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2019 Articles

KPMG slashes headcount in transformation unit amid cost cutting drive
KPMG slashes headcount in transformation unit amid cost cutting drive
KPMG is making redundancies in its in-house project management team as part of a campaign to slash millions of pounds [...]
November 20, 2019
City watchdog hits Henderson Investment Funds with £1.9m fine for overcharging retail customers
City watchdog hits Henderson Investment Funds with £1.9m fine for overcharging retail customers
City watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today said it had fined Henderson Investment Funds Limited (HIFL) nearly £1.9m for [...]
November 20, 2019
UK summons Chinese ambassador over accusations China tortured Hong Kong consulate worker
UK summons Chinese ambassador over accusations China tortured Hong Kong consulate worker
The UK has summoned China’s ambassador after a former employee of the British consulate in China alleged he was tortured [...]
November 20, 2019
The Investor Forum pushes Aviva to shake-up strategy
The Investor Forum pushes Aviva to shake-up strategy
A group of institutional investors has pushed insurer Aviva to overhaul its strategy ahead of an investor meeting tomorrow. The [...]
November 19, 2019
John McDonnell says Labour will break up Big Four ‘cartel’
John McDonnell says Labour will break up Big Four ‘cartel’
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell today promised to break up the “cartel” of the Big Four accounting firms if Labour wins [...]
November 19, 2019
EY partners set to take pay cut after growth slows
EY partners set to take pay cut after growth slows
EY UK partners are set to take a pay cut this year after the audit firm today announced anaemic revenue [...]
November 19, 2019
Ex-Stobart boss courts City heavyweights to back Eddie Stobart rescue bid
Ex-Stobart boss courts City heavyweights to back Eddie Stobart rescue bid
Former Stobart boss Andrew Tinkler is reportedly lining up heavyweight City support for his proposed financing package for struggling haulier [...]
November 18, 2019
Aviva shares fall as it denies reports it is selling its Singapore and China businesses
Aviva shares fall as it denies reports it is selling its Singapore and China businesses
Shares in insurer Aviva fell 4.5 per cent today after it said it was not planning on selling its business [...]
November 18, 2019
Dividend growth slows in third quarter as profit slowdown bites
Dividend growth slows in third quarter as profit slowdown bites
Dividend growth has slowed globally, according to figures published today by asset manager Janus Henderson. The trend began in the [...]
November 18, 2019
Audit watchdog could push for clawback of audit partners' bonuses after poor quality work
Audit watchdog could push for clawback of audit partners' bonuses after poor quality work
The audit watchdog could push for powers to clawback bonuses from audit partners if an audit fell below a certain [...]
November 17, 2019
Eddie Stobart: Andrew Tinkler says Stobart Group supportive of his proposal to rescue struggling haulier
Eddie Stobart: Andrew Tinkler says Stobart Group supportive of his proposal to rescue struggling haulier
Former Stobart Group chief executive Andrew Tinkler said the Stobart Group is supportive of his proposal to save struggling haulier [...]
November 17, 2019
General Election: Boris Johnson's Conservative Party opens up 17-point poll lead
General Election: Boris Johnson's Conservative Party opens up 17-point poll lead
The Conservative Party has opened up a 17-point lead over Labour, according to the latest poll from Yougov. The poll [...]
November 17, 2019
Business leaders join forces to push competitiveness agenda for UK
Business leaders join forces to push competitiveness agenda for UK
Business leaders from companies such as John Lewis, Lloyds Banking Group, Deloitte and BAE Systems will meet today to promote [...]
November 15, 2019
City reacts with shock to Labour's plans to part-nationalise BT
City reacts with shock to Labour's plans to part-nationalise BT
The City reacted with shock tonight to Labour’s plans to part-nationalise FTSE 100 giant BT and promise free full-fibre broadband [...]
November 14, 2019