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Mike Jervis

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

Interserve's Tim Haywood

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

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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

KPMG resigns as Poundworld auditors

KPMG resigns as Poundworld auditors based on concerns over company governance

06 Feb 2014

Autonomy overstated profits by 80%, HP claims

HP drastically revises the 2010 performance of Autonomy in restated accounts filed on Companies House

04 Feb 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

RTI legislation drives growth at Sage

UK legislation drives growth and ensures good performance at financial IT giant Sage

23 Jan 2014

Begbies Traynor: UK economy not out of the woods yet

Red Flag report highlights economy moving in the right direction but critically distressed businesses still rife

22 Jan 2014

Morrisons tax chief held over insider trading allegations

Paul Coyle allegedly purchased Ocado shares prior to announcement of lucrative tie-up

21 Jan 2014

BDO administrators called to Mary Portas lingerie factory

Headon & Quarmby, manufacturers of lingerie for Mary Portas and number of high street retailers calls in BDO administrators who make all staff redundant

20 Jan 2014

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Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

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