Discussion Papers and Guidance
New CCAB Guides
Choosing the Right Accountant or Tax Adviser
Tips on what to look for, making contact, charges and what to expect after appointing an adviser. See the report here »
30 April 2015
CCAB publishes updated Limited Liability Partnerships SORP
CCAB has published the SORP on Accounting by Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) following approval by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). The SORP has been updated as a consequence of the introduction of a new UK GAAP regime that sees all extant SSAPs, FRSs and UITF abstracts being replaced with FRS 102, The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland. See the report here »
15 July 2014
Coming out in the Wash: Views on the UK’s Anti-Money Laundering Regime
CCAB has launched today new research into perceptions of the UK’s Anti Money Laundering regime and will discuss the future of this important legislation. The research presents key opinions from regulators, law enforcement agencies and the wider business community who spoke to CCAB about the regime, its benefits and threats and areas for improvement for the future. See the report here »
23 June 2014
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) Draft Plan & Budget and Levy Proposals 2014/15
International Study into Financial Reporting for Not-for-Profit Organisations (NPOs)
CCAB has today published the first comprehensive international study into financial reporting for not-for-profit organisations (NPOs).
The study, conducted for CCAB by academics from four prominent universities, and the first significant research of its kind, assessed the need and demand for stronger financial standards for NPOs internationally. The research was based upon a literature review and survey which received over 600 responses from 179 countries across the world.
25 February 2014
Reponses to CCAB’s Consultation: Draft Statement of Recommended Practice – Accounting by Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs SORP)
CCAB published its draft Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) on accounting by Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) for comment on 7 October 2013. The SORP applies UK generally accepted accounting practice (GAAP) to LLPs incorporated in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The exposure draft can be found here. The consultation period closed on 10 January 2014. In accordance with the FRC’s Policy and Code of Practice, CCAB, as a SORP making body, is required to publish the responses that it receives. The responses are listed below and can be accessed through the links that are provided:
5 February 2014
Developing and Implementing A Code of Ethical Conduct
CCAB has published guidance, called Developing and Implementing a Code of Ethical Conduct, which is aimed at professional accountants intending to develop or enhance codes of conduct within their organisations, but CCAB believes that the advice and guidance could be applicable to a wider audience, in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. The guidance can be found here.
27 January 2014
International Financial Reporting for the Not-for-Profit Sector
CCAB has appointed Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) to undertake a project which seeks to identify current local accounting practices for the not-for-profit sector internationally; a survey has now been published and an article can be found here.
8 November 2013
Consultation: Draft Statement of Recommended Practice – Accounting by Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs SORP)
CCAB has published its draft Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) on accounting by Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) for comment. The SORP applies UK generally accepted accounting practice (GAAP) to LLPs incorporated in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The exposure draft can be found here. The consultation period is three months (deadline 10 January 2014).
7 October 2013
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) Draft Plan and Budget 2013/14
2 April 2013
Taking the Long View: Stimulating the Growth in UK
CCAB’s survey of business and finance leaders here.
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) Draft Plan and Budget 2012/13
18 April 2012
Ethical Dilemmas Case Studies
CCAB has published case studies focused on ethical issues encountered by:
The purpose of these case studies is to provide guidance for resolving ethical problems and also encourage debate in these areas. CCAB welcomes feedback on the case studies and other ethics related issues. Please e-mail email@example.com.
CCAB Ethical Case Studies
18 April 2012
Proposals to Reform the Financial Reporting Council (FRC)
The Department of Business, Innovations and Skills (BIS) and the FRC have issued a joint consultation on proposals to reform the FRC. The consultation document can be found here. CCAB’s response can be found here.
17 January 2012
Corporate Disclosures on Sustainability
CCAB has commissioned this report to summarise the current position of corporate sustainability reporting in the UK and provide a thought piece to inform discussion and debate. The discussion paper can be found here »
CCAB welcomes feedback on the report. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCAB Sustainability Report
31 October 2011
Audit Quality and Transparency - A study in the usage and impact of public reports on audit governance: are they providing appropriate reassurance on audit quality?
The Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies has today published the findings of a research project into the impact of recent initiatives in connection with the publication of Audit Inspection Unit reports, and with the proposals contained in the Audit Firm Governance Code. The document can be downloaded here.
21 Apr 2011
The FRC's Draft Plan & Budget and Levy Proposals 2011/12
The FRC has consulted on its draft Plan & Budget and Levy Proposals 2011/12. The consultative document can be accessed at http://www.frc.org.uk/publications/pub2475.html. The CCAB's response can be found here.
25 Mar 2011
New Accounting Rules for LLPs
The Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) has published a revised Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) on Accounting by Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs). The SORP applies UK Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP) to LLPs incorporated in Great Britain. The revised SORP is published following agreement by the Accounting Standards Board (ASB) and the effective date will be 1 January 2010
The SORP (LLPs) can be downloaded here.
A press release can be downloaded here.
1 Mar 2010
Cross Profession Accounts Compilation Report
The CCAB has published a cross-profession accounts compilation report for use by practitioners who compile accounts to assist the company directors fulfil this requirement.
Company directors are required by law to prepare accounts for their company that give a true and fair view of its assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss. The CCAB has published a cross-profession accounts compilation report for use by practitioners who compile accounts to assist the company directors fulfil this requirement.
Download the CCAB accounts compilation report here.
08 Sep 2009
CCAB Audit Conduct and Training Project
The CCAB audit conduct and training steering committee has published its report to the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) here.
This project was set up following an earlier initiative by the FRC on Promoting Audit Quality and the steering committee has identified some key issues that it believes are crucial to effective auditing. There are recommendations regarding further actions that ought to be taken in response to the steering committee’s findings.
03 Aug 2009
Voluntary Code of Practice on Disclosure of Audit Profitability
The Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) has published a Voluntary Code of Practice on Disclosure of Audit Profitability. It takes effect for accounting periods beginning on or after 6 April 2009.
Publication of the Code follows an invitation from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) for the CCAB to develop guidance to audit firms on the voluntary disclosure of the financial results of their work on statutory audits and directly related services.
The Code is in line with a recommendation by the FRC’s Market Participants Group (MPG), developed as part of the Choice in the UK Audit Market project. The MPG published its Final Report in October 2007
Read Voluntary Code here.
27 Mar 2009
CCAB Anti-Money Laundering Guidance: August 2008
Guidance for all entities providing audit, accountancy, tax advisory, insolvency or related services, such as trust and company services, by way of business, on compliance with the law from 15th December 2007. Firms should use this Guidance (which has been approved by HM Treasury) to implement the new requirements.
This guidance is the final version of that which was published on this web-site on 10 December 2007. It has been updated to accommodate HM Treasury comments received. Those with any queries should seek advise from their professional body or anti-money laundering regulator. Read the Document here
An exposure draft of the additional guidance for tax practitioners, which will be appended to the CCAB guidance, has been issued. The guidance has been developed by the Chartered Institute of Taxation, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Association of Taxation Technicians, and HMRC. This has been submitted to HM Treasury for approval.
19 Aug 2008