This paper provides an overview of the current regulatory framework for financial reporting and auditing in the United Kingdom. The framework remained stable for 10 years following significant reforms in 1990–1991. A further process of change is now taking place. These changes arise from three sources: refinements in the UK’s regulatory framework, the European Commission’s drive for a single capital market, and political interest in accounting regulation following the Enron collapse. The present position is explained and the future implications of recent and impending changes are considered.