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UK economy passes pre-crisis peak with growth of 0.8% in Q2

The UK economy expands 0.2% past its original peak

25 Jul 2014

Virgin Atlantic's Julie Southern

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Ex-Virgin Atlantic CFO joins Rentokil board

Julie Southern, former CFO of Sir Richard Branson's airline, joins Rentokil

23 Jul 2014

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Lidl publishes UK tax bill for first time

German supermarket Lidl reveals its UK tax contribution for first time

23 Jul 2014

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Ex-Autonomy CFO seeks to block HP/shareholder deal

The former CFO of Autonomy is attempting to prevent HP and its shareholders teaming up against ex-directors of UK software company

23 Jul 2014

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Former Rothschild FD takes 3i non-exec role

Sir Adrian Montague (pictured) welcomes Caroline Banszky's appointment as a non-executive director

17 Jul 2014

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AbbVie closes in on Shire and UK tax base

Partly tax-motivated deal sees AbbVie acquire UK pharma company Shire

15 Jul 2014

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API Group FD heads to McBride

'Seasoned CFO' Chris Smith joins McBride as company embarks on strategic review

15 Jul 2014

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Mondi packages up new €750m credit facility

International packaging group Mondi strikes better deal for its extended credit facility

14 Jul 2014

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Smith & Nephew ends 77-year audit relationship with EY

FTSE 100 company Smith & Nephew replaces EY with KPMG

14 Jul 2014

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Just 6% of companies switched auditors ahead of incoming rules

Only 6% of qualifying businesses appoint new auditors ahead of CMA orders coming into effect in October

14 Jul 2014

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Nando’s accused of using offshore tax avoidance structure

High street restaurant chain accused of complex, opaque offshore tax structure

11 Jul 2014

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British Land's Bell part of revamped Rotork governance

Lucinda Bell joins Rotork as a non-executive, as manufacturer continues to update its board

11 Jul 2014

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FRC reaches settlement with former Bradford & Bingley FD

CIMA member Chris Willford to pay £13,000 fine for his role in bank’s 2008 bailout

10 Jul 2014

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UPDATE: Tesco's Marks & Spencer CFO swoop confirmed

M&S's Alan Stewart lined up by Tesco to take charge of finance

10 Jul 2014

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Companies could see tenfold rise in DB lifeboat fund costs

Credit rating override plans could see Pension Protection Fund levies soar for big businesses, says Towers Watson

10 Jul 2014

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Ted Baker group FD tries COO role on for size

Fashion retailer Ted Baker promotes Lindsay Page to chief operating officer; retains FD role

10 Jul 2014

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St Ives CFO to take reins as CEO steps down

Matt Armitage will replace Patrick Martell as chief executive at the marketing and publishing group

10 Jul 2014

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Internal audit body calls for better business culture oversight

Companies under greater pressure to improve corporate behaviour, body says

07 Jul 2014

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WH Smith drops Deloitte for PwC audit contract

The appointment is subject to shareholder approval at the 2015 AGM

07 Jul 2014

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Deloitte loses out to KPMG in Arrow Group audit tender

Incumbent firm fails to win competitive tender after auditing company for five years and advising on IPO

03 Jul 2014

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