UK GAAP

Accounting / Accountants urged to look at simplified accounting for micros

Accountants should be doing more to encourage the very smallest companies to opt for simplified accounting such as FRS 105, according to a report on the EU’s introduction of a micro-entities accounting regime

Accounting / Accounting standards change to hit FTSE 100 pension schemes

Impending accounting standards changes to IFRIC 14 and the limit on defined benefit asset rules could hit FTSE 100 pension schemes by up to £100bn, double previous predictions, warns LCP

Accounting / Financial reporting tips for smaller quoted companies

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and ICAEW have released a guide to help smaller listed and AIM quoted companies improve their financial reporting as it is still falling below expectations

Accounting / Accounting updates: May 2019

In this month’s accounting updates, the PRA calls for greater climate change risk reporting while the IASB says it will not move into sustainability reporting standard setting, PwC reports significant accounting irregularities at Datalex, Garden Bridge Trust is slated, and CIPFA consults on first financial management code

Accounting / Accounting rules for academy schools updated

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has updated its detailed guidance for academy trusts and auditors on preparing and auditing academy trusts' annual financial statements, with revised information in the Academies Accounts Direction for the current financial year ending 31 August 2019

Accounting / Triennial review: FRS 102 (2018) and directors’ loans – part 3

In the third of a four-part series on FRS 102 (2018), Michelle Roberts ACA, senior technical writer at Croner-i, explains the treatment of directors’ loans below market or zero rates of interest

Accounting / Financial services must focus on climate change risk reporting

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) says banks and insurers need to do more to manage the financial risks from climate change

Accounting / Triennial review: FRS 102 (2018) and investment properties – part 2

In part two of our FRS 102 series, James Waller CA considers how the accounting treatment of investment properties will change with the triennial review amendments to FRS 102

Accounting / PRAG updates pension scheme accounting guidance after Lloyds case

The Pensions Research Accountants Group (PRAG) has published guidance on how pension scheme accounts need to account for their equalisation liabilities for guaranteed minimum pensions (GMPs) following the Lloyds judgment on pension equality

Accounting / Essentials: Brexit changes to company law for accountants

The government is passing substantive legislative changes to Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) via statutory instrument and has issued guidance letters for accountants and auditors with advice on how to operate cross-border in the event of a no deal Brexit. James Waller CA, technical writer at Croner-i Tax and Accounting, explains the key considerations

Accounting / Scottish public sector must improve quality of reporting

Public sector bodies in Scotland need to improve the quality of their performance reporting by putting a greater focus on disclosures about sources of funding, key performance indicators and risks factors, all in the context of financial statements, says Audit Scotland

Accounting / Accounting filing deadlines: Mar - Apr 2019

The key accounting deadlines from deadline to comment on the FRC's exposure draft on Practice Note 19 to deadline to comment on the FCA consultation on Guidance on Cryptoassets and amendments to FRS 101 and FRS 102

Accounting / Government passes SI to ensure accounting compliance post Brexit

Legislation to protect post Brexit filing exemptions for companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) under accounting rules have now been passed via a statutory instrument, SI 2019 No. 145, to ensure compliance with the Companies Act 2006

Accounting / Triennial review: FRS 102 (2018) and intangible assets – part 1

In the first of a four-part series on FRS 102 (2018), Michelle Roberts ACA, senior technical writer, audit & accounting at Croner-i, examines the simplifications to reporting intangible assets under revised UK GAAP accounting rules introduced as a result of the standard setter’s triennial review

Accounting / FRC consults on sweeping changes to reporting of intangibles

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has launched a major review of the reporting of intangibles at companies as business moves towards a more knowledge-based economy
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