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PwC picks up Electrocomponents audit

PwC replaces KPMG as auditors of FTSE 250 electronics distributor

10 Feb 2014

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Best Practice: Jeffreys Henry’s Justin Randall

Jeffreys Henry partner Justin Randall speaks to Accountancy Age about the firm’s strategy for advising tech and digital businesses

07 Feb 2014

Nexia network sees 3% fee income rise

Revenues for the international network, which includes Smith & Williamson and Saffery Champness, approach $3bn

07 Feb 2014

Baldwins expands with Griffith & Griffith merger

Midlands firm Baldwins makes 17th acquisition, of 110 year-old firm

06 Feb 2014

The Practitioner: Trainee woes

How much time should you give a trainee to learn the ropes? The Practitioner thinks he's had long enough already...

04 Feb 2014

BDO & PKF merger secures AIM auditor stronghold

BDO retains top spot for total AIM clients and moves up to fifth in AIM 100 ranking

04 Feb 2014

New LLP taxation laws will ‘decimate’ capital reserves, Lords told

Changes to the way partnerships are taxed could cause significant costs for firms, the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee hears

04 Feb 2014

PwC picks up dual ABS licence for legal and Middle East arms

PwC legal arm awarded dual alternative business structure (ABS) licences by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority

03 Feb 2014

Knights Lowe brings Stacey & Partners on board

Bury St Edmonds firms merge

03 Feb 2014

Consultancy nudges Baker Tilly International into growth

International network sees modest growth, as advisory services perform strongly

31 Jan 2014

Chantrey Vellacott unveils rebrand

Chantrey Velacott turns to Shoreditch for its new livery

30 Jan 2014

Firms 'helpless' as new LLP tax guidance looms

Engaging with tax authorities key as end of LLPs consultation draws near, with professional services concerned rules will prove unreliable - despite warnings

29 Jan 2014

KPMG retains Standard Chartered audit

Standard Chartered maintains 40-year audit relationship with KPMG

28 Jan 2014

PwC picks up British Land audit from Deloitte

British Land appoints PwC as auditors after more than ten years with Deloitte

28 Jan 2014

Baldwins recruits former RSM Tenon adviser

Richard Clayton joins Midlands firm as partner

24 Jan 2014

UHY International expands in Middle East & Europe

International network grows membership with Montenegro and Qatar recruits

22 Jan 2014

KPMG’s Aberdeen Asset Management audit up for grabs

Aberdeen Asset Management considering ending its 30 year audit relationship with KPMG

22 Jan 2014

Deloitte in danger of losing £8m Vodafone audit

Vodafone puts audit contract on the market for the first time in 26 years

21 Jan 2014

Best Practice: Leonard Curtis’ Neil Bennett

The route to stability lies in specialism, explains Leonard Curtis senior partner Neil Bennett

21 Jan 2014

Former PKF firm merges with Grant Thornton Brazil

Grant Thornton increases Brazillian presence with the merger of PKF firm Directa Auditores and an acquisition of KPMG’s outsourcing practice

20 Jan 2014

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Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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