Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 Reduces Red Tape for Smaller Businesses

Wexford Chamber has welcomed the commencement of the Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 with effect from Friday 9 June 2017. This welcome transposition of the EU Accounting Directive will bring about considerable benefits through the re- classification of small and micro businesses.

Commenting on the announcement, Madeleine Quirke, Chief Executive of Wexford Chamber said, “The commencement of the Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 is good news for small and micro business potentially leading to a reduction in costs.  Reduced financial reporting obligations will have a positive impact on many smaller businesses through elimination of administrative burdens, particularly for micro enterprises.”

However, she also urged eligible businesses to reflect carefully before availing of the audit exemption to ensure that the information and quality assurance required by key stakeholders such as directors, shareholders and bankers is retained.