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Company Accounts: Standards

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL11518, tabled on 15 November 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 24 October (HL10986), who are the current members of the BEIS External Stakeholder Group dealing with accounting law relating to International Accounting Standards; who each member (1) currently works for, (2) represents as stakeholder, and (3) was nominated for appointment to the group by; and whether any members (a) are currently, and (b) have been members of PwC’s Corporate Reporting Users Forum.

Answered on

22 November 2018

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) External Stakeholder Group brought together the expertise and experience of those with an interest in the quality of accounts prepared by UK companies. Its membership was intended to be

diverse to ensure a balance of views of those working as preparers of accounts, company advisers, industry representatives and users of accounts. Membership of the Group was in a personal capacity, acknowledging the individuals’ expertise in this area.

The group met 6 times during the course of 2018 and is not expected to meet again.

The members of the group were:



Chris Buckley


Andrew Carpenter

Association of British Insurers

Jonathan Compton


Tony Clifford


Jake Green

Grant Thornton UK

Peter Hogarth


Andrew Jolly

Slaughter and May

Richard Martin

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Liz Murrall

Investment Association

Veronica Poole


David Pudge

Clifford Chance

Danielle Stewart OBE


Nigel Sleigh-Johnson

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Pamela Taylor


David Wood

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

Jed Wrigley

Investment Association

Andy Young

Liverpool Victoria