Since he handed his report in August to OLAF and the Commission’sadministration directorate, officials have been ‘analysing’ its contents anddiscussing how to follow it up.
However, OLAF acted rather more swiftly over the leak, releasing animmediate statement that it would ‘rigorously’ check allegations that anofficial had been paid to release the dossier. If these stand up, then’disciplinary proceedings’ would be opened and the ‘competent judicialauthorities’ would be informed.
The fraud unit was silent on the allegations themselves, which are said toinclude claims that the Commission’s Irish secretary general DavidO’Sullivan, and his British spokesman, Jonathan Faull had ignored corruptionin the management of a Euro 600 million education programme. Both menstrongly deny the claims.
Mazars has announced the appointment of Michael Tripp as the new head of financial services
A new leader, Darra Singh has been appointed to lead EY’s UK government and public sector practice
MHA MacIntyre Hudson has partnered with cloud accounting software provider Xero ahead of the government’s requirement for digital records
Revenue and profitability growth in on the rise for CPA firms, found a survey from the American Institute of CPA’s and its subsidiary CPA.com