PracticeAccounting FirmsCity firms stalled by attack

City firms stalled by attack

Staff told not to leave offices at city accountancy firms

Big city accountancy firms have been stalled by the explosions on London’s
transport system.

Big Four staff were being urged not to leave the office, as firms tried to
establish where their employees were located.

Firms close to the scene of the attacks were also braced for further
explosions. Grant Thornton staff, who work in the firm’s Euston office where
attacks were thought to have taken place, were told to stay away from windows.

PwC was talking to security staff to establish what was going on, whilst a
spokeswoman for Deloitte said: ‘Deloitte is advising that employees based in our
London office do not travel across London at the moment, and that employees in
our regional offices do not to make trips to London offices today.’

A spokeswoman for KPMG said there had not been any official communication so
far, and that numbers in the head office were down but that ‘fingers crossed
everything will be alright here.’

An Ernst & Young spokesman said that from what they can gather they are
not immediately affected, but that they ‘were taking all steps to ensure that
staff are safe’.

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