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The UK’s challenger auditing firms are increasingly capturing a larger share of Britain’s audit market, as the Big Four increasingly generate their revenues through non audit work, new data from the UK’s accounting watchdog shows. The research shows smaller auditors upped their audit fee incomes at almost twice the rate of the Big Four, as [...]
The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) issued a record £46.5m in fines over the past year, after the audit watchdog handed out a series of huge fines to Britain’s top accounting firms in the wake of a series of high-profile accounting scandals. The value of fines issued by the UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) [...]
Company Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) should take a more active role in guiding the businesses they run through times of uncertainty, according a new report Big Four accounting firm Deloitte and cloud computing company Anaplan. The report warns that CFOs perception of themselves and their own roles fails to match the perceptions of others, as [...]
Deloitte has denied failing to protect a former female employee from being bullied after her relationship with a male partner ended. The Big Four firm denied that it had “failed” to stop the Deloitte partner Chris Holliday from harassing former risk analyst Katrina Jones, after she filed a lawsuit against the firm’s London office last [...]
Deloitte has said claims it is considering splitting itself up, and spinning off its consulting business, are “categorically untrue”. The Big Four accountancy firm denied claims it is mulling over a split, after the Wall Street Journal yesterday reported that Deloitte is exploring the options of separating out its global audit and consulting practices. Instead, [...]
EY is considering listing its global advisory business on the stock market, as part of ambitious plans to separate out its audit operations to create two separate firms. The plan could see EY float its tax, consulting, and deals advice business on the stock exchange, as the firm considers breaking itself up to escape the [...]
EY is working on splitting its business in two, to separate out its audit and advisory operations. The accountancy firm is planning the biggest shakeup to the Big Four in two decades, by spinning off its audit business into a separate firm, according to the Financial Times. EY’s plans come as part of ambitious efforts [...]
Accountancy firms have asked the UK government to offer exemptions to professional services firms from rules blocking them from working with Russian clients. The calls come after the government this month set out plans to block British accountants, business consultants, and PR managers from providing their services to Russians, in response to the country’s invasion [...]
Supply chain disruption and worker shortages mean the completion of office construction projects in London has lagged. New start activity dropped by a third to 2.3m sq ft over the six months to March. Completed construction also plunged by half to 1.7m sq ft, well below a long-term average of 2.5m sq ft, as projects [...]
Two of the UK’s biggest audit industry trade bodies have said they would welcome any plans to see money raised through fines against auditors given over to the UK government, in order to fund Britain’s regulatory bodies. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) both [...]
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