Elon Musk

17 September, 2018

Tale of Tesla’s Elon Musk is a ‘sadly familiar story’

There has been a long history of dominant, sometimes idiosyncratic and often irascible CEOs. They will court controversy—which can be directly related to the business’s strategy and operations,...
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...
KPMG, Big Four

25 June, 2018

Audit industry to face fresh “root and branch” review by UK government

The UK government is to undertake a review of the audit industry, asking whether the current model for audit is fit for purpose. However, The Times reports this morning that the government...
Specialist Pay Consultants, remuneration

17 August, 2017

Specialist pay consultants and their relationship with the Remco

In recent years, two questions have become prominent in companies’ discussions on governance: How much should we pay executives, and how should we pay them? In answe...
reporting, financial reporting, audit, annual reports, corporate reporting

26 June, 2017

What’s next for corporate reporting: the technology question

The future of corporate reporting is a subject attracting much attention of late, with a flourish of activity in this space in recent years. In the UK we have seen an explosion in non-financial dis...

25 April, 2017

Grant Thornton fined £2.3m over audit of firefighting company

Audit firm Grant Thornton has been fined £2.3m over the audit of AIM-listed firefighting company AssetCo. Robert Napper, the Grant Thornton (GT) partner in charge of the audit and now retired, wa...

13 December, 2016

Tax complexity is biggest compliance burden

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5 December, 2016

ICAEW calls for workers on boards

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auditor

5 May, 2015

How to appoint the right auditor for your business

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