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BDO turnover leaps 27% after PKF merger

Annual report first to reflect PKF merger

20 Nov 2014

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Accounting gaffe leads to nurses being asked to 'work for free'

RCN said the draconian move by the NHS trust was badly damaging morale among nurses who already voluntarily work extra hours unpaid

20 Nov 2014

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Bangladesh audit reform moves forward, despite disagreements

A power struggle between Bangladeshi institutes fails to halt move towards stronger audit and accounting regulation

20 Nov 2014

BDO liquidators win £24m for Rangers creditors

BDO secure £24m for Rangers creditors after agreeing settlement with Collyer Bristow, the lawyers who acted for Craig Whyte when he bought the club in 2011

20 Nov 2014

Moore Stephens confirms Baker Tilly tax partner hires

Moore Stephens confirms arrivals of Timothy Fussell, Kevin Phillips and Vincent Wood from Baker Tilly

20 Nov 2014

Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

20 Nov 2014

Ex-KPMGer takes CFO role as Chinese online gambling looms

Clive Hyman takes PCGE CFO role as company looks to grab a slice of the online Chinese gambling market

20 Nov 2014

Towergate admits to operational cash flow "uncertainties"

Bondholder report shows insurance broker's net cash outflow of £59m before financing

20 Nov 2014

Marks & Spencer goes shopping for John Lewis CFO

Highly-rated John Lewis group finance director Helen Weir defects to rival Marks & Spencer in lead up to crucial trading period

18 Nov 2014

GP & Met Police forensic examiner guilty of £700k tax fraud

Khaled Yasin was paid £1.3m as a forensic medical examiner for the Met Police, but only paid tax on £655,955 of that money, deftly avoiding a £300,000 tax bill

18 Nov 2014

HMRC roasted for glacial pace at tackling tax avoiders

Hodge blasts HMRC's action against tax avoiders as "unacceptably slow, putting tax revenues at risk"

18 Nov 2014

Industry gives cautious welcome to HMRC DRD backtrack

ICAEW chief executive Michael Izza said the institute would keep a careful eye on the passage of this legislation through parliament to ensure the commitments were not watered down

21 Nov 2014

NAO: Treasury and HMRC ‘lack framework’ for tax reliefs

NAO finds Treasury and HMRC do not adequately monitor effectiveness of tax reliefs

21 Nov 2014

Council investigated by financial police after PKF audit report

PKF Littlejohn discovered that Keighley Town Council may have taken "unlawful actions" and acted "without consideration of its legal powers"

21 Nov 2014

HMRC's draconian DRD plans diluted after wave of opposition

Treasury's DRD plans now come with safeguards to prevent state abuse - such as taxpayers having the right of appeal at court before funds removed

21 Nov 2014

KPMG and McLaren Group forge predictive analytics partnership

The Big Four firm becomes a ‘pioneer' partner of McLaren, fusing technology outfit's expertise in predictive analytics and KPMG's audit and consulting capability

20 Nov 2014

Baldwins expands into Shropshire with Turner Peachey deal

Acquisitive Midlands firm expands its reach

18 Nov 2014

CIPFA endorses public sector reporting evolution

IIRC and CIPFA push initiative to to drive more sustainability and transparency into public sector reporting

18 Nov 2014

UHY Hacker Young fined over audit family tie

Penalty imposed over breach of regulation where it failed to eliminate a potential threat to its independence of the audit client

17 Nov 2014

Duff & Phelps trio arrested over alleged ‘fraudulent’ Rangers takeover

Three employees from Duff & Phelps arrested in connection to alleged fraudulent sale of Rangers Football Club

17 Nov 2014

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