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April 2010

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NAPF outlines steps to save workplace pensions

In his inaugural address to the National Association of Pension Funds’ Investment Conference as Investment Council Chairman, Ray Martin has set out the six steps politicians must take to fix the UK’s pension system

IASB seeks feedback on redefining audit role

New international guidance is being considered by the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB), chaired by ICAS education director Mark Allison, which could redefine the characteristics of an “audit professional”

Former ICAS audit committee chairman to join board at RBS

Brendan Nelson CA, global chairman of KPMG’s financial services practice and vice-chairman of its UK board and a former chairman of the ICAS audit committee, has been appointed non-executive director at RBS

Access arrangements to IFRS

From 31 March 2010, members may notice a small change when clicking on the link to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) from the ICAS website. Instead of linking through to the IASB’s “e-IFRS” service, it will take you directly to the main body of the standards, which are now freely available

Financial services contributes to fall in public sector jobs

Jobs shed by nationalised banks accounted for the majority of around 10,000 public-sector jobs that have been axed in Scotland over the last year, according to the Scottish Government’s survey of public sector employment in from Q1 2009 to Q4 2009

Tweedie allays EU fair value concerns

Sir David Tweedie, chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), has sought to allay European concerns on its new fairvalue rule

Ineffective corporate reporting could drive potential investors away, says PwC report

A new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) highlights how the vast majority of companies are not reporting clear enough information to enable investors, suppliers and customers to understand their business activities and prospects

Real Madrid top football rich list

Real Madrid have topped the league table of the world's richest football clubs for the fifth straight year, according to Deloitte's sport unit

Awards for Jack Perry and Sandy Crombie

Jack Perry CBE, the CA and former head of Scottish Enterprise, received a special Chairman’s award at the Institute of Directors’ Scottish awards last month. Also receiving a Chairman’s award was Sandy Crombie, former chief executive of Standard Life

Deloitte boosts carbon practice

Deloitte has acquired carbon management services firm, dcarbon8

Recession could reverse progress in gender equality, says PwC

The economic downturn could reverse equality progress, with job insecurity breeding self-protection, presenteeism, and a tougher fight to the top for all, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers examining views on women in business
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