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BDO liquidators win £24m for Rangers creditors

BDO secure £24m for Rangers creditors after agreeing settlement with Collyer Bristow, the lawyers who acted for Craig Whyte when he bought the club in 2011

20 Nov 2014

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KPMG and McLaren Group forge predictive analytics partnership

The Big Four firm becomes a ‘pioneer' partner of McLaren, fusing technology outfit's expertise in predictive analytics and KPMG's audit and consulting capability

20 Nov 2014

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BDO turnover leaps 27% after PKF merger

Annual report first to reflect PKF merger

20 Nov 2014

Baldwins expands into Shropshire with Turner Peachey deal

Acquisitive Midlands firm expands its reach

18 Nov 2014

Duff & Phelps trio arrested over alleged ‘fraudulent’ Rangers takeover

Three employees from Duff & Phelps arrested in connection to alleged fraudulent sale of Rangers Football Club

17 Nov 2014

KPMG appoints trio to P3 practice

Simon Morris joins from Thomsons Online Benefits, Ingrid Waterfield is promoted to director, along with Jonathan Green

17 Nov 2014

Deloitte announces £25m fund for employees’ start-up

Deloitte employees could receive support for new business ideas under new scheme

17 Nov 2014

Changing of the audit guard at G4S

PwC will formally take over as the group's auditor for the year ending 31 December 2015

17 Nov 2014

Small biz lines up accountants for auto-enrolment help, says Nest

Accountants must prepare to offer auto-enrolment advice

13 Nov 2014

Judges reject former Bridge accountant's sentence plea

Michael Worrall, former accountant for collapsed firm Bridge Business Recovery, is rejected in his attempt to reduce his sentence

12 Nov 2014

Advisers should prepare for auto-enrolment boom

Small businesses facing imminent auto-enrolment deadlines are likely to turn to accountancy firms to help comply, says Lighthouse's Malcolm Streatfield

11 Nov 2014

Diageo ends 17-year audit relationship with KPMG

PwC replaces KPMG as auditors of FTSE 100 drinks manufacturor Diageo

11 Nov 2014

Deloitte sells Gherkin to Brazilian billionaire

Receivers from Deloitte sell iconic City landmark to Brazilian billionaire Joseph Safra

11 Nov 2014

London property amasses 90% of HMRCs high-end tax bonanza

The latest figures show the taxman raised £100m through the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) in 2013-14, with the capital contributing £89m.

07 Nov 2014

EY aims to treble strategy consulting practice by 2020

EY plans to grow strategy consulting practice to over 2,500 professionals by 2020, and appoints a new global leader for the business

07 Nov 2014

BDO loses blur audit to KPMG

The Exeter-based services-commerce company said the change in auditor would happen with immediate effect

06 Nov 2014

MacIntyre Hudson appointed trustee for bankrupt England goalkeeper

MHA MacIntyre Hudson partner Mick Sanders appointed trustee in bankruptcy for former England international goalkeeper David James

05 Nov 2014

KPMG in dock over admitted audit code breaches

The cases revolve around breaches of the FRC's Ethical Standards for Auditors code

05 Nov 2014

BDO anti-fraud experts join PKF Littlejohn

Jim Gee's team of three to provide anti-fraud and forensic services to clients, and those of the PKF network

05 Nov 2014

ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

05 Nov 2014

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This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

The Practitioner: Pruning clients, growing staff numbers

Not so easy come easy go for the Practitioner, as a troublesome client is finally given the heave-ho, but a new staff member is welcomed on board

Are ethics and profits mutually exclusive?

The markets crave trust, and business must be more proactive in its delivery

ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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