19 September, 2018

Audit woes and reform wrangles

In July 2002 Lord Sharman, a former chairman of KPMG International, conceded in the pages of Accountancy Age, a trade publication for bean counters, that having a public sector body audit lis...
Business, City of London

29 August, 2018

Shareholder revolts against remuneration reports rise

Revolts against remuneration reports look on course to increase significantly, according to figures from the Investment Association. By the end of July the Public Register of shareholder resolution...
Wall Street

17 August, 2018

US chief executive pay surges 17.6%

Chief executive pay in the US has surged significantly, growing by 17.6% from 2016–17, according to figures from a think-tank. The rise takes the average CEO-to-worker pay ratio to 312 to 1, risi...
executive pay, remuneration

14 August, 2018

Investors tougher on pay in latest voting season

The UK has seen a significant rise in the number of investor revolts against remuneration reports, according to figures published by Big Four accounting firm Deloitte. The news will support the vie...
City of London, investment

1 August, 2018

Investors increasingly vote against remuneration reports

Shareholder revolts against remuneration reports look on course to increase significantly, according to figures from the Investment Association. By the end of July thi...
European flag

10 July, 2018

Big Four accountants accused of EU tax policy ‘conflict’

A lobby group has called for the Big Four accountancy firms to be "kicked out" of the policy-forming process in Europe. Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), a Brussels-based group whose aim is to ...
Big Four, Deloitte, KPMG, EY, PwC

9 July, 2018

Competition regulator asks Big Four to look for ways to change audit market

Reports suggest this morning that the Big Four audit firms have been asked to investigate ways of increasing the choice of auditors for companies listed in the UK. There has been pressure on the UK...
Deloitte, Big Four, audit

29 June, 2018

Deloitte investigated over SIG audit

Deloitte, the Big Four audit firm, is to have its audit of SIG, the building and materials supplier, investigated by a UK watchdog. The Financial Reporting Counci is to examine the audit of the FTS...
Big Four, PwC, Deloitte, EY, KPMG

17 May, 2018

Big Four auditors ‘prepared’ if regulators push for split

The UK’s largest accounting firms are preparing themselves for a potential breakup of their offerings. After two influential committees of MPs
Carillion

26 January, 2018

MPs to investigate Carillion auditors and board over ‘disaster in the making’

MPs investigating Carillion's liquidation have asked the big four audit firms to reveal their working links with the collapsed services giant Carillion. According to Sky News, audit firms PwC, KPMG...