Audit Reform Special

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Audit in their hands: what China can tell us about rotation

Chinese audit reform has led to a cut in fees but no contracts moving outside the Big Four, Gavin Hinks finds

30 Jan 2014

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Defence the best form of attack for KPMG in new audit landscape

Standard Chartered and British Land have taken a very different approach to tendering under new audit rules

29 Jan 2014

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KPMG retains Standard Chartered audit

Standard Chartered maintains 40-year audit relationship with KPMG

28 Jan 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

KPMG’s Aberdeen Asset Management audit up for grabs

Aberdeen Asset Management considering ending its 30 year audit relationship with KPMG

22 Jan 2014

EU legal affairs committee endorses audit reform proposals

EU legal affairs committee votes in favour of audit reforms that will enforce mandatory auditor rotation

22 Jan 2014

Deloitte in danger of losing £8m Vodafone audit

Vodafone puts audit contract on the market for the first time in 26 years

21 Jan 2014

London Stock Exchange puts audit out to tender

LSE puts audit, currently held by PwC, out to tender

19 Dec 2013

Opinion: EU non-audit black list is a grey area

Prohibited tax services are open to interpretation, claims Richard Crump

18 Dec 2013

Leader: Minimal audit change leaves quality question unanswered

UK and EU audit market interventions lack the oomph to create a huge impact - and so quality remains an issue, says Kevin Reed

18 Dec 2013

Last minute deal pushes through EU audit reform

EU rules will impose mandatory audit rotation, restrict non-audit services, cap non-audit fees and enhance supervision

17 Dec 2013

Preliminary agreement reached on EU audit reform

Framework on EU audit reform is now subject to final agreement by member states later this week

17 Dec 2013

Audit trilogue negotiations set to restart

Negotiations on between parliament, the EU Council and European Commission on EU audit reform set to restart

16 Dec 2013

Berkeley Group hires KPMG for audit role

Housebuilder breaks audit tie with PwC after 24 years, recruiting KPMG for the role

09 Dec 2013

Deloitte replaces PwC as Marks & Spencer's auditor

Marks & Spencer changes auditor for first time since 1926

06 Dec 2013

EU audit reform talks suspended

Audit reform negotiations called off as MEPs fail to agree to compromises put forward by parliament

05 Dec 2013

Unilever swaps PwC for KPMG as auditor

Unilever to end 27-year audit relationship with PwC - KPMG to be its next auditor, while EY said it could not bid for the work

03 Dec 2013

British MEP confident of deal on EU audit reform

Sajjad Karim optimistic of agreeing common approach to EU audit reforms by end of the year

26 Nov 2013

Firms get strategic in lining up audit targets

Auditors will become more strategic in how they recruit, allocate resources and manage their cost base to attack FTSE 350 tenders

16 Oct 2013

Competition Commission waters down audit reforms

Competition watchdog retreats from contentious plans and imposes ten year audit tendering rules

15 Oct 2013

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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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