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FRC to probe Grant Thornton’s AssetCo audit work

Watchdog launches investigation as Grant Thornton faces £50.8m claim for negligence from the former providers of London’s fire engines

12 Aug 2014

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EY drawn into C2000 audit investigation

FRC extends scope of investigation into C2000 accounts to include EY audit work

08 Aug 2014

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KPMG retains £12m Old Mutual audit contract

The firm will be reappointed to continue its work after 2016, following the bank’s tender

07 Aug 2014

EY senior manager walks into Bovill wealth management team

Neil Walking leaves the EY’s regulatory practice after four years

07 Aug 2014

Hosking reunited with Baker Tilly colleagues at Quantuma

Andy Hosking joins Quantuma Restructuring, where he will be reunited with former RSM Tenon colleagues

05 Aug 2014

Tchenguiz brothers prepare to take legal action against GT over SFO probe

Lawyers for Vincent Tchenguiz takes first steps in further legal action after agency settles with brothers

04 Aug 2014

BDO lead cut as top AIM auditor

BDO sees lead cut as top AIM auditor as chasing pack close in

04 Aug 2014

SFO agree £1.5m deal in final Tchenguiz brothers raids claim

Agency will pay Robert Tchenguiz £1.5m plus costs to settle case, after agreeing a separate £3m award with brother Vincent

01 Aug 2014

Kingston Smith & Partners appoints licensed IP

IP specialising in investigations and contentious insolvencies joins Kingston Smith & Partners

01 Aug 2014

CheapAccounting.co.uk launches 'Dragon's Den' franchise

Online practice CheapAccounting.co.uk launches Dragon Accountancy Franchise

31 Jul 2014

KPMG and Crowe Clark Whitehill win audit tenders

KPMG replaces EY as auditor for Computacenter, while CCW succeeds BDO at Tertiary Minerals

30 Jul 2014

East Anglian firms Aston Shaw and Morgan Woods merge

Newly-formed business retains the Aston Shaw name, operating five offices with 70 staff

29 Jul 2014

Grant Thornton could face £200m civil suit over Tchenguiz SFO raids

Vincent Tchenguiz considers legal action against firm after SFO settles damages claim

29 Jul 2014

Deloitte receivers put Gherkin up for sale

Deloitte's real estate arm and Savills instructed to sell landmark office building

29 Jul 2014

EY wins £2m Sage audit contract

PwC to step down as auditor for FTSE 100 software company after 26 years

28 Jul 2014

Baker Tilly sells employee benefits business

Baker Tilly sells employee benefits business to insurance broker Arthur J Gallagher & Co

24 Jul 2014

Top 50+50: From 2009 to 2014 - what has changed?

Accountancy Age compares the 2009 Top 50 survey to our latest figures, and draws out the direction of travel for the profession

24 Jul 2014

Top 50+50: Regulatory pressures stratifying audit market

Audit regulation helps stabilise fees for biggest firms, but pricing environment remains difficult for much of the profession

24 Jul 2014

Top 50+50: Firms continue tax growth despite LLP distraction

Firms consolidate growth of tax functions following legislatively trying year, Top 50+50 data shows

24 Jul 2014

Top 50+50: IPs struggle for fees as zombie companies live on

Work is thin on the ground for IPs as zombie companies stagger on despite hopes of an uptick in business as economy rebounds

23 Jul 2014

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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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