Watchdog hits PwC with two probes

Investigation relates to audit clients Tesco and Barclays

Ecommerce groups rush to deliver the goods

Bringing orders to the buyer on time is taking on increasing importance

Police drop probe into Serco contract

No evidence that outsourcer falsified prisoner escort figures

G4S and Serco won Whitehall contracts while ‘on probation’

Easing of ‘purdah’ terms shows outsourcers too big too fail, say MPs

BP carnival moves on

Court ruling plus expected compensation for breaching Clean Water Act take toll on UK group

PwC sold ‘tax avoidance on industrial scale’

UK public accounts committee denounces accounting firm

Fall Leaves
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The art of making a little go a long way

A few crowd-pleasers in the Autumn Statement

Surge of deliveries brings gift of innovation

Logistics industry seeks ways to meet consumers’ holiday demands

UK’s foreign aid pledge to cost extra £1bn

ONS shifts forecast to be in line with Europe

BIZ LIFE Bob Dell Global Chair and Managing Partner, Latham & Watkins. Credit: David Parry/ FT
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Polite lawyer who grew a global colossus

Dell led Latham & Watkins’ aggressive international expansion

Business of law: Knowledge is beginning to take wing

Firms have been slow to invest in data analytics and knowledge processing platforms, but some are now moving ahead of the curve

Sweden calls election as government falls

Stefan Löfven’s centre-left government was in power for only two months

Osborne targets £15bn Whitehall savings

Centralisation and outsourcing key elements of plan

EU rulers back the tortoise not the hare

The prevailing policy of muddle-through-while-slimming down has risks

Tax devolution unites Northern Ireland

Business hopes rise that corporation tax will soon match that in Republic

Scotland’s taxes can only go up

The pressure to do something will be hard to resist

Osborne to back devolution of business tax to Belfast

Autumn Statement move prepares way for hung parliament pact

Skills shortage hits London construction

Poll of building contractors finds one in three tenders rejected

Kier in talks over possible Mouchel offer

Motorway maintenance company also exploring a possible float

Osborne unveils ‘good news’ roads plan

All of A303 route to southwest to be made a dual carriageway


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