In the UK today the form and content of accounts published by limited companies are closely regulated. In the 19th century the position was different: the popular view was that such matters were for private negotiation between owners and management. Nevertheless, there was a great deal of discussion of the need for regulations, which were actually imposed in a number of areas. This book provides readers with the essence of the many debates that took place, the conclusions reached and the action taken to regulate company accounts.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Further Reading. Private Acts of Parliament: Some Examples. Statutory Companies, General. Railways. Gas. Electricity. Water.
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