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  1. July 24, 2014

    Car parts supplier Unipart Automotive goes into administration

    Embattled British car parts supplier Unipart Automotive has gone into administration just weeks after it scrambled to secure...

  2. July 15, 2014

    UK shop sales slow unexpectedly in June

    UK retail sales weakened unexpectedly in June, fuelling suspicions that the economy may be growing at a slower pace than at...

  1. July 13, 2014

    Feedback: Big Four backlash

    Michael Skapinker’s column last week, ‘Hong Kong Big Four get rule of law wrong’, argued that the Hong Kong arms of PwC,...

  2. July 9, 2014

    The Hong Kong arms of the Big Four have got the rule of law wrong

    The Hong Kong arms of the Big Four accountants, in their recent advertisement, attacked the pro-democracy Occupy Central...

  3. July 8, 2014

    Unipart Automotive closes in on rescue deal

    Unipart Automotive is close to securing a rescue deal that will save the British car parts supplier from a bankruptcy that...

  4. July 8, 2014

    Skills shortage leads to sharp rise in UK starting salaries

    Starting salaries for permanent staff grew at their fastest rate for at least 17 years last month as employers struggled to...

  5. July 4, 2014

    Patten attacks China over Hong Kong judiciary remarks

    Chris Patten, the former British governor of Hong Kong, has waded into a heated debate about the territory’s relationship...

  6. June 27, 2014

    Big four accounting firms warn Hong Kong over democracy push

    The big four global accounting companies have taken out press advertisements in Hong Kong stating they are “opposed” to the...

  7. April 24, 2014

    Former KPMG auditor sentenced to 14 months in prison

    Scott London, the former head of KPMG’s southern California audit practice, was sentenced to 14 months in prison after...

  8. April 22, 2014

    London Stock Exchange switches auditing to EY

    The London Stock Exchange has replaced its auditor for the first time since it became a listed company in 2001, the latest...

  9. FT Alphaville

    April 22, 2014

    Bloody Quindell, Batman -- Update

    On Tuesday morning AIM listed Quindell plc was a “technology enabled claims outsourcing business”, whatever that is, worth...

  10. March 16, 2014

    Pensions: UK employees prepare for auto enrolment

    As part of the automatic enrolment of many employees into new UK workplace pension schemes, individuals will soon have to...

  11. December 18, 2013

    Activist investors can find the UK a tricky destination

    There’s definitely a Christmas timetable in operation at FirstGroup. The seasonal lull means that Sandell Asset Management’s...

  12. November 10, 2013

    KPMG treads new ground with fund

    KPMG, the giant professional services company, will on Monday launch its first investment fund as it branches out into other...

  13. September 11, 2013

    A hard stop would limit the costs of bank regulation

    Bewildered late adopters wish personal technology companies would quit innovating for a while, giving them time to catch up....

  14. August 1, 2013

    Watchdog drops probe into KPMG’s audit of BAE

    The UK’s top accountancy regulator has dropped a long-running investigation into the auditing of commissions paid by BAE...

  15. July 26, 2013

    War of words over Co-op Bank intensifies

    Holders of Co-operative Bank bonds hit back at the Prudential Regulatory Authority on Friday, after the watchdog refused to...

  16. July 12, 2013

    PwC drags rivals into Cattles lawsuit

    PwC has dragged Deloitte and KPMG into its defence against a lawsuit that claims negligence in its auditing of Cattles, the...

  17. July 9, 2013

    US lawmakers block ‘auditor rotation’

    US lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted against a controversial proposal that would have forced companies to switch...

  18. June 9, 2013

    Regulator blocks L&G appointment

    The UK’s new financial regulator has intervened to stop one of the City’s most senior accountants being made finance...

  19. June 3, 2013

    UK housing associations weigh up private funding

    Britain’s housing associations are drawing up contingency business plans to operate as private companies, highlighting the...

  20. May 17, 2013

    Accounting standards boards propose leasing rule changes

    Companies worldwide will be forced to list trillions of dollars of additional liabilities on their balance sheets, under...

  21. May 9, 2013

    UK watchdog probes KPMG in fresh blow

    The UK accounting watchdog has launched two separate investigations into KPMG, only weeks after the firm was caught up in an...

  22. April 23, 2013

    Job cuts and more Imtech writedowns

    Dutch infrastructure company Imtech announced €70m in new write-offs and 1,300 job cuts as it continues to wrestle with the...

  23. April 17, 2013

    Plugging City leaks

    Insider trading is a relatively modern crime in Britain. Until the 1980s, when rules were established, few dealers knowingly...

  24. April 16, 2013

    It is time to audit our auditors

    The revelation that a partner at KPMG leaked privileged information to a “golfing buddy” for a few silver coins is not just...

  25. MBA blog

    April 16, 2013

    A chance to witness leadership in practice

    Three of my favourite classes at IE Business School have been personal branding, networking and leadership. Part of the...

  26. April 14, 2013

    Little Chef serves up a turnround story

    Little Chef is back on the block, with a price tag expected to be in the tens of millions of pounds on the motorway...

  27. April 12, 2013

    KPMG: big three?

    The latest insider trading scandal – featuring a fancy timepiece, shady dealings on putting greens, and cash passed in car...

  28. April 12, 2013

    Golf pair that landed KPMG in the rough

    The North Ranch Country Club is like many golf clubs dotted around southern California. Nestled between the Santa Monica...

  29. April 11, 2013

    Ex-KPMG partner given Rolex for tips

    Scott London, the former KPMG partner who issued an unusual public confession to insider trading, was charged on Thursday...

  30. April 10, 2013

    KPMG affair highlights fight for change

    Investors trying to count the cost of the latest insider trading scandal are being impeded by a regulatory quirk that allows...

  31. April 10, 2013

    KPMG leak recipient identified

    Bryan Shaw, a California jeweller, was the golf partner of KPMG partner Scott London who traded on confidential information,...

  32. April 9, 2013

    Skechers executive tells of KPMG shock

    Skechers has never had another accountant. KPMG had been there since the shoe company was founded in Manhattan Beach,...

  33. FT Alphaville

    April 9, 2013

    So, who was KPMG's LA guy allegedly leaking to?

    Isn’t that the big question here? Given that this story — about the auditor firing a partner over “providing non-public...

  34. April 9, 2013

    KPMG hit by insider trading allegations

    KPMG resigned as auditor to two US companies after accusing Scott London, a former partner, of passing confidential...

  35. March 22, 2013

    Foxtons move suggests recovery in housing

    Foxtons was perhaps the most pervasive symbol of the unchecked swagger that fuelled Britain’s housing boom; the garish Mini...

  36. March 6, 2013

    KPMG at risk of losing vital HSBC audit

    KPMG could lose the biggest audit contract in corporate Britain after HSBC decided to consider bringing in a fresh pair of...

  37. March 3, 2013

    Regulator criticises corporate safeguard

    A key corporate governance safeguard that is supposed to protect investors has been criticised by one of the UK’s most...

  38. February 22, 2013

    Auditors’ cosiness with clients under threat

    Annual shareholder meetings often generate rebellions over executive pay. But regulatory forms proposed on Friday could lead...

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