Ministerial responsibility for corporate and insolvency activity has been given to employment minister Gerry Sutcliffe in the re-re-branded Department of Trade and Industry under secretary of state Alan Johnson.
A new division of responsibilities at the department sees industry minister Alun Michael take charge of growth and business sectors, and the small business service assisted by competitiveness minister Barry Gardiner, who will also be responsible for Companies House and ‘better regulation’.
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season
Baldwins Accountancy Group has continued investment in the north-east and appointed David Fish as a director in its corporate finance team
UK M&A activity bounced back strongly in July and August, according to analysis by the deals practice at PwC.
Smith & Williamson has added Jim Clark and Philip Marsden, of Marsden Clark Corporate Finance Limited, to its corporate finance team.