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KPMG administrators make redundancies at PCS Brands

The employees were all culled from PCS Brands, a manufacturing business which makes metal bake ware, cookware and wine racks together with the distribution of cutlery under the Viners Brand

03 Nov 2014

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EY and Grant Thornton beef up transactions teams

Senior appointments made by EY and Grant Thornton suggests deals sentiment is growing

03 Nov 2014

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Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

30 Oct 2014

Bankruptcies hit lowest quarterly level in 15 years

Insolvency Service figures show bankruptcy orders reach lowest level since 1999

29 Oct 2014

Marussia motors after Caterham into administration

Partners from FRP Advisory appointed joint administrators to Marussia, the second Formula One team to enter administration in a matter of days

28 Oct 2014

Smith & Williamson administrators called in to Caterham

Caterham enters administration, while Marussia teeters on brink of collapse

27 Oct 2014

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

24 Oct 2014

200 female employees join class action against KPMG US

KPMG US female employees, past and present, opt in to gender discrimination class action against the firm

23 Oct 2014

MPs blast KPMG over failings at Co-op Bank

KPMG, the FSA and Co-op Bank leadership criticised for role in 'sorry tale' of failing to discover accounting black hole sooner

23 Oct 2014

LIVE BLOG: Tesco's trading update

Welcome to the Accountancy Age/Financial Director live blog, where we will cover all the relevant issues and opinions that arise from Tesco's crucial trading update

23 Oct 2014

Milsted Langdon welcomes first female insolvency practitioner

Rachel makes company history 17 years after starting at firm

21 Oct 2014

IPs in a predicament over interest rate swap mis-selling

With the statutory six year limitation period on legal action soon to expire, the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products has become an urgent matter for IPs

20 Oct 2014

PwC called in as Ebola-hit London Mining collapses

PwC joint administrators appointed as London Mining collapses into administration

17 Oct 2014

KPMG to deliver Royal Mail audit

Newly-privatised postal company ends 27-year audit relationship with EY

06 Oct 2014

Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

02 Oct 2014

Former Rangers owner Whyte in 15-year directorship ban

Craig Whyte banned from holding company directorships after the Insolvency Service holds he acted without consultation with fellow directors

01 Oct 2014

Begbies warns of challenging year ahead

Begbies braced for difficult year as it continues to suffer from lower levels of corporate insolvencies

30 Sep 2014

KPMG called in to review project controls at Balfour Beatty

Big Four firm called in as Balfour Beatty's UK construction services division sees margins eroded

30 Sep 2014

The Practitioner: Funding for growth - options galore

The Practitioner is astounded at the choices available for funding the firm

26 Sep 2014

Colin: Swoop to the rescue

Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

24 Sep 2014

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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