briefs

Pay and display

BT, British Airways and De La Rue have gone further than the Greenbury Committee recommendations on directors' remuneration, as FT-SE 100 companies rushed to upgrade pay disclosures in the run-up to the publication of its findings, according to Edinburgh-based accounts monitor Company Reporting.

The boat's come in

Leading commercial law firm Nabarro Nathanson has opened in the Lloyd's Building to support its growing volume of shipping work.

You can get it on the Net

Letonet Internet Services claims to have developed a tailor-made system to enable accountants to gain information from the Internet. Run by chartered accountants, the system is designed bring all information of interest to accountants into one easily accessed location. For further information, contact Michael Diner on 0181-930 1066.

Goodwill focus

The Accounting Standards Board should close the debate on goodwill by adopting a policy of capitalisation and amortisation, says the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

It says this would focus management attention on achieving a return on acquisitions and bring Britain into line with leading trading partners.

Peak performance

Increasing numbers of international companies are turning to non-financial performance measures to track and improve their performance, according to a wide-ranging study undertaken by the Conference Board, the US management body.

All wrapped up

Chartered accountants and management consultants Touche Ross, in association with the publishing company Butterworths and its partner Compliance, have launched GAAP on Screen.

This claims to be the first comprehensive package of accounting and reporting rules and interpretation to use the interactive facilities of CD-Rom, and follows similar developments by Butterworths and Compliance in tax and company law.

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