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KPMG could face FRC investigation over HBOS audit

FRC announces it will look into whether KPMG will be investigated for a future tribunal over its audit work at HBOS

11 Apr 2013


Ex-Cattles group FD stripped of licence at tribunal

James Corr stripped of his ICAS licence for eight years but will not incur any financial sanction following a tribunal by the profession’s watchdog

18 Feb 2013

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Cattles launches legal battle against former auditor PwC

Troubled sub-prime lender Cattles is to take PwC to court over its audit prior to the revelation of a huge accounting black hole

05 Feb 2013

FSA publishes guidance on incentive schemes for mis-selling

FSA produces guidance on how financial firms can mitigate the risk of mis-selling financial products, including tax avoidance schemes

18 Jan 2013

Ex-FSA CEO in talks to take a possible Deloitte role

Hector Sants reportedly in discussions with Deloitte to take equity partner role

05 Dec 2012

Accountancy firms implicated in mis-sale of avoidance schemes

Accountancy firms are among 90 advisory companies which have allegedly mis-sold tax avoidance schemes

30 Nov 2012

Barclays SFO probe will target business, not individuals

SFO probe borne out of FSA investigation into the bank and former senior employees including finance director Chris Lucas, but will not look at individuals

30 Aug 2012

Jury fails to reach verdict on ex-iSoft directors

Accountants, charged with conspiracy to make misleading statements, could face retrial

10 Aug 2012

Barclays FD under FSA investigation

The FSA has begun an investigation into Barclays group FD Chris Lucas due to disclosure concerns

27 Jul 2012

KPMG UK chairman to lead FSA replacement body

John Griffith-Jones takes chairman role at new financial services regulator the Financial Conduct Authority

11 Jun 2012

FSA's Cole to join PwC

FSA enforcement director to take general counsel role at PwC

20 Mar 2012

HBOS hid debt portfolio stress from its auditors

HBOS ignored warnings from its auditor KPMG over the state of bad debts within the corporate division of subsidiary Bank of Scotland

12 Mar 2012

James Perman & Co forced to pay FSA costs

Scottish accountancy firm forced to pay costs after losing battle against the FSA

20 Feb 2012

New financial services body to discipline auditors

ICAEW believes Financial Services Bill will give the regulator more disciplinary powers over auditors

27 Jan 2012

Colin - FSA in the dog house?

Colin's take on the City Watchdog

21 Dec 2011

PwC to be investigated over Barclays audit

AADB reviews firm's compliance with FSA client asset rules

19 Dec 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

KPMG takes world-first 'special administration'

KPMG's Richard Fleming, Richard Heis and Mike Pink appointed special administrators to MF Global UK

01 Nov 2011

KPMG recruited by FSA to investigate UBS

Financial Service Authority and Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority pick KPMG to investigate alleged unauthorised trading

26 Sep 2011

VAT rules on financial advice need clarifying

A Treasury select committee report highlights uncertainty around FSA reforms

18 Jul 2011

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Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go


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Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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