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Administrators appointed to Unipart Automotive

Mark Orton, Will Wright and Jonny Marston from KPMG have been appointed joint administrators to Unipart Automotive Limited
Modified date: 28/07/2014
Press release
 

Global Aerospace and Defence Outlook 2014

The Global Aerospace & Defence Outlook 2014 suggests that the next few years will usher in an era of collaboration.
Modified date: 28/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Fraud increases 38% but real cost is human misery

Fraud cases totalling over £0.5bn were recorded in the first half of 2013, up over a quarter on the previous year, according to KPMG’s Fraud Barometer
Modified date: 28/07/2014
Press release
 

Surprise corporate distress wobble as administration appointments rise by a fifth

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.
Modified date: 28/07/2014
Press release
 

Face of fraud changes as conmen rely on the innocence of youth

KPMG’s bi annual Fraud Barometer measures fraud cases in the UK from 01 January 2014 – 30 June 2014, and considers major fraud cases being heard in the UK’s Crown courts where the charges are in excess of £100,000.
Modified date: 28/07/2014
Business and industry issue; Press release
 

Weekly Tax Matters

Read KPMG's new weekly tax publication which provides tax and finance professionals with an overview of the latest tax developments and forthcoming issues every Monday.
Modified date: 25/07/2014
Business and industry issue; Publication series
 

Young wealth creators key to generating jobs and growth in UK cities, says KPMG

Drawing on extensive interviews and economic analysis, KPMG’s Magnet Cities report outlines nine successful city reinvention programmes around the world
Modified date: 25/07/2014
Press release
 

KPMG’s HR Director Programme

A focus for boards is how they can maximise the return on human capital to drive better business performance.
Modified date: 24/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Big changes ahead for banks’ accounts as new standard on bad debts completes response to the financial crisis, says KPMG

The IASB has today issued the fourth and final version of its new standard on financial instruments accounting – IFRS 9 Financial Instruments.
Modified date: 24/07/2014
Press release
 

Vehicles should be ‘secure by design’ when it comes to cyber security, says KPMG

Wil Rockall, Director at KPMG’s cyber security practice, comments on news that security experts have developed technology that would keep automobiles safe from cyber attacks
Modified date: 24/07/2014
Press release
 

With great power comes great responsibility - Budget pension changes

The 2014 Budget contained major changes to the way pension schemes provide their benefits. The 21 July consultation response provides details on how this will be implemented and KPMG can help employers and trustees decide what actions they need to take
Modified date: 24/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

International tensions heighten cyber security risks, says KPMG

Malcolm Marshall, UK and global lead in KPMG’s cyber security practice, comments on the impact that international political disputes can have on organisations’ ability to conduct ‘business as usual’
Modified date: 24/07/2014
Press release
 

Advisory Board expands to build expertise in KPMG’s People Powered Performance practice

KPMG’s People Powered Performance practice (P3) is delighted to announce two senior additions to its team created to provide clients with advice on how to manage staff and boost productivity
Modified date: 23/07/2014
Press release
 

Vincent Neate sustainability strategy

Vincent Neate, Head of KPMG UK Sustainability Services, presents his views on the sustainability risks and opportunities facing businesses.
Modified date: 22/07/2014
Video
 

Pensions reform: With great power comes great responsibility, says KPMG

Gurmukh Hayre, pensions partner at KPMG Comments on the pensions implications of Her Majesty’s Treasury’s response to its retirement income reform consultation, ‘Freedom and Choice in Pensions’.
Modified date: 21/07/2014
Press release
 

FMCGs pay “lip service” to corporate responsibility, according to their customers

Consumers are highly suspicious of FMCGs’ corporate responsibility programmes and are shunning companies’ websites in favour of peer-to-peer review sites, according to a new survey published by the KPMG/YouGov Consumer Insights Panel.
Modified date: 21/07/2014
Press release
 

Shortfall Application Judgment

There are various possible ways the Court might hold that shortfall claims into the general unsecured estate should be valued.
Modified date: 21/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Forecasting: the future of budgeting

KPMG’s John O’Mahony articulates why forecasting must be moved to the forefront of budgeting processes
Modified date: 18/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

UK RETAIL HEALTH EDGES UPWARD IN QUARTER TWO

Following its quarterly meeting on July 8th 2014, the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) has released its latest findings that state that the health of UK retail improved in Quarter 2 2014.
Modified date: 17/07/2014
Press release
 

Budgets are redundant and must be replaced to drive long-term value in organisations

A KPMG Thought Leadership article outlining the pitfalls of the current budgeting process
Modified date: 17/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Current and future implications for regulatory reporting

The EBA published final Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) drafts in July 2013. The new reporting requirements will lead to significant challenges for UK financial institutions, now and in the coming years.
Modified date: 16/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA): Client Assets key focus areas

After several high profile liquidations, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has increased its focus on firms’ ability to comply with the client assets sourcebook
Modified date: 16/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

VAT place of supply rules change significantly from 2015

From 1 January 2015, the VAT place of supply rules are changing and the European Commission will implement a Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) scheme designed to simplify VAT accounting for relevant supplies.
Modified date: 15/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor June 2014 - sales of home products to slow down in June

UK retail sales were down 0.8% on a like-for-like basis from June 2013, when they had increased 1.4% on the preceding year.
Modified date: 15/07/2014
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor June 2014 - positive response to online summer sales experience

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 10.6% in June versus a year earlier.
Modified date: 15/07/2014
Press release
 

FCA’s new premium rules: Insurers must go beyond basic requirements to be more proactive and transparent

David Brown, general insurance partner at KPMG, comments on the FCA’s decision to draw up new rules to ensure renewal quotes include previous premiums
Modified date: 11/07/2014
Press release
 

Aerospace & Defence organisations set to increase investment in research and development, says KPMG report

Aerospace & Defence organisations are set to increase their investment in research and development, according to KPMG’s 2014 Global Aerospace & Defence Outlook.
Modified date: 11/07/2014
Press release
 

Italian luxury hotel chain acquires the Gore and Pelham hotels

KPMG’s Corporate Finance practice has advised the owners of The Gore Hotel and The Pelham Hotel on a sale to Starhotels S.p.A.
Modified date: 10/07/2014
Press release
 

Erinaceous Group Plc (in administration) update

Joint Administrators Jim Tucker and Myles Halley of KPMG LLP are pleased to confirm that they have agreed to sell three of Erinaceous Group Plc's key businesses to a vehicle owned by Erinaceous' banks.
Modified date: 10/07/2014
Press release
 

Consort Homes Enters Administration

KPMG Administrators were appointed to Yorkshire and Scottish house builder Consort Homes on 16 April 2008. The directors requested that, Mark Firmin, Richard Fleming and, in Scotland, Blair Nimmo, from KPMG's Restructuring practice
Modified date: 10/07/2014
Press release
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