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Major UK companies line up 2017 for audit tenders

Johnson Matthey, Babcock International, Qinetiq and Big Yellow Group line up 2017 audit tenders, while 32Red swaps Grant Thornton for KPMG

20 Jun 2014

'AIM revival' see James Cowper scoop two IPOs

Firm advises Bioventix and EW Group through successful listings on AIM index

20 Jun 2014

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FRC proposes joint tribunals for accountants and actuaries

Watchdog says changes will make disciplinary proceedings more efficient

20 Jun 2014

Interview: Graeme Smith, Zolfo Cooper advisory services lead partner

Graeme Smith talks Accountancy Age through Zolfo Cooper's plans to provide clients with a broader range of services

19 Jun 2014

Tech and creative industries key to London's growth

CBI/KPMG survey finds technology and creative industries will drive London's growth in the next five years

19 Jun 2014

Government to simplify benefits-in-kind system

Treasury launches four consultations in a bid to simplify benefits in kind

19 Jun 2014

F1 team McLaren denied tax relief for fine

£32m fine for corporate espionage not tax deductible, tribunal finds

19 Jun 2014

Avoidance scheme promoter threatens to sue Deloitte

Icebreaker Management threatens legal for failing to act in its best interests

18 Jun 2014

Accountant jailed for £95,000 VAT fraud

Robert Leonard Carpenter made fraudulent VAT repayment claims between 2007 and 2012

18 Jun 2014

Succession planning key as firms look to grow

Talaent management needs to be higher up the board agenda, Randstad finds

18 Jun 2014

Abolish corporation tax and CGT for SMEs – Lord Saatchi

Axing corporation tax for small businesses will stimulate growth, claims Lord Saatchi

18 Jun 2014

PKF UK/Ireland firms clear £78m fees

PKF UKI posts £78m in fee income, with more firms lined up to join

18 Jun 2014

Pre-pack administrations to face voluntary scrutiny

Review into pre-pack administrations supports voluntary scrutiny, but legislation could follow if measures fail to have 'desired impact'

17 Jun 2014

French Duncan expands with Abercrombie Gemmell deal

Abercrombie Gemmell will be rebranded as French Duncan

17 Jun 2014

Zolfo Cooper expands into non-restructuring services

Graeme Smith to head up advisory services at Zolfo Cooper, to 'meet client demand'

17 Jun 2014

RBS prepares to tender audit contract

Bank will take contract to market later this year, having used Deloitte since 2000

16 Jun 2014

Xero releases Practice Manager software

Xero Practice Manager will reduce debtor days, the vendor claims

16 Jun 2014

Begbies Traynor acquires London-based corporate insolvency group

Begbies Traynor Group acquires Ian Franses Associates for £0.6m, with further £1.4m to be paid dependent on performance

16 Jun 2014

Chantrey Vellacott appointment to boost Midlands business support

New joint-role created a Chantrey Vellacott

16 Jun 2014

Number caught by inheritance tax to rise by third

Treasury predicts number caught by inheritance tax to breach 35,000 mark

16 Jun 2014

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