Audit Commission

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Large firms clean up local Audit Commission contracts

BDO, Grant Thornton, Mazars and Littlejohn pickup last of the Audit Commission contracts

19 Mar 2012

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Lack of audit work halts launch of DA Partnership employee-owned firm

Plans to change DA Partnership into an employee-owned independent firm are scuppered by disappointing contract wins from the Audit Commission

06 Mar 2012

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Big firms scoop up Audit Commission work

Grant Thornton picks up four Audit Commission contracts - DA Partnership picks up just one deal

05 Mar 2012

Public sector IFRS: worth the effort?

Little drama from local government's move to IFRS, but was it worth the hard work in the first place?

28 Feb 2012

EU will answer to Lords on audit market future

The House of Lords will grill internal markets commissioner on their proposals for changes to audit

06 Feb 2012

Local government IFRS adoption 'a significant challenge'

Local government has coped well will the "significant challenge" of global accounting standards, watchdog concludes

14 Dec 2011

Optimal budgeting 'essential' as council funding down 11.8%

CIPFA and the Audit Committee underline importance of budgeting as council funding falls

17 Nov 2011

Sole director for Audit Commission spin-off mutual

Gareth Davies is the only director at DA Partnership, the Audit Commission spin-off mutual

13 Oct 2011

Local public audit plans attacked

Stakeholders criticise local public audit proposals at a Conservative Conference fringe event hosted by ACCA

04 Oct 2011

Mazars invests in Audit Commission spin-off

Mazars is the mystery backer behind Audit Commission spin-off mutual DA Partnership

29 Sep 2011

Local public audit's silent custodian

The National Audit Office is central in the future of local public audit, but its role is hard to grasp

21 Sep 2011

Public audit takes shape in DA Partnership?

DA Partnership leader Gareth Davies has faith in the fledgling public audit mutual

16 Sep 2011

TS meets Batman?

Is Gareth Davies, leader of a fledgling pulic audit mutual, the real Batman?

16 Sep 2011

Public audit mutual one step closer

Future public audit mutual DA Partnership has appointed a secretary, a concrete move towards an Audit Commission spin-off

15 Sep 2011

Audit Commission mutual choked by cap on market share

A mutual born of the Audit Commission will have to limit the number of staff it can employ due to a cap on market share

09 Sep 2011

Audit Commission contracts opened to EU

UK public sector audit formerly provided by the Audit Commission may be tendered out by the EU today

06 Sep 2011

New entrants set for Audit Commission bidding

Audit commission bosses cite "high interest" among potential new players to the market

30 Aug 2011

Audit Commission redundancy cheques 'could fund mutual'

Redundancy payments to Audit Commission staff might be used to set up a mutual, sources suggest

08 Aug 2011

DA Partnership registered 'to facilitate Audit Commission mutual'

Audit Commission chief registered DA Partnership 'to prepare for employee-led venture'

03 Aug 2011

Audit Commission chief starts private firm

Audit Commission executive Gareth Davies' new private firm could bid for public audits, but its purpose remains a mystery

01 Aug 2011

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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: 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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Colin wonders whether Uber's customers could perhaps operate their tipping system in the same manner that the minicab business operates its app

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