Leading firms are providing services which would have cost almost £450,000
for free to the Conservative party, seen as strong favourites to win the general
Since the start of 2008, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG have either provided
staff or technical help to the Tories worth £292,697.68 and £106,103
respectively, the Independent reported.
Ernst & Young is set to provide a consultant to the Tory Party at a cost
of £50,000 from August.
The news comes as firms continue to benefit from lucrative public sector
work. Valuations of banks bailed out by the government have become a welcome
revenue stream for some firms in recent months.
"The whole idea of HMRC officials supplying confidential information about individuals to the media on a non-attributable basis is, or should be, a matter of serious concern," say Supreme Court judges
Changes to the tax system is urged to support the growth of entrepreneurs, found a report from the Grant Thornton UK, the Institute of Directors, and the Prelude Group
Six new partners have been revealed by top ten firm Mazars
Investment in people, tech and businesses impacts on EY's profit per partner figure