Tag Archives: company law

Big questions about Going Concern

The UK audit regulator has revealed that among the key reasons for launching an investigation into the collapse of Thomas Cook were ‘issues around going concern and goodwill impairment.’ As if on cue, the Irish audit regulator IAASA, has just issued (October 2019) a revision to the audit standard on Going Concern, called ISA 570.… Read More


The future of audit

In a rare speech, Sir Donald Brydon, chair of the Future of Audit in the UK, told a packed conference room that he is a little troubled at the current mood that ‘reaches for a shotgun aimed at auditors every time there is a corporate problem’.  Speaking at the first ICAEW Audit & Assurance Faculty… Read More


UK Companies slow to disclose ultimate ownership details

In spite of efforts to make UK registered companies disclose their ownership through the people with significant control (PSC) register, thousands of companies don’t comply with the rules brought in to counter fraud and money laundering. According to a 2018 Freedom of Information request to Companies House by Fortytwo Data (now Napier), over 57,000 UK… Read More


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Companies (Accounting) Act, 2017

Commencement date The Companies (Accounting) Act, 2017 was signed into law by the President on Wednesday 17 May 2017 as No 9 of 2017, but as of today Tuesday 23 May 2017, is not yet published as an Act on the Irish Statute Book website – operated by the Attorney General at http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/acts.html. During the Dáil… Read More


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Insurance Brokers must now file fully unabridged financial statements with CRO

  Since the implementation of the new Companies Act, 2014 on 1 June 2015, the financial statements of regulated insurance intermediaries and investment brokers will no longer qualify for certain exemptions. Those affected are those carrying on business under the Insurance Act, 1989 or otherwise authorised by the Central Bank. The full list of entities… Read More


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The Proposed Companies (Accounting) Act 2016

The proposed Companies (Accounting), Act 2016 is expected to make some changes in Irish company law. These changes have been expected almost since the Companies Act 2014 became effective on 1 June 2015. Publication of this new company law has been delayed by the formation of the new Government. We understand that legislators are actively… Read More


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Section 1A of FRS 102 Not Applicable – Suggested Solution

Section 1A of FRS 102 Not Applicable – Suggested Solution The unwary reader of the latest version of FRS 102 could be forgiven for not realising that Section 1A Small Entities inserted into FRS 102 in September 2015 to accommodate some exemptions for certain qualifying ‘small’ entities, does not yet apply in the Republic of… Read More


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Are your engagement letters up to date?

Welcome to the first of our regular blogs on topical issues for accountants in practice. Are your engagement letters up to date? Once upon a time it was possible to have the same client engagement letter in place for several years, without too much upset. However the pace of change in the various pieces of… Read More