has launched a formal consultation to widen the powers of comptroller and auditor general Sir John Bourn. The move follows the recommendations of Lord Sharman’s report on the scrutiny of government. Bourn is to become auditor of all non-departmental public bodies with rights of access to those in receipt of government grants, social landlords, train operators and contractors.
Carter Backer Winter has acquired Edwards Financial Services, expanding its financial planning department
New growth opportunities in Aberdeen, North East Scotland, are being invested in by Grant Thornton
Colin responds to the call for 'Darwinism' in accountancy
A new partner, Dermot Callinan, has joined Saffery Champness from KPMG where he was recently the head of the UK private client advisory team