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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

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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

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

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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