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KPMG awarded multi-disciplinary licence

First Big Four firm to be awarded an alternative business structure licence by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority; but firm will not set up a separate legal practice

01 Oct 2014

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HMRC gains pay packet tax debt collection powers

High earners with large tax debts face PAYE deductions of up to £17,000 a year under new powers

30 Sep 2014

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KPMG staff offered ‘leg up' mortgage ladder

KPMG staff offered preferential rates to secure a mortgage

30 Sep 2014

Begbies warns of challenging year ahead

Begbies braced for difficult year as it continues to suffer from lower levels of corporate insolvencies

30 Sep 2014

FRC closes investigation into conduct of EY

Investigation into conduct and a former ICAEW member scrapped by FRC

30 Sep 2014

KPMG called in to review project controls at Balfour Beatty

Big Four firm called in as Balfour Beatty's UK construction services division sees margins eroded

30 Sep 2014

Accountancy Age September App out now

The September edition of the Accountancy Age is out now

29 Sep 2014

KPMG replaces PwC as Grainger auditors

Property owner Grainger replaces auditors following first tender in ten years

29 Sep 2014

Conservatives promise to scrap 55% pensions ‘death tax’

Pensioners will be able to leave a much greater portion of their pension pots to wider variety of people with the abolition of the 55% rate

29 Sep 2014

Ex-ICAEW accountant jailed for Ponzi scam

Geoffrey Langdale jailed for six years

26 Sep 2014

Watson to drive BTG's new property debt advice offering

Simon Watson to develop debt advisory business for the property sector

26 Sep 2014

Four Baker Tilly partners make move to Moore Stephens

Former Baker Tilly COO and three other partners join Moore Stephens, Accountancy Age understands

25 Sep 2014

Consulting division boosts Deloitte’s annual revenues

Deloitte reports fifth consecutive year of international growth as revenues hit $34.2bn

25 Sep 2014

KPMG and Oracle partner to provide cloud offering

KPMG and Oracle to provide finance and tax transformation services through tie-up

25 Sep 2014

Taking Stock: Sage steals Xero’s thunder

The market is cut-throat, especially online

24 Sep 2014

FRC 'closely monitoring' Tesco situation

FRC keeping close eye on developments following Tesco's profit overstatements

24 Sep 2014

SRA refines 'accountants report' exemption plans

Solicitors regulator reveals phased approach to creating exemptions for lawyers from the accountants report

24 Sep 2014

Mazars appoints Birmingham managing partner

Lee Cartwright made Mazars' Birmingham managing partner

24 Sep 2014

RSM's Dohrer to join audit standards body IAASB

Bob Dohrer to hold three-year term at the audit standards body

24 Sep 2014

KPMG overhauls approach to its audit reports

KPMG invites listed audit clients to include broader qualitative commentary from the auditors in annual reports

23 Sep 2014

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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