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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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La Senza goes into administration

PwC appointed as lingerie chain goes into administration for second time in two years

02 Jul 2014

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Ryanair CFO checks out after 23 years

Howard Millar steps down as Ryanair CFO but will join board as non-exec

01 Jul 2014

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Law changes mean all employees can ask for flexible working

New rules allow all workers to request alternative hours

01 Jul 2014

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Drugmaker Shire in £241m tax boost

Shire receives tax boost amid takeover approach

01 Jul 2014

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Marks & Spencer expands CFO remit amid board reshuffle

Alan Stewart takes responsibility for property as the business overhauls its divisional executive roles

01 Jul 2014

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Work-life balance of most importance for one in ten accountants

Salary and career progression rated as top factors in choosing firms to work for

30 Jun 2014

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Government scraps plans to relax DB pension rules

The DWP drops proposals due to lack of employer interest but pushes ahead with collective DC legislation

27 Jun 2014

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ICAS: Government must address ‘debt shy’ SMEs

High-growth businesses are reluctant to access external finance, while credit policy initiatives target the wrong firms, study finds

25 Jun 2014

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