Melanie Johnson, competition minister, will unveil the biggest shake-up in UK company law in 150 years with the publication of a white paper.
The long-awaited scrapping of the statutory annual audit for companies with turnover of less than £4.8m is expected. Other proposals include tightened corporate governance procedures on directors’ duties and a new operating and financial review.
Johnson has said the reforms will save small businesses £170m a year.
Publication of the white paper comes a year after trade and industry minister Patricia Hewitt unveiled the findings of a three-year long review of company law, undertaken by the DTI.
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'
Stephen Mills joins the Manchester office from IBM, where he spent 12 years as an associate partner in the data, analytics and cognitive consulting group
Rupert Guppy will be responsible for capital allowances in the southern region, and joins the firm from specialist consultancy E3 Consulting