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Sale of Peacocks to Edinburgh Woollen Mill secures 6,000 jobs

Richard Fleming, Chris Laverty, Ed Boyle and Joff Pope of KPMG announced the sale of the business to Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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New guidance on Asset-Backed Contributions to Pension Schemes: helpful clarification of the Regulator’s views, says KPMG

KPMG's Pensions Advisory practice has welcomed the Pensions Regulator's decision to release new guidance on Asset-Backed Contributions to Pension Schemes (ABCs)
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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KPMG sells Menzies Hotels Group to Topland Group

The business and assets of 12 hotels and the operating platform of the Menzies Hotels Group have been sold to the Topland Group.
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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UK tech sector records best growth performance for almost a decade, according to KPMG/Markit Tech Monitor UK report

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.
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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KPMG’s Tax Centre of Excellence compliance centre reaches milestone of 100 employees and is on track to complete 5,000 Self-Assessment returns by 31 Jan

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.
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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Budget 2014: Cambridge City Deal only ‘bright spot’ in budget disappointingly short on infrastructure

Richard Threlfall, KPMG’s Head of Infrastructure, Building and Construction comments on the Chancellor’s budget announcement.
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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Budget 2014: Stamp duty changes are too indiscriminate in nature

Today’s changes mean the rate of tax for dwellings worth between £500,001 and £1 million will rise by almost 400% where a company is the purchaser
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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Budget 2014: Budget has the potential to give UK regions wings but more could have been done

Caroline Haynes comments on the Chancellor's decision to support regional airport capacity
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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Budget 2014: Retirement of compulsory annuities a “game-changer for insurance industry”

In today’s budget, the Chancellor has significantly increased the flexibility for customers to choose how and when they access their pension savings during retirement
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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Budget 2014: Bank levy consultation must address competitiveness concerns

Whilst bank levy rates remain unchanged following the Chancellor’s budget announcement today, a new basis for setting bank levy charges is to be trailed in a consultation document next week.
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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Budget 2014: Alan Turing Institute will propel Britain as market leader in data and analytics

Alwin Magimay, UK head of digital and analytics at KPMG, comments on the Budget announcement on the Alan Turing Institute
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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Budget 2014: Good Budget for the Living Wage

Tax and benefit changes coming into effect this April mean that today’s Budget has been good for Living Wage earners, says KPMG.
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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Budget 2014: More overseas owners of UK property caught in tax net

Further rules were introduced in the Budget today which will impact UK properties owned by overseas entities valued at between £500,000 and £2 million. The Treasury said that this would affect 12,000 individuals.
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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Budget 2014: Chancellor puts SMEs at the heart of economic growth

The Chancellor has listened to the SME community by doubling the Annual Investment Allowance
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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Budget 2014: Some good news at last for higher rate tax payers

Today’s Budget saw a small measure of good news for higher rate tax payers, with the threshold at which the 40% rate is payable due to go up by £421 from April 2015.
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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Budget 2014: Potential reintroduction of seeding relief would boost investment in UK real estate

Sean Randall, Head of Stamp Taxes at KPMG, comments on the announcement that the Government will consult on the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) treatment
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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Improvements to the UK’s tax competitiveness pay dividends as KPMG says it is working with almost 100 businesses considering increasing activity in the UK

Recent changes to the UK tax system aimed at improving its attractiveness to businesses are paying dividends, according to KPMG in the UK. The firm is working with almost 100 businesses that are actively considering locating operations in the UK.
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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KPMG boosts its investment management practice with Julie Patterson from the IMA

Julie Patterson will join as a director to work alongside Charles Muller in KPMG’s EMA financial services regulatory centre of excellence, covering the investment management sector.
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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We must invest in infrastructure if we are to maintain our standard of living, says industry expert

Richard Threlfall, KPMG UK Head of Infrastructure, Building and Construction, responds to the ICE’s State of the Nation report
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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MF Global UK administration update

KPMG has seen over 650,000 MF Global open positions closed since the UK business was placed into administration on Monday 31 October.
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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MF Global UK Limited: administration update

The Joint Special Administrators of MF Global UK Limited, today release their latest administration update, which includes an update on positions closed and client and creditor claims forms received to date.
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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KPMG sells Blacks to JD Sports via ‘pre-pack’ administration

Brian Green, Richard Fleming and David Costley-Wood of KPMG were appointed joint administrators to Blacks Leisure Group today. On appointment, the administrators sold the business to JD Sports
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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La Senza UK sale saves 1,100 jobs

Richard Fleming, David Standish and Rob Croxen, restructuring partners at KPMG, were today appointed joint administrators to La Senza UK. Following their appointment they completed an agreement to sell part of the business to Alshaya UK Limited
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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Administrations flat as lenders shun formal insolvency

The latest statistics from the Insolvency Service show a broadly flat quarter on quarter picture with insolvencies rising just 0.4 percent from the third to the fourth quarter last year.
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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MF Global UK special administrators make first interim distribution payment

The joint special administrators of MF Global UK have confirmed that they started making interim distribution payments to those with agreed client money claims on Friday 10th February.
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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Special administrators appointed to Worldspreads Limited

Upon the application of the directors the High Court appointed Jane Moriarty and Samantha Bewick of KPMG as joint special administrators of Worldspreads Ltd, a UK based spread betting business
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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MF Global UK special administrators publish six month progress report

The special administrators of MF Global UK have published a six month progress report on activity to date, in accordance with statutory requirements.
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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Pre-registration bonuses boost car sales, says KPMG

John Leech, UK head of automotive at KPMG, comments on The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) car sales data released today
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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Pre pack deal saves 136 jobs at Ensors Gloucestershire Ltd

KPMG restructuring partners Will Wright and Mark Orton were appointed joint administrators of Cinderford abattoir and food processing business Ensors Gloucestershire Ltd
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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KPMG wins at the Corporate Engagement Awards 2013

KPMG’s corporate responsibility commitment was recognised at last night’s Corporate Engagement Awards
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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