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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

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Drugmaker Shire in £241m tax boost

Shire receives tax boost amid takeover approach

01 Jul 2014

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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

Bible distributor calls in Scott-Moncrieff administrators

Scott-Moncrieff managing partner Stewart McDonald appointed to Christian books and Bible distributor

21 Mar 2014

Ex-Sage CEO & FD joins Wandisco as chairman

Former SAGE CEO and CFO reunited at NYSE-listed IT business WANdisco

20 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Government to scrap at-retirement tax restrictions

Government to scrap restrictions on how people take pensions income as part of overhaul of tax relief

19 Mar 2014

Deloitte propose rent reductions in LA Fitness CVA

Neville Kahn and Matt Smith to sell 33 clubs and restructure finances to rescue LA Fitness and LA Leisure

10 Mar 2014

John Lewis DB scheme deficit hits £1bn

John Lewis Partnership's defined benefit pension scheme’s total accounting deficit hits £1bn results show

07 Mar 2014

Speedy Hire suffers £2.7m charge on accounting irregularities

Deloitte/Addleshaw Goddard review finds accounting irregularities deliberately undertaken by a small number of employees at Speedy Hire

03 Mar 2014

Rent as an expense – has the Game only just begun?

The latest Appeal Court ruling on landlords payment in corporate insolvency raises more questions than it answers says Neil Smyth

28 Feb 2014

BDO administrators rescue Kinky Knickers' manufacturer

Lingerie manufacturer behind Mary Portas’ underwear range is rescued in sale to former management

20 Feb 2014

OFT recruits board to oversee DC pension audit

OFT appoints board which will oversee the audit of defined contribution legacy pension schemes

11 Feb 2014

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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

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Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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