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Tesco

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

24 Oct 2014

co-op

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

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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

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

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

Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

23 Sep 2014

PwC administrators confirm sale of Phones 4U stores

EE and Vodafone snap up Phones 4U stores in deals agreed with administrators from PwC

22 Sep 2014

Tesco suspends execs and call in Deloitte over profits overstatement

Huge overstatement sees execs suspended, including UK FD, and Deloitte called in to investigate

22 Sep 2014

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

KPMG and EY win major listed company audits

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

26 Aug 2014

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

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

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The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

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What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

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

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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