Professional Services

11 May 2018

A nail-biting time for BACP as it awaits the outcome of the PSA’s annual review

In December 2016 the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) was criticised by the High Court for seeking to hold a hearing into a complaint that had already been determined by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). See our previous blog, ‘Dogged and obstinate’ BACP prevented from proceeding to adjudicate on a complaint already disposed of by the UKCP, for the outcome of that case.

Sian Jones

1 May 2018

A new framework for psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and counselling

Last month, the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) announced the latest phase of their joint collaboration; the creation of an education and practise framework for the counselling and psychotherapy professions.

Sian Jones

19 April 2018

First time offenders avoid exclusion in ICAEW disciplinary hearing

In a decision published this month, ICAEW member firm Butterworth Barlow Ltd and its Directors, Gavin Butterworth and Barry Barlow, were given severe reprimands and fines following an ICAEW disciplinary hearing earlier this year.

18 April 2018

A new international ethical compass for regulated accountants

Last week The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants® (IESBA®) released a new Code of Ethics for professional accountants. The IESBA is the global independent standard-setting body that sets ethical standards, including auditor independence requirements for professional accountants. IESBA is one of the standard setting boards of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). IFAC is a global body for the accountancy profession which aims to strengthen the profession and contribute to the development of strong international economies.  

Julie Matheson

11 April 2018

Will Grant Thornton be the catalyst for change in the audit market?

Grant Thornton last week announced that it has decided to opt out of bidding for audit work for FTSE 350 companies, in a move that could ultimately cause a seismic shift in the audit market.

Julie Matheson

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