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Audit competition inquiry accelerates

The Big Four and Grant Thornton have submitted strong initial statements to the Competition Commission's audit inquiry

23 Nov 2011

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BDO: Majority of audit committee reports unsatisfactory

Audit committee reports falling short of corporate governance best practice, BDO claims

25 Oct 2011

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OFT refers audit market to Competition Commission

Following a recent consultation into audit in some of the largest companies the OFT has referred the issue to the Competition Commission

21 Oct 2011

Outgoing BDO chief: Not shy or retiring

Jeremy Newman, departing global head of BDO, reviews his tenure with much pride and a few regrets

12 Oct 2011

Outgoing BDO chief considers public sector move

Outgoing BDO global chief Jeremy Newman might look to the public sector for his next role

11 Oct 2011

BDO administrators called to The Sony Centre

David Gilbert and Andrew Beckingham are appointed administrators to Sony retailer Sonnex Communications

28 Sep 2011

Audit proposals fan flames of debate

Stakeholders are up in arms following a leaked draft of Barnier's green paper on audit

27 Sep 2011

RSM Tenon boosts London tax team

Steve Besford from BDO and Sandy Cochrane from Grant Thornton are recruited to RSM Tenon’s London tax team

21 Sep 2011

Finance chiefs eyeing horizon

CFOs are confident in their global expansion plans, BDO study shows

20 Sep 2011

BDO: Annual report users question value

Users of annual reports fear the documents are not reliable performance indicators, but rely on them nonetheless

06 Sep 2011

Who's riding the IFRS gravy train?

IFRS consultancy work can be lucrative, but who's cashing in the cheques?

22 Aug 2011

Ofgem: BDO to probe energy pricing

BDO will examine whether energy companies understate profits to justify raising retail prices

22 Aug 2011

BDO receives extension as Halliwells administrators

Dermot Power and Shay Bannon receive extension as administrators to collapsed law firm Halliwells

17 Aug 2011

Firm favourites: Cosying up to regulators

Firms, institutes and regulators are one big happy family, but what does this mean for professional oversight?

02 Aug 2011

Audit inspectors optimistic despite firm shortcomings

Audit inspectors claim standards are improving at the top-six firms, but the results tell a different story

01 Aug 2011

BDO urged to avoid cross-selling

BDO's growth should not lead to non-audit services being sold to audit clients, says AIU

26 Jul 2011

BDO chief's eventful international tenure ends

Jeremy Newman to step down from senior BDO management after many garrulous years

25 Jul 2011

PKF and BDO in hot water over China fraud

PKF and BDO face legal action from shareholders after China Expert Technology defrauded $132m

22 Jul 2011

Reported business fraud cases rise

BDO's Fraud Track report shows number of fraud cases increase

18 Jul 2011

Newman: China infected by Big Four clauses

BDO chief says Big Four clauses have spread to China as a result of their widespread use leading to boilerplate insertion

12 Jul 2011

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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: 2014 in cartoons

Colin and friends take you through their year - using the medium of pithy cartoons

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

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