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East India Club reviews processes after £500k fraud

The treasurer of the famous member's club transferred more than half a million pounds into one of his own account to feed his gambling addiction

27 Aug 2014

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KPMG and EY win major listed company audits

Quintain Estates and Pennon Group choose KPMG and EY as their auditors

26 Aug 2014

The Co-operative Bank

EY issues emphasis of matter note on Co-op Bank

EY says issues at the Co-operative Bank may cast doubt on its ability to continue as a going concern

22 Aug 2014

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

Betfair pays £80m to investors contrary to accounting rules

The gambling business admits to breaching ICAEW guidance from 2011 to 2013

05 Aug 2014

EY wins £2m Sage audit contract

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

28 Jul 2014

Smith & Nephew ends 77-year audit relationship with EY

FTSE 100 company Smith & Nephew replaces EY with KPMG

14 Jul 2014

Nando’s accused of using offshore tax avoidance structure

High street restaurant chain accused of complex, opaque offshore tax structure

11 Jul 2014

888 plays it safe with EY audit appointment

BDO loses contract after decade that included advising on gambling business’ IPO

11 Jul 2014

Grant Thornton appointments target growth in south west

Tim Lincoln will head up the region’s business, as John Golding takes control of public sector assurance in the area

08 Jul 2014

Drugmaker Shire in £241m tax boost

Shire receives tax boost amid takeover approach

01 Jul 2014

Accountants continue to fail in marketing activities

Just one-third of firms have dedicated marketing staff, while two-thirds do not measure return on investment

25 Jun 2014

Exclusive: IAS19 discount rates for FTSE 100 pensions on the rise

Accounting assumption movement contributes to improving funding levels

23 Jun 2014

Colin: The Gherkin's wilting

Colin was surprised to hear the Gherkin is in trouble

25 Apr 2014

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

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

16 Apr 2014

Deloitte administrators charge half a million for RSM Tenon

The administrators’ six month report shows a remuneration of more than £500,000

07 Apr 2014

PwC administrators called to listed pawnbroker

Decline in gold prices sees UK’s second largest pawnbroker Albermarle & Bond call in four PwC administrators

26 Mar 2014

FTSE 250 Interserve swaps Deloitte for GT auditors

FTSE 250 company first to move from Big Four firm to mid-tier rival since regulatory audit changes

26 Mar 2014

Weir Group expects to tender audit in 2017

FTSE 100 engineering company expects to tender its audit for the 2017 year end

25 Mar 2014

Co-op Bank to raise £400m as losses widen

Co-operative Bank to launch £400m rights issue following discovery of costs related to past misconduct

24 Mar 2014

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