Money Matters: credit unions, the Social Enterprise Awards and accounting skills

David Ainsworth's round-up of what's happening in the finance world

The Financial Services Authority has launched a consultation on planned amendments to rules governing how credit unions operate. The FSA intends to increase the capital requirements for new credit unions and the amount of capital they must hold based on their total assets. It will also amend its regulations to conform with a legislative reform order that is expected to come into force in spring next year. The consultation closes in February 2010.

The Social Enterprise Coalition has published a shortlist of nominees for its annual Social Enterprise Awards. Voters can choose between regional winners in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in four different categories. The winners will be announced on 3 December.

The Community Accounting Network conference for organisations involved in improving accounting for grass-roots organisations is being held from 19 to 21 January in York.

- Send your finance news to David.Ainsworth@haymarket.com

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