In-house criticise 'piecemeal' bill
Top corporate counsel concerned over new company bill, and fear that it will stifle openness
Leading corporate counsel have expressed concern at a new company bill going through the House of Lords designed to tighten up company accounts. The Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Bill, if implemen-ted, would require directors to state in their reports that they have not withheld any relevant information from their auditors.
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