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    1. July 8, 2015

      Grant Thornton fined £975,000 over building society audit

      Grant Thornton agreed on Wednesday to pay a £975,000 fine to settle a two-year accounting probe into its audit of...

    2. June 25, 2015

      Class warriors turn to tech for results

      Class might not be a uniquely British problem, but, with its subtle signifiers and far-reaching implications in UK...

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      Progress on pay parity for women has stagnated in the past decade - and employers’ sec...
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    1. June 1, 2015

      Corporate finance houses turn to crowdfunding

      Corporate finance houses including FinnCap and Grant Thornton are to list early-stage equity deals on a crowdfunding...

    2. May 29, 2015

      UK audits show widespread flaws, says watchdog

      Widespread flaws in the way the big accountancy firms — notably Grant Thornton and EY — carry out audits have been...

    3. May 12, 2015

      Grant Thornton counter sues Vincent Tchenguiz

      Two Grant Thornton partners have filed a counter-claim against Vincent Tchenguiz for defamation after the property...

    4. May 6, 2015

      Women in eastern Europe lead the way to senior roles

      Taking her seat for her first meeting of the global strategy council of PwC last July, the arrival of Olga...

    5. April 30, 2015

      Business leaders more worried about Brexit than Grexit

      European and US business leaders are more worried about the UK leaving the EU than Greece leaving the eurozone. “The...

    6. March 16, 2015

      Grant Thornton faces £49m negligence claim

      Grant Thornton is facing a £49m negligence claim from Manchester Building Society over advice and audit services it...

    7. March 5, 2015

      Corporate peak still out of reach for most women

      Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara turned her second husband’s general store into a lumber and sawmill empire. As Mildred...

    8. February 26, 2015

      Regional growth lures the big four accountacy firms out of London

      When husband and wife Jawid Hussain and Mahroof Begum set up Accrol Papers in Blackburn, Lancashire, in 1993, they used...

    9. February 18, 2015

      Watchdog ‘disappointed’ with Grant Thornton audits

      A report from the UK accountancy watchdog said it was “disappointed” to find that five of the eight Grant Thornton...

    10. February 10, 2015

      Robert Tchenguiz to invoke European human rights law to protect assets

      Property entrepreneur Robert Tchenguiz is to invoke European human rights law in a battle to protect his assets from...

    11. beyondbrics

      January 2, 2015

      India M&A deals spike in 2014, more activity seen

      Last year in India was remarkable not only for the resurgence in economic dynamism that followed the election of...

    12. December 7, 2014

      Pay of FTSE 100 executives jumps 50% in a year

      The average total pay for FTSE 100 executives jumped by 50 per cent in the past year, according to analysis by Grant...

    13. December 5, 2014

      Bob Diamond backs Grassroot Soccer

      Bob Diamond: Soccer gem Now here’s a worthy cause, with a novel twist: preventing HIV in Africa through the universal...

    14. November 27, 2014

      Vincent Tchenguiz launches £2.2bn lawsuit

      Vincent Tchenguiz, the property entrepreneur who was a subject of a failed criminal investigation by the UK fraud...

    15. November 10, 2014

      Dissolving of boundaries lets in more consultancy competitors

      When Grant Thornton wanted to devise its latest global strategy, the accounting and advisory group did not call in a...

    16. October 26, 2014

      UK shell company law will be easy to sidestep, MPs warn

      A new law aimed at removing the “cloak of secrecy” surrounding the ownership of companies is likely to be easily...

    17. October 21, 2014

      KPMG hopes cloud software will win over SMEs

      KPMG, the audit firm that serves 24 of the FTSE 100 companies, is fighting to win business from faster-growing small...

    18. October 7, 2014

      ‘Never mind the big names – has your mentor got the time?’

      “Being a CEO is a pretty lonely place,” says Gerald Brady, head of UK relationship banking for Silicon Valley Bank –...

    19. October 6, 2014

      Grant Thornton queries Big Four’s legal services push

      Grant Thornton, the world’s sixth-largest professional services firm, has no plans to follow its larger rivals in...

    20. September 14, 2014

      Liquidators sue Daiwa Capital Markets Europe over Sanea funds

      Daiwa Capital Markets Europe is facing a $204m negligence lawsuit brought by the liquidators of a Cayman Islands...

    21. August 31, 2014

      Regional growth divides underlined

      The economies of Manchester, Birmingham and Milton Keynes expanded more rapidly than anywhere outside London over the...

    22. August 4, 2014

      UK business confidence dips for first time in two years

      UK business confidence has dipped for the first time in two years, reinforcing expectations of a modest slowdown in...

    23. July 31, 2014

      SFO pays £1.5m to Robert Tchenguiz

      Property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz has received a £1.5m settlement from the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, days after his...

    24. July 25, 2014

      Vincent Tchenguiz strikes SFO deal

      Vincent Tchenguiz, the property entrepreneur, has accepted a £3m settlement from the UK’s Serious Fraud Office ahead of...

    25. June 24, 2014

      Jane Norman enters administration for second time in three years

      Value fashion retailer Jane Norman has fallen into administration for the second time in three years after its plan to...

    26. June 23, 2014

      UK Mittelstand to outpace European rivals

      Britain’s neglected medium-sized companies expect to grow faster than their mainland European rivals during the coming...

    27. May 21, 2014

      Senior EU business executives still strongly in favour of euro

      Senior company executives in the European Union still strongly support the single currency, but enthusiasm in the...

    28. May 19, 2014

      Survey reveals non-bank loans a vital funding source

      Non-bank lenders have become a critical source of funding over the past five years for mid-market UK companies,...

    29. May 6, 2014

      Almost 500,000 jobs expected to be created by next election

      Almost half a million new jobs are expected to be created in run-up to next spring’s general election as the UK economy...

    30. April 10, 2014

      Berezovsky estate should be treated as insolvent, High Court told

      The estate of Boris Berezovsky, the Russian oligarch who was found dead in the bathroom of an Ascot mansion last year,...

    31. beyondbrics

      April 3, 2014

      Indian businesses driving UK employment

      India’s domestic economy may be a bit subdued these days, but some 700 India-based companies operating in the UK are...

    32. March 26, 2014

      Grant Thornton gains FTSE 350 audit client

      Grant Thornton has won a FTSE 350 audit client under a new regime that requires the UK’s largest quoted companies to...

    33. March 23, 2014

      Female chief executive numbers increase

      The proportion of female chief executives around the world is growing but women’s overall share of senior business...

    34. March 9, 2014

      Medium-sized companies are Britain’s overlooked success story

      Britain’s medium-sized companies are outperforming both smaller and larger businesses and are one of the overlooked...

    35. March 6, 2014

      Tchenguiz brothers seek to pass documents to third party

      The Tchenguiz brothers want to pass documents from the Serious Fraud Office to a criminal barrister who could advise on...

    36. February 20, 2014

      Grant Thornton pair fail to block release of Tchenguiz documents

      Two individuals from Grant Thornton, the accountancy firm, have failed in their attempt to block a ruling that ordered...

    37. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2014

      India M&A: down, but still going

      There’s no doubt about it, 2013 was a tough year for the Indian economy. Growth slumped to below 5 per cent, a currency...

    38. November 26, 2013

      Aim-quoted tech group chiefs fall behind in remuneration race

      David Richards, the dimple-cheeked co-founder of software company WANdisco, took home a similarly cheery $350,000 as...

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