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Accountancy Age Top 50 League Table

In return for the protection offered by limited liability partnerships accountants are going to have to become used to publishing plc-style accounts. In spite of this development, a number of firms preferred to keep details of their fee income to themselves when surveyed for the 1998 Accountancy Age Top 50.

Where firms refused to provide the necessary information, we turned to other published sources or applied an inflation factor to our previous survey. However, more than two-thirds of the firms questioned were happy to co-operate, enabling Accountancy Age to compile an important guide for decision-makers seeking professional financial advice and services.

Firm Fee income (#m) Year end % growth UK partners Fee per partner (#)
1 PwC 1,324.58* Apr 98 n/k 1,000 1.32m
2 KPMG 726.00 Sep 97 17.0 569 1.28m
3 Andersen Worldwide* 714.82 Apr 98 n/k 400 1.79m
4 Ernst & Young 525.00 Jun 97 15.0 411 1.30m
5 Deloitte & Touche 442.40 Sep 97 10.4 328 1.35m
6 Grant Thornton* 123.60 Apr 98 n/k 210 588,500
7 BDO Stoy Hayward 122.06 Mar 98 14.7 234 521,624
8 Pannell Kerr Forster 72.72 Apr 97 8.0 140 519,428
9 Horwath Clark Whitehill** 63.56 Mar 98 n/k 228 278,772
10 Kidsons Impey** 58.70 Apr 98 n/k 140 419,285
11 Moore Stephens 49.80 Dec 97 1.2 136 366,176
12 Smith & Williamson 45.30 Apr 98 18.0 72 629,167
13 Robson Rhodes** 43.34 Apr 98 n/k 70 619,142
14 Baker Tilly (inc Casson Beckman) 40.90 Mar 98 34.4 92 440,000
15 Neville Russell 40.77 Dec 97 6.6 90 453,000
16 Moores Rowland 34.95 Apr 98 n/k 90 388,333
17 Haines Watts 28.00 Mar 98 4.5 60 466,000
18 Saffery Champness** 18.16 Apr 98 n/k 43 422,326
19 Chantrey Vellacott** 18.05 Apr 98 n/k 42 429,762
20 MacIntyre Hudson 16.90 Mar 98 16.2 32 527,000
21 Levy Gee 16.80 Apr 98 15.0 37 454,000
22 Kingston Smith 16.66 Apr 98 26.2 36 476,200
23 Hacker Young 14.56 Apr 98 17.00 42 347,000
24 Solomon Hare 13.70 Mar 98 7.8 25 548,000
25 Latham Crossley & Davis* 12.86 Oct 97 n/k 17 756,470
26 Fraser Russell 11.94 May 98 10.5 37 322,675
27 Bentley Jennison 11.5 Dec 97 21.0 37 310,000
28 Littlejohn Frazer 10.14 Mar 98 n/k 24 422,500
29 Hays Allen 8.65 Apr 98 17.8 16 353,125
30 Cooper Lancaster Brewers 8.36 Apr 98 11.5 25 335,000
31 Menzies 8.11 May 98 9.5 21 386,000
32 Morison Stoneham 7.68 Apr 98 2.6 18 427,000
33 Morley & Scott 7.21 Sep 97 6.7 19 380,000
34 Brooking Knowles & Lawrence 7.20 Apr 98 15.4 19 379,640
35 Cooper Parry 7.00 Apr 98 14.5 17 412,920
36 Francis Clark 6.95 Apr 98 5.6 22 316,000
37 Wilkins Kennedy 6.80 Apr 98 12.4 17 387,000
38 Larking Gowen 6.61 Mar 98 9.5 15 440,700
39 Morgan Brown & Spofforth 6.30 Apr 98 13.7 15 420,000
40 Rothman Pantall & Co 6.06 Jul 97 3.4 23 265,037
41 Buzzacott 6.06 Sep 97 8.1 17 357,000
42 Lubbock Fine** 5.81 Nov 97 n/k 14 415,000
43 Price Bailey 5.56 Mar 98 15.0 16 347,000
44 Brebner Allen & Trapp 5.40 Apr 98 16.0 17 318,700
45 James & Cowper 5.05 Apr 98 11.0 18 280,000
46 Gruber Garrett* 4.94 Apr 98 n/k 18 274,444
47 Critchleys 4.90 May 98 16.0 18 272,000
48 Forrester Boyd 4.70 Mar 98 16.4 15 314,000
49 Bishop Fleming** 4.65 Apr 98 n/k 16 290,625
50 MacIntyre & Co 4.63 Mar 98 6.0 14 331,000

Notes

* Calculation based on published sources ** Calculation based on Accountancy Age survey 1996

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