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2019 Articles

Slater & Gordon boss talks life after Quindell
Slater & Gordon boss talks life after Quindell
Slater & Gordon’s new UK boss is keen to put the past behind him. On Monday the law firm settled [...]
October 23, 2019
Tech is top priority for UK's leading law firms
Tech is top priority for UK's leading law firms
Technology is the key strategic priority for the UK’s leading law firms, a report published today showed. A survey of [...]
October 23, 2019
KPMG in exclusive talks to sell pensions arm to private equity firm for more than £200m
KPMG in exclusive talks to sell pensions arm to private equity firm for more than £200m
KPMG today confirmed it is in exclusive talks to sell its pensions advisory arm to private equity firm Exponent.  The [...]
October 23, 2019
Goals Soccer Centres: Sports Direct says ‘skulduggery’ wiped out shareholders
Goals Soccer Centres: Sports Direct says ‘skulduggery’ wiped out shareholders
Retailer Sports Direct has today blasted the management of Goals Soccer Centres after the five-a-side football firm delisted from Aim [...]
October 23, 2019
Peugeot maker PSA Group boosts revenue despite sales slip
Peugeot maker PSA Group boosts revenue despite sales slip
Peugeot maker PSA Group today reported higher revenue for the third quarter, even as its sales slowed globally. The French [...]
October 23, 2019
Audit watchdog calls on firms to improve reporting on climate change issues
Audit watchdog calls on firms to improve reporting on climate change issues
Businesses are falling short of investors’ expectations for clearer reporting on climate-related issues, according to a report published today by [...]
October 22, 2019
Number of companies entering administration leaps by a third in the third quarter
Number of companies entering administration leaps by a third in the third quarter
The number of companies entering administration jumped by more than a third during the third quarter of the year, analysis [...]
October 22, 2019
Activist investor Cat Rock tells Prosus not to interfere with Takeaway.com bid for Just Eat
Activist investor Cat Rock tells Prosus not to interfere with Takeaway.com bid for Just Eat
Activist investor Cat Rock has warned investment firm Prosus not to interfere with Takeaway.com’s bid for rival food delivery service [...]
October 22, 2019
Bidding war on the cards as Just Eat rejects £4.9bn hostile bid from Prosus
Bidding war on the cards as Just Eat rejects £4.9bn hostile bid from Prosus
Just Eat could find itself at the centre of a bidding war after rejecting a hostile £4.9bn bid from investment [...]
October 22, 2019
Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal faces first of three crucial days
Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal faces first of three crucial days
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal will face its first parliamentary hurdle today with the PM facing a tough battle [...]
October 22, 2019
KPMG launches £100m cost-cutting programme
KPMG launches £100m cost-cutting programme
KPMG has launched a £100m cost cutting exercise called Project Zebra. The accountancy firm has launched the efficiency drive amid [...]
October 21, 2019
Accountancy sector lagging behind business on diversity says watchdog
Accountancy sector lagging behind business on diversity says watchdog
The accountancy and audit profession is lagging behind business when it comes to the diversity of senior management, new research [...]
October 21, 2019
SAP strikes three-year cloud computing deal with Microsoft
SAP strikes three-year cloud computing deal with Microsoft
Software company SAP said today it had agreed a three-year deal with Microsoft to help its large business customers move [...]
October 21, 2019
Watchstone shares jump 40 per cent after it settles Slater & Gordon fraud claim
Watchstone shares jump 40 per cent after it settles Slater & Gordon fraud claim
Insurance firm Watchstone and law firm Slater & Gordon have settled a long running fraud claim just hours before a [...]
October 21, 2019