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Administrators appointed to Caip Limited

Paul Flint and Brian Green from KPMG’s Restructuring practice in Manchester have been appointed joint administrators to Caip Limited, a technical engineering business which provides services to the telecoms, renewable energy and construction sectors.
Modified date: 30/09/2014
Press release
 

UK building societies hit all time high reserves and play core role supporting UK housing market recovery, says KPMG report

UK building societies enjoyed a strong annual reporting season as the sector looks forward to a more confident outlook.
Modified date: 30/09/2014
Press release
 

KPMG appoints Sanjay Thakkar as UK head of Transactions & Restructuring

KPMG has announced the appointment of Sanjay Thakkar as head of its Transactions and Restructuring practice in the UK.
Modified date: 29/09/2014
Press release
 

Current and future implications for regulatory reporting

The EBA published final Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) drafts in July 2013.
Modified date: 29/09/2014
Business and industry issue
 

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

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has increased its focus on firms’ ability to comply with the client assets sourcebook
Modified date: 29/09/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Administrators appointed to MF Global UK Limited

The High Court has today appointed Richard Fleming, Richard Heis and Mike Pink of KPMG LLP as joint special administrators of MF Global UK Limited
Modified date: 29/09/2014
Press release
 

Project Initiation Routemap is welcome news for infrastructure community, says KPMG

Richard Threlfall comments on the Government's Infrastructure Cost Review programme and the updated Project Initiation Routemap
Modified date: 29/09/2014
Press release
 

KPMG seals deal to take additional 10,500 sq ft at One St Peter’s Square

Professional services firm KPMG has confirmed that it has struck a deal to take an additional 10,500 sq ft of space at its new Manchester home
Modified date: 29/09/2014
Press release
 

BoE : Trends in Lending Figures – UK Lenders starting to support business investment plans

According to Bank of England Trends in Lending figures released today net lending to UK businesses was positive in the three months to May
Modified date: 29/09/2014
Press release
 

KPMG advises all insurers to carefully read the draft guidelines published by EIOPA yesterday

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) yesterday issued its first wave of guidelines for Solvency II, together with an impact study.
Modified date: 29/09/2014
Press release
 

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

Consumers are highly suspicious of FMCGs’ corporate responsibility programes & are shunning companies’ websites in favour of peer-to-peer review sites
Modified date: 29/09/2014
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
Modified date: 29/09/2014
Press release
 

International tensions heighten cyber security risks, says KPMG

Malcolm Marshall comments on the impact that international political disputes can have on organisations’ ability to conduct ‘business as usual’
Modified date: 29/09/2014
Press release
 

Compliance Co-Sourcing: the efficient answer to compliance monitoring

Compliance teams are under growing pressure to deliver enhanced insights into their businesses’ health.
Modified date: 29/09/2014
Business and industry issue
 

UK organisations need to come clean on Living Wage, says KPMG

Guy Stallard, Head of Facilities at KPMG, reacts the publication, today, of a report by the Equality & Human Rights Commission
Modified date: 29/09/2014
Press release
 

UK Banks Performance Benchmarking Report – Reinvention of UK Banking

The UK Banks Performance Benchmarking Report explores key trends in the full year results of the big five UK headquartered banks.
Modified date: 29/09/2014
Benchmarking study; Business and industry issue
 

Sharing audit insights – our approach to reporting our findings

KPMG has adopted a bold policy which sees us include findings in new long-form audit reports if a company requests so before the final audit begins.
Modified date: 29/09/2014
Business and industry issue
 

UK car production has never had a brighter future, says KPMG

John Leech, KPMG’s UK Head of Automotive, commented on the SMMT figures published today highlighting a decrease in UK car production of 20% in August 2014.
Modified date: 25/09/2014
Press release
 

OECD’s BEPS Action Plan Driving Massive Change to Tax Laws Across Europe

Tax laws across Europe are undergoing massive reforms with one key component being the ongoing work of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and their Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) 15 Point Action Plan.
Modified date: 23/09/2014
Press release
 

Audit reports - field testing a bold idea

KPMG UK Head of Audit Tony Cates reflects on how the new 'long-form' audit report is the biggest change in audit reporting he's seen in his career.
Modified date: 23/09/2014
Business and industry issue
 

KPMG expands its school leaver work experience programme

KPMG welcomed 71 school-leavers on to its 12 months paid work experience programme, increasing the intake from 25 candidates last year.
Modified date: 23/09/2014
Press release
 

KPMG to Deliver Finance in the Oracle Cloud

KPMG today announces a collaboration with Oracle to bring financial and tax business transformation expertise together with technology know-how, providing clients with cloud-based financial processing, analytics and reporting tools via the Oracle Cloud.
Modified date: 23/09/2014
Press release
 

KPMG announces radical new approach to its audit reports

KPMG has today announced its new approach to audit reports. Going beyond minimum regulatory requirements, the firm is inviting all listed client companies to include KPMG’s findings in so-called ‘long-form’ audit reports.
Modified date: 22/09/2014
Press release
 

KPMG survey on public reporting in a Solvency II environment

This report summarises the findings from a 2014 KPMG survey. Participants included eleven large quoted insurance groups based in the UK and Europe.
Modified date: 22/09/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Scottish referendum outcome supports investment in Scotland and suggests interest rate rise on track, says KPMG economist

Scottish referendum outcome supports investment in Scotland and suggests interest rate rise on track, says KPMG economist. Referendum acts as “precipitative force” in shift towards greater regional spending and planning powers.
Modified date: 19/09/2014
Press release
 

KPMG’s Real Estate team is awarded industry accolade

KPMG’s Real Estate team has won the Association of Real Estate Funds’ (AREF) Affiliate of the Year Award.
Modified date: 19/09/2014
Press release
 

Cash position and margins are not sustainable for the future of the UK construction industry, says KPMG report

Analysis of the largest UK construction contractors indicates that despite greater deal-flow, the financial position of many contractors remains weak, with cash balances and margins down, according to a report published today by KPMG.
Modified date: 19/09/2014
Press release
 

Managing the labor supply chain in the oil and gas sector

KPMG report comparing the burden of tax compliance and related cost of employment in Australia, the UK and the U.S. in the oil and gas sector.
Modified date: 19/09/2014
Business and industry issue
 

ECJ tax judgement adds hundreds of millions of pounds annually to cost of global financial institutions doing business in the UK and EU, says KPMG

A European Court of Justice judgement issued today on VAT grouping rules will cost financial institutions and potentially other VAT exempt businesses hundreds of millions of pounds annually, according to KPMG in the UK.
Modified date: 17/09/2014
Press release
 

More jobs but at what cost, says KPMG

Bernard Brown, partner and head of business services at KPMG, reacts to the publication, today, of the latest UK employment figures, which have seen unemployment levels fall by 146,000 to 2.02 million
Modified date: 17/09/2014
Press release
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