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EY aims to treble strategy consulting practice by 2020

EY plans to grow strategy consulting practice to over 2,500 professionals by 2020, and appoints a new global leader for the business

07 Nov 2014

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CIPFA: Drastic, longer-term public finance thinking needed

CIPFA's pre-election manifesto calls for longer-term thinking by government

07 Nov 2014

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Taxman probes two thirds of Britain's biggest companies

Jennie Granger, the taxman's director general of enforcement and compliance, told an HMRC stakeholder conference that the majority of the probes covered "multiple issues

06 Nov 2014

Luxembourg at centre of tax avoidance furore

Investigation reveals European principality acted as conduit for businesses seeking to drive down tax bills

06 Nov 2014

Accountant arrested over suspected £2m VAT fraud

Four men arrested, including an accountant, in dawn raids over alleged VAT scam

06 Nov 2014

BDO loses blur audit to KPMG

The Exeter-based services-commerce company said the change in auditor would happen with immediate effect

06 Nov 2014

MacIntyre Hudson appointed trustee for bankrupt England goalkeeper

MHA MacIntyre Hudson partner Mick Sanders appointed trustee in bankruptcy for former England international goalkeeper David James

05 Nov 2014

US lawyers called in by PwC to investigate Phones 4U

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan called in by Phones 4U administrators as part of the insolvency investigation

05 Nov 2014

KPMG in dock over admitted audit code breaches

The cases revolve around breaches of the FRC's Ethical Standards for Auditors code

05 Nov 2014

BDO anti-fraud experts join PKF Littlejohn

Jim Gee's team of three to provide anti-fraud and forensic services to clients, and those of the PKF network

05 Nov 2014

Migrants to suffer if 'strict liability' tax rules enacted, warns LITRG

Migrants to the UK may find small amounts earned in their home country could see them fall foul of proposed strict liability law on offshore tax evasion, warns Low Incomes Tax Reform Group chairman Anthony Thomas

05 Nov 2014

Tax statements to show government spend

Treasury to send tax breakdowns to 24 million taxpayers

04 Nov 2014

EY ends Deloitte's 14-year audit role at RBS

The bank announced that EY had wrested the account from incumbent Deloitte, which has been the institution's auditor fore the last 14 years

04 Nov 2014

Prepack deal saves London Mining's Sierra Leone mine

The mineran into "severe liquidity issues" caused by a combination of high costs, falling iron ore prices and the impact of the Ebola virus

03 Nov 2014

KPMG administrators make redundancies at PCS Brands

The employees were all culled from PCS Brands, a manufacturing business which makes metal bake ware, cookware and wine racks together with the distribution of cutlery under the Viners Brand

03 Nov 2014

EY and Grant Thornton beef up transactions teams

Senior appointments made by EY and Grant Thornton suggests deals sentiment is growing

03 Nov 2014

Ten firms in race to claim Morison UK membership

Chief executive of international accountancy network Morison International Liza Robbins tells Accountancy Age she is in discussions with ten firms about UK membership

03 Nov 2014

PwC overhauls KPMG as top AIM 100 auditor

PwC replaces KPMG as the leading AIM 100 auditor after pulling in three new clients

03 Nov 2014

FRC's Roger Marshall joins EFRAG Board

The ex-PwC audit partner, who chaired the Big Four firm's global audit policy board between 2003 and 2007, takes on the new role with immediate effect

31 Oct 2014

Partner promotions take Scott-Moncrieff to 16

Morag Watson and Pamela Coyne recognised for their efforts in growing the business

31 Oct 2014

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The Practitioner: Pruning clients, growing staff numbers

Not so easy come easy go for the Practitioner, as a troublesome client is finally given the heave-ho, but a new staff member is welcomed on board

Are ethics and profits mutually exclusive?

The markets crave trust, and business must be more proactive in its delivery

ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

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

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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