Wednesday, 26 August 2015

UK: audit and auditor regulation - update on the implementation of new EU statutory audit framework

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has today published an update in respect of the UK's implementation of new EU statutory audit framework: see here. The update states that BIS will publish a consultation in the next few weeks covering, amongst other things, the following matters: the definition of a public interest entity; Financial Reporting Council powers and Professional Bodies’ responsibilities; and mandatory re-tendering and rotation of public interest entity auditors.

The update also contains information regarding the implementation work being undertaken by the Financial Reporting Council, Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. The FRC will, the update states, be publishing a consultation paper next month containing proposed changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code and the FRC's audit committee guidance.

The European Commission has, today, published information on the national measures being adopted by Member States: see here.

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