News December 2020 Consolidated covid-19 guidance for companies and auditors

Consolidated covid-19 guidance for companies and auditors

04 December 2020
The FRC has today published consolidated covid-19 guidance for companies and auditors. The consolidated guidance supersedes all previous FRC guidance for companies and auditors.
 
A link to the consolidated Covid-19 guidance for auditors can be found here.
A link to the consolidated Covid-19 guidance for companies can be found here.
 
The updated Bulletin for auditors now incorporates some new guidance: 
  • In the section on the 'planned audit approach', to give examples of factors that may heighten risks of material misstatement due to fraud or irregularity. 
  • In the section on 'compliance with laws and regulations', to identify that improper claims for financial support could result in liabilities for repayment and fines. 
  • The section on 'subsequent events' has been edited to reflect the updated guidance for companies and other minor edits have been made in the Bulletin to reflect that this is no longer a 'new' situation. 
All FRC Covid-19 guidance is regularly updated and can be found here.