Anti-corruption lobby group Corner House was set to launch a judicial review challenging the decision to ease controls stipulated by the Export Credits Guarantee Department when the DTI brokered a last-minute deal and promised to re-examine the changes.
Airbus, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce had persuaded government to ease the original regulations, arguing that they would jeopardise a number of lucrative contracts.
The move from Corner House, however, has put the regulations back on the agenda and left business uncertain as to whether it will have to submit to the initial controls after all.
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson
Merger between Clear & Lane Chartered Accountants and Magma Chartered Accountants was finalised on 3 February
BDO has taken its new partner intake to 23 during the first half of its financial year, including the appointment of five partners in five weeks
The firm reports 7.6% global fee income growth for the year ending 31 December 2016