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Asset swap deals are a game changer for the pharma industry, says KPMG

Chris Stirling, global head of KPMG’s life sciences practice, comments on plans by Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline to engage in a multibillion-dollar asset swap deal.
Modified date: 23/04/2014
Press release
 

Notice of Declaration of Third Interim Distributions

The Administrators have declared a third interim dividend of 11 pence in the pound to all unsecured creditors whose claims have been admitted for dividend purposes
Modified date: 22/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Tax Disputes Resolution

We enable clients to unlock value tied-up in unresolved tax issues during a time of increased pressure on tax receipts
Modified date: 22/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Retail Operational Excellence

Operational excellence means not only serving customers better, but also exceeding their needs. Are you ready to consider excellence or do you need to focus on effectiveness first.
Modified date: 22/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Stakeholder Management

All strategies require support of key stakeholders, and in many cases, bank support will be a critical element. But it is not just banks who can determine the future trade of the business.
Modified date: 22/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Retail Bonds – an alternative funding source

Raising funds in the retail bond market allows companies to diversify funding sources to reduce reliance on current lenders or develop a new strategic financing base where concerns may exist as regards the longer term outlook for capital markets.
Modified date: 19/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Administrators appointed to sit-up Limited

Will Wright and Allan Graham from KPMG’s Restructuring practice were today appointed joint administrators to sit-up Limited, the digital broadcaster behind Price Drop and Bid TV
Modified date: 17/04/2014
Press release
 

KPMG & Workday

KPMG has teamed up with leading cloud-based enterprise solutions provider Workday, to offer an innovative approach to providing unified HCM, and FM solutions designed for today’s dynamic and global organisations
Modified date: 16/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

MF Global UK - Creditors and clients: claims process, letters, updates and FAQs

Letters and information for creditors and clients
Modified date: 15/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

MF Global UK special administration

The latest updates from the special administrators of MF Global UK Limited
Modified date: 15/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Impact of new rules on taxing high value residential properties for social housing providers

Impact of new rules on taxing high value residential properties for social housing providers
Modified date: 15/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor March 2014 - March sales distorted but fashion strong

UK retail sales were down 1.7% on a like-for-like basis from March 2013, when they had increased 1.9% on the preceding year.
Modified date: 15/04/2014
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor March 2014 - lack of Easter in March helps online sales

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 12.8% in March versus a year earlier.
Modified date: 15/04/2014
Press release
 

Changes to consumer credit regulation

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) became responsible for regulating consumer credit on 1 April 2014.
Modified date: 14/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Relaxation of Chinese insurance ownership rules will encourage domestic consolidation and create opportunities for foreign insurers

In response to China’s decision to relax mergers and acquisitions rules for the insurance industry, KPMG predicts a focus on domestic consolidation and rationalisation within the market.
Modified date: 14/04/2014
Press release
 

The narrative's the key

I believe that narrative information should be subject to independent assurance.
Modified date: 14/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Audit reports that make a difference

The new narrative section of UK audit reports is a big leap forward. It is without doubt the most significant advance in auditor reporting in decades.
Modified date: 14/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

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: 14/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Getting value for money from workplace benefits packages

Jayne Vaughan discusses on KPMG’s ‘World of Work’ blog, the benefits of embedding an evidenced-based approach in improving benefits and rewards policies.
Modified date: 14/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Jimmy Daboo’s personal perspective on new audit reports

Jimmy Daboo talks about new audit reports
Modified date: 10/04/2014
Business and industry issue; Video
 

Landmark European Court Decision paves the way for US and Canadian investment funds to reclaim €billions in withheld tax from EU governments, says KPMG

The European Court of Justice has opened the way for investment funds based outside the EU to reclaim € billions in withholding tax levied by EU governments in a landmark decision today.
Modified date: 10/04/2014
Press release
 

Telling customers to change their password won’t guarantee security, says KPMG

As details emerge about a software flaw that allows attackers to steal information, including cryptographic keys, from servers, KPMG’s Stephen Bonner argues that panicking consumers into changing their passwords is not necessarily the right response
Modified date: 10/04/2014
Press release
 

FOCUS on Oil and Gas

Our multi-media magazine and app for industry leaders.
Modified date: 10/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Country by country reporting - overview and comparison of the initiatives

An overview and comparison of various country by country reporting frameworks including key requirements, current status and challenges to consider.
Modified date: 09/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Administrators appointed to drug, alcohol and paternity testing companies

Paul Flint and Brian Green from KPMG’s Restructuring practice were appointed joint administrators to Screensafe UK Limited, Trimega Laboratories Limited and Ingemino Testing Services Limited on 7th April 2014
Modified date: 09/04/2014
Press release
 

Radical changes needed in pharmaceutical industry to improve patient outcomes, says KPMG

Pharmaceutical companies need to stop simply paying lip-service to patients and radically alter their business models if they are to meet increasing global demand while improving patient outcomes, says leading advisory firm KPMG.
Modified date: 09/04/2014
Press release
 

UK Banks Performance Benchmarking Report – Reinvention of UK Banking

The UK Banks Performance Benchmarking Report explores the key trends in the full year results of the big five UK headquartered banks – Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, RBS and Standard Chartered
Modified date: 09/04/2014
Benchmarking study; Business and industry issue
 

Human capital – the number one challenge for CEOs in 2014

Mark Williamson talks on KPMG’s ‘World of Work’ blog, on why Human Capital is the number one challenge for CEOs in 2014 and how they can tackle it
Modified date: 09/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

More pain ahead for the banking industry, says KPMG report

Further pain is ahead for UK banks as the sector struggles to reconcile the conflicting demands of investors, customers, regulators and government according to a KPMG report which analyses the 2013 results of the UK’s five largest banks.
Modified date: 09/04/2014
Press release
 

Outstanding issues for the 2015 VAT changes

This video explores some of the technical issues still outstanding around the changes to the VAT place of supply rules coming into force on 1 January 2015.
Modified date: 09/04/2014
Business and industry issue; Video
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