Governance

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Extended audit and audit committee reports produce varied results

KPMG’s survey finds a variety of risks and approaches in extended auditor and audit committee reports

20 Jun 2014

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Major UK companies line up 2017 for audit tenders

Johnson Matthey, Babcock International, Qinetiq and Big Yellow Group line up 2017 audit tenders, while 32Red swaps Grant Thornton for KPMG

20 Jun 2014

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EY wins Dignity audit as PwC bows out over non-audit fees

Funeral provider caps non-audit fees at 50% of annual audit fee

13 Jun 2014

Paedophile excluded by ICAEW

A convicted paedophile has been excluded from ICAEW membership, as the institute reveals its latest round of disciplinary hearings and consent orders

12 Jun 2014

Auto-enrolment: The advice is right?

The Pensions Regulator calls on advisers to keep up to speed with the requirements of auto-enrolment, or risk 'unhappy clients'

27 May 2014

KPMG's audit discovers Portugese bank irregularities

Espirito Santo International, which holds a stake in Banco Espirito, in a "serious financial condition"

22 May 2014

CIMA members face 5% subs hike as institute seeks move

Despite a good 2013, CIMA lines up subs fee hike and efficiency savings as it looks to move into a new office

21 May 2014

PwC replaces KPMG as Bunzl auditors

FTSE 100 outsourcer changes auditors after first tender in 28 years

20 May 2014

FTSE 100 disclosing more tax information

Step change in number of FTSE 100 companies making tax disclosures, PwC report finds

15 May 2014

KPMG retains long-standing Greggs audit work

Big Four firm keeps hold of its slice of Greggs services

09 May 2014

Bischoff labelled ‘odd choice' as new FRC chair

Credibility of Bischoff's appointment at FRC called into question during parliamentary hearing

08 May 2014

Making Big Four partner 'meritocratic but highly commercial'

Big Four partners aren't necessarily from the 'elite', but research raises concerns that their commercialism could create a conflict of interest

06 May 2014

Co-op Bank ends 40-year KPMG audit relationship

Co-operative Bank replaces auditors as management, governance and business practices excoriated in Sir Christopher Kelly report

01 May 2014

Steep rent increase sees FRC up sticks to London Wall

Accounting's watchdog to move from Aldwych after landlord looks to hike up rent

01 May 2014

FRC consulting on going concern in changes to CG code

FRC consulting on going concern along with reforms to directors' remuneration policy as part of wider changes to the corporate governance code

25 Apr 2014

KPMG navigates Compass audit tender to win deal

KPMG picks up £7.8m Compass Group audit, replacing Deloitte

28 Mar 2014

Deloitte's Balfour Beatty audit tenure to be tested

Balfour Beatty lines up the second half of 2015 to run an audit tender process

27 Mar 2014

RSA introduces 25% non-audit fee cap

RSA's auditors, currently KPMG, will face a 25% non-audit fee cap, based on the total audit fee

25 Mar 2014

BDO loses FTSE 250 Derwent London audit to PwC

PwC picks up the £300,000 audit of Derwent London from BDO

21 Mar 2014

Boutique governance and audit advisers join forces

Senior practitioners merge their businesses to provide range of board governance services

20 Mar 2014

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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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