Top 50+50: Eight highlights from the 2018 ranking

Top 50+50: Eight highlights from the 2018 ranking

As we gear up for the full ranking release on 19 September, we reveal eight highlights from this year’s list

After another 12 months of budgets, statements, Brexit negotiations and Making Tax Digital updates, this week we are counting down to the release of the Accountancy Age Top 50+50 ranking. Compiled using data submitted by accountancy firms in the UK, the Top 50+50 champions excellence in the accountancy industry by ranking entrants by total UK fee income.

As we gear up for the full ranking release on 19 September, we reveal below eight highlights from this year’s list. Get involved by sharing your predictions on Twitter with @AccountancyAge and using #AATop50.

1. All change in the Top 20

After significant growth in the past 12 months, one firm has broken into the Top 20 this year, while a quarter of last year’s Top 20 firms have shuffled places. Who are the movers and shakers of 2018?

2. Top fee income growth is 33%

The total fee income for one firm is up 33% compared to 2017. But how many places up the ranking has the firm moved as a result?

3. Rapid rise for one firm

One firm has jumped ten places in the ranking. Who is it, and have they broken the Top 40, 50 or 60 barrier?

4. Big Four post strong growth

Combined total fee income from the Big Four firms stands at £11.5bn this year, up from £10.7bn in 2017.

5. Biggest decline hits -10.5%

Fee income has dropped 10.5% this year at one Top 20 firm. Who has slumped in 2018?

6. The no-changers

Only 26 firms have retained the same position as in 2017. Have the remaining 74 moved up or down?

7. One firm falls 17 places

One firm has fallen 17 places down the ranking. But did the firm’s fee income grow or decline?

8. Partner increase at Big Four firms

Partner numbers at Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC have risen by 50 to 3280, up from 3180 in 2017.

 

Check back for the release of the Top 50+50 on Wednesday 19 September, but in the meantime, view the 2017 ranking and analysis here.

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