David McCorquodale, head of retail at KPMG, comments on today’s changes to the basket of goods and services used by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to calculate inflation
KPMG is pleased to announce the appointment of Navdeep Arora and Justin Balcombe to the insurance advisory practice.
James Stamp, KPMG’s Global Head of Aviation, comments on the back of IATA’s updated profit forecast for the global airline
The global real estate market will see a resurgence of deal activity over the next 12 months, with Western European markets attracting the lion’s share of investor interest, according to the findings of the 2014 KPMG Real Estate Invest Survey.
Today’s approval of the Solvency II amendments directive, Omnibus 2, at the European Parliament plenary session draws to an end the elongated process to establish a new prudential regime for European insurers.
Andrew Smith, Chief Economist at KPMG in the UK looks ahead to the Budget on 19 March
Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 14.3% in February versus a year earlier.
UK retail sales were down 1.0% on a like-for-like basis from February 2013, when they had increased 2.7% on the preceding year.
David Elms, KPMG’s UK Head of Media comments on the back of reports that UK mobile ad spend forecast is going to overtake newspaper expenditure for the first time
With the 2014 Budget just around the corner, KPMG in the UK has launched a dedicated website of views and analysis.
sit-up Limited, the digital broadcaster behind Price Drop and Bid TV, is finalising a restructuring plan by way of a Company Voluntary Arrangement.
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies.
John Leech, KPMG’s UK Head of Automotive, commented on the February UK car sales published by the SMMT today which are up 3.0%.
The figures also show that the number of transactions completed in Q4 2013 decreased when compared with the previous quarter, and the same quarter of the previous year (Q4 2012).
Stephen Cooper, KPMG’s Head of UK Industrial Manufacturing comments on the Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI for February 2014
Stephen Bonner, a partner in KPMG’s Information Protection & Business Resilience team, highlights that owners of stealth ‘black phones’ are susceptible to attacks from cyber criminals
Long-term placements, where executives are encouraged to build a new life abroad for the good of their company, are being rejected in favour of short-term foreign assignments, with staff expected to uproot themselves on a regular basis.
Although the Insurance Mediation Directive 2 (IMD2) was covered in this morning’s European Parliament plenary session, a vote to approve the latest redraft was deferred.
Insolvency practitioners at KPMG have today welcomed a judgment from the Court of Appeal which rules that rent for any period of occupation during an administration will now form part of administration expenses
Small and medium sized enterprises which have yet to start planning for the introduction of auto enrolment legislation, may struggle to secure a supplier, according to KPMG.
Richard Philpott and Will Wright of KPMG’s Restructuring practice were appointed joint administrators of Whitecroft Essentials Limited on 19 February 2014.
John Leech, KPMG’s UK Head of Automotive, commented on the UK car production figures for January published by the SMMT
KPMG’s Stephen Bonner reacts to the publication of figures suggesting 6.7 million adults in the UK have never used the internet
Stephen Barter, a director in KPMG Management Consulting, reacts to the publication of the latest UK employment figures, which have seen unemployment levels fall by 125,000 to 2.34 million.
KPMG in the UK today announced a sponsorship deal with Pivigo Academy, the organizers of the first Data Science Summer School in the UK
Howard Smith and Mark Firmin from KPMG’s Restructuring team were appointed Joint Administrators to Jarose Woodworking Limited (in administration) on 31st January 2014
The administrators of Cash’s (UK) Limited, the Coventry-based woven labels and accessories manufacturer, have struck a deal which safeguards the future of the 168 year old firm.
Justin Balcombe, UK head of general insurance consulting at KPMG reacts to the recent floods across areas of the UK, and warns of the long-term cost of flooding to businesses, homeowners and the economy
KPMG Chief Economist, Andrew Smith, comments on the Bank of England Monetary Policy’s Inflation Report.
KPMG has appointed Jim Grover, former Strategy Director of Diageo PLC, as a Senior Adviser to its Consumer Markets team.
UK retailers are failing to provide personalised offers to customers online and are ignoring their own data and insights into shopper demographics and behaviour.
Bill Michael, EMA head of financial services at KPMG, responds to Sir Richard Lambert’s proposals for a new banking standards body
Online sales of non-food products in the UK grew 19.2% in January versus a year earlier.
UK retail sales were up 3.9% on a like-for-like basis from January 2013, when they had increased 1.9% on the preceding year.
The latest statistics from the Insolvency Service for Q4 2013 have shown administration appointments rise by 18 percent, with the real estate sector seeing appointments increase by 57 percent.
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market.
EU air passenger rights: Welcome clarification but forcing airlines to pay compensation will drive up ticket prices, says KPMG
The audit profession must evolve to remain relevant in today’s rapidly changing global economic environment. Without significant changes, the audit profession will miss a critical opportunity to add value and offer insight to investors and
Stephen Bonner, partner in KPMG's information protection and business resilience team, comments on the Bank of Englands findings of its Waking Shark II exercise
KPMG’s annual Evolving Banking Regulation report concludes that many banks and regulatory bodies have not achieved as much as they should have since the crisis.
As Facebook celebrates its 10th birthday, KPMG’s head of Information Protection & Business Resilience argues that we have only just seen the start of the social media revolution.
Iain Moffatt, UK Head of Regions at KPMG, comments on the announcement by Lloyds Bank who have pledged £1 billion in lending for SMEs
Stephen Cooper, KPMG’s Head of UK Industrial Manufacturing comments on the Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI for January 2014
75% SMEs more confident about 2014 than they were in 2013
Jane McCormick, KPMG’s UK head of Tax and Pensions Comments on the OECD’s discussion draft on Transfer Pricing Documentation and Country by Country Reporting
KPMG announces that its Glasgow based Tax Centre of Excellence has reached a milestone of 100 employees and is on track to complete 5,000 self-assessment returns on behalf of clients in its first self-assessment season.
KPMG, the professional services firm providing audit, tax and advisory services, has announced today the appointment of Clare Lucraft as UK Head of Corporate Communications, a new role within the firm.
KPMG Head of Employment Tax Matthew Hunnybun Comments on the Office of Tax Simplification’s second report on employee expenses and benefits
Giles Williams, regulatory partner at KPMG Comments on the European Commission’s proposed regulation to improve the resilience of EU banks
Will Wright and Mark Orton of KPMG’s Restructuring practice have been appointed Joint Administrators to Coventry-based woven labels and accessories manufacturer Cash’s (UK) Limited and its parent company, Composite Materials Technology Limited
Edward Parsons, senior manager, Information Protection & Business Resilience at KPMG UK comments on news that US and British spy agencies are alleged to routinely try to access personal data from Angry Birds and other mobile applications
Bank boardroom focus on money laundering is at an all time high, according to data released today by KPMG
KPMG Chief Economist, Andrew Smith, comments on the Office for National Statistics’ preliminary estimate of UK Gross Domestic Product which showed an increase of 0.7% in the fourth quarter of last year
KPMG is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Walters as head of its financial risk management group
Matt Custance, a partner in KPMG’s healthcare practice, urged professionals across the public and private sectors to stop focusing on historical differences
The UK tech sector shifted up another gear during the fourth quarter of 2013, with strong inflows of new work driving the steepest expansion of business activity for almost a decade.
KPMG has appointed Nick Roome as a new partner to lead its Legal Services practice in Manchester
Double digit increase in confidence, coupled with rise in market caps, creates impetus for corporates to hit the acquisition trail
Most of the CFOs and CIOs questioned for a new report, released by KPMG, admitted that they do not know how to analyse the data they have already collected (85 percent).
John Leech, KPMG’s UK head of automotive, comments on the UK car manufacturing figures published by the SMMT
KPMG has appointed Donna Halkyard as a director in its Diversity & Inclusion team.
Paul Flint and Brian Green of KPMG were appointed Joint Liquidators to InShops Centres Limited
Andrew Smith, Chief Economist comments on the announcement from the ONS of the latest UK employment figures
KPMG has appointed Victor Abrams as a Special Advisor in its Tax Value Chain Management practice, based in the firm’s Reading office.
Bernard Brown, partner and head of business services, KPMG Management Consulting reacts to the publication of the latest UK employment figures
An ability to talk about the business case for diversity isn’t sufficient for CEOs to really drive the kinds of behavioural change needed to increase the number of women at senior levels.
KPMG staff & partners have raised over £120,000 for the firm’s national charity partners Shelter and Action for Literacy through a First Hour appeal.
KPMG in the UK today announced a strategic partnership with the Chelsea Apps Factory
Bill Michael Responds to the Labour party’s plan to cap the market share of banks in a bid to increase competition
David McCorquodale, UK Head of Retail at KPMG, comments on the latest Retail Sales figures from the Office for National Statistics
Stephen Bonner highlights the need for businesses to be wary of insider threats on the back of the news of spying on offline computers
Many audit committee members around the world are worried about the quality of information they receive on forward-looking issues
KPMG responds to the publication of a report highlighting cyber security weaknesses in the world of corporate finance transactions
Corporate finance community risk deals collapsing unless cyber security is ramped up, says KPMG
Economic confidence rising but continuing lack of disposable income will temper shopper spending
KPMG’s bi-annual Fraud Barometer has shown a high volume of fraud cases prosecuted in the past year but at much lower value levels than recorded in previous years
Reacting to the publication, today, of the latest ‘Friends and Family Test’ figures by NHS England, KPMG’s head of healthcare comments that the data is a welcome move in the right direction
UK retail sales were up 0.4% on a like-for-like basis from December 2012, when they had increased 0.3% on the preceding year.
Growth in asset-backed pension funding set to continue in 2014, says KPMG
The number of people placed in permanent jobs continued to increase in December, with the rate of expansion accelerating to the sharpest since March 2010. Growth of temp billings also quickened, reaching its fastest pace for over 15 years.
John Leech, KPMG UK head of automotive, comments on the UK new car sales registrations published by the SMMT today
Cost conscious consumers are driving car manufacturers to focus on smaller engines and also the use of technology to create cleaner, more efficient vehicles, according to KPMG International’s 2014 Global Automotive Executive Survey.
Press releases from KPMG in the UK during 2014