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Water

Lords worried about watered down audit reform

Lords committee seems disappointed that the EC hasn't gone further in reforming the audit market

16 Feb 2012

Lords Lawson MacGregor and Lipsey

Lawson urges tougher audit reforms from Brussels

Former chancellor urges European Commission to create rules for auditors

08 Feb 2012

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Deloitte bolsters global services division

Big Four firm recruits sixth partner in six months to its global employer services practice

20 Dec 2011

Audit market 'barriers' worry Competition Commission

Competition Commission flags up high barriers to entry as one issue among many affecting the audit market

08 Dec 2011

Mid-tier chiefs urge EU to hold nerve on audit reform

Mid-tier firms call on Michel Barnier to stick with radical proposals to open up the audit market

28 Nov 2011

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

November is the cruelest month (for audit)

PwC racks up four embarrassing audit exposures with E&Y and KPMG hot on their heels

11 Nov 2011

PwC named top brand for sustainability services

Survey into environmental consulting firms shows Big Four lead the way with PwC coming out tops

10 Nov 2011

Didn’t they do well?

Questions asked as Big Four scrap into the top 300 of the first carbon league table

10 Nov 2011

Caledonia Investments swaps Deloitte for KPMG as auditor

KPMG succeeds Deloitte as auditor for investment trust business

10 Nov 2011

Audit chief accuses Big Four of low-balling

Big Four are low-balling to secure audits, according to mid-tier director Giles Murphy

08 Nov 2011

Graduate job applications up 140% at E&Y

Firm receives 3,200 graduate applications for 800 roles and undergraduate submissions rockets 215% to 1,700

02 Nov 2011

Mid-tier 'worried' after BIS audit reform leak

Mid-tier firms worried about BIS's leaked criticism of EC audit reform ahead of official impact assessment

28 Oct 2011

Big Four audit split: Numbers don’t stack up

Closer examination of Barnier’s audit paper shows proposals might not meet expectations

10 Oct 2011

Audit split could be stalemate for Big Four

Splitting audit and non-audit service provision could hog-tie both sides

07 Oct 2011

Video: Could the Big Four be broken up?

Accountancy Age discusses the implications of European proposals to fundamentally restructure the audit market

04 Oct 2011

KPMG to leave St Albans for Watford

KPMG lines up new office space in Watford

04 Oct 2011

PwC puts Deloitte in place over global figures

PwC can't resist dig at Deloitte as it retakes number one slot

03 Oct 2011

Haymarket Hotel or Deloitte towers?

Deloitte hires Haymarket hotel during the Olympics

28 Sep 2011

'Untold consequences' loom in audit-only landscape

Audit-only firms mooted in Barnier's draft green paper have a thousand potential consequences, critics warn

28 Sep 2011

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