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accounting principles


means whichever of the following are applicable:

(1) the insurance accounts rules;

(2) the Friendly Societies (Accounts and Related Provisions) Regulations 1994;

(3) Financial Reporting Standards and Statements of Standard Accounting Practice issued or adopted by the Accounting Standards Board;

(4) Statements of Recommended Practice, issued by industry or sectoral bodies recognised for this purpose by the Accounting Standards Board;

(5) international accounting standards within the meaning of EC Regulations No. 1606/2002 of the European Parliament and of the council of 19 July 2002 on the application of international accounting standards, adopted from time to time by the European Commission in accordance with that Regulation;

(6) the Companies Act 1985; and

(7) the Companies Act 2006,

as applicable to the firm for the purpose of its external financial reporting (or as would be applicable if the firm was a company with its head office in the UK).