on plans to adopt a set of sustainable finance measures to improve transparency about sustainable investments

Accounting / CICs will have to report director remuneration

The government has signalled its intention to change secondary legislation to require mandatory reporting on director remuneration at community interest companies (CICs) later this year, reports Pat Sweet

Accounting / IESBA consults on 2019-2023 strategy and work plan

The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) is consulting on its proposed strategy and work plan covering the next five years, which will see the regulator leverage its completely rewritten and enhanced code of ethics 

Accounting / IFRS rules on changing accounting policy under IAS 8 up for review

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has issued a four-month consultation on minor amendments to IAS 8 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors, to improve the quality of financial reporting

Accounting / Demystifying changes to charities' annual returns

BDO partner Fiona Condron looks at the changes planned for charities and their annual return and highlights the issues to be aware of

Accounting / BEIS consults on streamlining energy and carbon reporting

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is consulting on proposals for streamlined energy and carbon reporting within the Companies Act 2006 business reporting framework, in a bid to reduce administrative burdens, raise awareness of energy efficiency, reduce bills, and save carbon

Accounting / IASB consults on narrow-scope amendments to IFRS 9 and IAS 28

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is consulting on minor amendments to IFRS 9 Financial Instruments and to IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures to aid implementation, even before IFRS 9 is implemented

Accounting / IASB consults on definition of material information in IAS 1 and IAS 8

The IASB has launched a consultation on proposed clarifications to IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements and IAS 8 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors centring on the definition of ‘material’ information in financial statements  

Accounting / IASB to clarify how to distinguish accounting policies from estimates

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is consulting on proposed narrow scope amendments to IAS 8 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors to make it easier for company preparers to make the distinction between accounting policies and accounting estimates

Accounting / BCBS consults on future of fintech for banking regulators

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is consulting on the implications of fintech for the financial sector, and how technology will affect the role of supervisory bodies

Accounting / FRC to remove estimated cashflow reporting in statements

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published feedback to its consultation on improving the statement of cashflows with the majority of respondents agreeing with proposals that estimated cashflows should not be reported in the statements and that the direct method statement should continue to be allowed 

Accounting / FRC defers FRS 102 update to reflect IFRS changes

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has said it needs to undertake more evidence-gathering before updating FRS 102 to reflect recent changes in IFRS, to give organisations more time to get used to IFRS

Accounting / FRC consults on revised PN 12 money laundering guidance

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is consulting on proposed updates to the guidance for auditors relating to their responsibilities under UK law in terms of money laundering, and plans to make the revised material an appendix to ISA (UK) 250: Consideration of Laws and Regulations in an Audit of Financial Statements
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