Speaking at a New City Agenda event held in the Houses of Parliament on 16 May 2019, Sir John Kingman, the author of the independent review of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) set out the broad range of 83 recommendations contained within the report and his expectation of future reform to implement the review.
Norman Chan Tak-lam, the chief executive of the Monetary Authority, has rejected calls from lawmakers to use part of Hong Kong's HK$3 trillion Exchange Fund to pay for infrastructure projects or social welfare. Mr Chan stated the fund needs every penny to cope with unexpected financial crises.
The Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) Financial Reporting Lab has published a report on ‘Accounting policies and integration of related financial information’, which provides valuable insight for companies on what investors want from accounting policy disclosures and where they should appear in financial statements.
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) today completed the final element of its comprehensive response to the financial crisis by issuing IFRS 9 Financial Instruments. The package of improvements introduced by IFRS 9 includes a logical model for classification and measurement, a single, forward-looking ‘expected loss’ impairment model and a substantially-reformed approach to hedge accounting. The new Standard will come into effect on 1 January 2018 with early application permitted.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is today giving around 16,000 tax avoidance scheme users the opportunity to pay the tax they owe or risk facing bigger tax bills and heavy legal costs.
The Pensions Regulator’s automatic enrolment: commentary and analysis report 2013-14, published 17 July 2014, shows that 99% of the UK’s largest employers met their legal duties without the need for the regulator to use its statutory powers.