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Sage UK

EY wins £2m Sage audit contract

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

28 Jul 2014

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Smith & Nephew ends 77-year audit relationship with EY

FTSE 100 company Smith & Nephew replaces EY with KPMG

14 Jul 2014

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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

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

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The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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