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...
Big Four, Deloitte, KPMG, EY, PwC

22 November, 2017

Big Four accounting firms face £10m in fines for faulty audits

Big Four accounting firms could face fines of up to £10m or more for faulty audits, a report proposes for UK regulators. The report, compiled for the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), concludes t...
Mitie

21 November, 2017

Mitie’s financial reporting falls under further scrutiny

Financial statements issued by Mitie, the outsourcing giant, are to face further investigation, following an announcement by watchdogs. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the accounting regulat...
James Murdoch, Sky

6 October, 2017

Advisors turn against James Murdoch as Sky chairman

James Murdoch faces investor opposition to his reappointment as chairman of Sky, after a clutch of advisors made it clear they wanted a new face leading the board. Investor advisors PIRC (Pensions ...
Mitie, outsourcing

31 July, 2017

Watchdog launches probe of Mitie audits by Deloitte

A financial regulator in the UK has launched a probe into the audit of troubled outsourcing company Mitie. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said this morning it would investigate the audits of...
Isabelle Kocher, Engie

7 June, 2017

Gender diversity best where companies are also led by women

Gender diversity has improved more on company boards around the world where the chief executive or chairman is also a woman, according to research from Deloitte. The firm's latest
Singapore, Singapore governance, corporate governance

6 June, 2017

Singapore sees rise of female board directors overall

Singapore, a country that has a reputation in Asia for its male-dominated corporate boards, has experienced a slight improvement in the number of female board directors. According to the latest rep...
shareholders, investors

24 April, 2017

US boards prepare for contact with activist shareholders

US boards are preparing for encounters with activist shareholders, according to a survey from Deloitte, which said the boards of 74% of companies are "discussing" the issue. The activism issue is ...
Cybersecurity

24 February, 2017

Do company boards need an expert in cybersecurity and technology?

Deloitte recently completed an analysis of FTSE 100 companies’ most recent annual reports, ending September 2016, to review company disclosures concerning cybersecurity. The results show that top c...

7 February, 2017

Lack of cybersecurity expertise on FTSE 100 boards ‘alarming’

Just 5% of FTSE 100 boards have members with either technology or cybersecurity expertise, according to a survey of annual reports from professional services firm