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KPMG denies Scots deal is 'poaching'

KPMG has denied categorically that there was 'poaching' involved when it sealed a deal which will allow new students entering its Tax Business School to study with the Scots ICA.

The rebuttal came after news reports claimed the move had dealt ‘a body blow’ to the English ICA.

Julie Morgan, head of learning and development at KPMG, said providing access to ICAS courses for new entrants would expand opportunities for trainees but could not be viewed as taking trainees away from other institutes.

‘There has been no poaching,’ she said.

The ICAS route will add to courses already on offer for KPMG trainees with the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Association of Taxation Technicians.

Morgan said a majority of trainees were trained with the CIoT, as had been the case for the last four years, and only a handful with the English ICA.

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