United Kingdom

Regulatory Information 

We are KPMG in the UK. We are the UK member of the international network of KPMG firms described in our Transparency Report.

 

We provide services to our clients primarily through two corporate vehicles, which are KPMG LLP, a limited liability partnership incorporated in England with registration number OC301540, and KPMG Audit Plc, a company incorporated in England with registration number 3110745.

 

The registered office of these vehicles is 15 Canada Square, London, E14 5GL.

 

Sometimes we use other corporate vehicles to provide services. Details can always be found on the engagement letter that is issued by us or, if a different form of contract is used, in that contract.

 

How to contact us

We can be contacted rapidly using the “Contact us” link on this website, by telephoning our registered office on +44 (0)20 7311 1000, or by e-mailing any of our people at firstname.surname@kpmg.co.uk.

 

Professional registration and regulation

We are members of a chartered accountants’ professional body, ICAEW (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales), of Chartered Accountants’ Hall, Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA.  ICAEW’s Code of Ethics applies to all our activities.   

 

Details about our audit registrations can be viewed on the Register of Statutory Auditors for the UK, maintained by ICAEW, under reference numbers C009188307 and C008639681. In relation to Ireland, on the Irish Company Registration Office’s Register of Auditors under reference numbers EWC009188307 and EWC008639681. In addition, our statutory audit work is subject to the Audit Regulations and Guidance issued by ICAEW, International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland) and the Auditing Practices Board’s Ethical Standards promulgated by the Financial Reporting Council of Aldwych House, 71-91 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN.

 

KPMG LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority of 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS in respect of designated investment business. Details of its authorisation can be found on the FCA’s Register of Authorised Firms under firm reference number 210513. Our designated investment business work is subject to the Financial Conduct Authority’s handbook.

 

Our partners and staff who take on insolvency appointments are personally licensed as insolvency practitioners in the UK. Details of their licences and their authorising body may be found on the Insolvency Service’s Insolvency Practitioner Directory. Our insolvency work is subject to the Insolvency Regulations & Guidance Notes and the Statements of Insolvency Practice, and the Code of Ethics of the individual’s relevant authorising body.

 

Our partners and staff who provide actuarial services or who take on actuarial appointments are members of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries of Staple Inn Hall 1-3 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1V 7QJ. Our actuarial partners and staff are subject to the Actuaries’ Code and Actuarial Profession Standards set by the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries. Their work is also subject to Technical Actuarial Standards issued by the Financial Reporting Council.

 

KPMG LLP is a multi-disciplinary practice authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).  Information on the regulations of the SRA and the SRA’s Code of Conduct can be found at www.sra.org.uk. Where we deliver services to a client which are regulated by the SRA, we will inform that client in writing identifying the specific services which are subject to regulation by the SRA and the implications of such regulation.  A multi-disciplinary practice is a body licensed by the SRA under Part 5 of the Legal Services Act 2007 which provides a range of different services, only some of which are regulated by the SRA. The SRA’s policy in respect of multi-disciplinary practices can be found by clicking here.

VAT registration

We are registered for VAT and our registration number is GB 791 788859.

Terms of business

Our General Terms of Business are the standard terms on which we prefer to provide services to our clients. These can be found here - General Terms of Business (PDF 73 KB).
 
These include a term stating that English law governs the contract under which we provide our services and exclusive jurisdiction is given to the English courts to resolve any dispute. When we contract to provide services to our clients we set out in the contract the fees payable and we describe the main features or scope of the services.

Professional liability insurance

We are required to hold professional liability insurance. Our professional indemnity insurers are Queen Street Mutual Company PCC Limited and others, and can be contacted via Aon Risk Solutions, 8 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4PL. The territorial coverage is worldwide.

Involvement of overseas resources

We are continually looking for efficiencies in our delivery. Many of our routine administrative and secretarial tasks are performed by dedicated KPMG specialists operating outside of the UK. These KPMG specialists provide a cost effective support service that helps us to respond to our clients’ requirements efficiently.

Feedback is welcomed

We aspire to embed in our culture the attributes that we feel distinguish our brand and contribute to the difference that our clients experience when we are engaged to provide services. We invite clients to provide feedback on our performance so that we can measure to what extent we meet our goals.

Diversity and disability

We aspire also to be diversity and disability friendly, which means that we strive to avoid all forms of discrimination or bias and to accommodate any of our clients or our people or suppliers who have difficulties accessing our buildings, our content or our services. We take pre-emptive measures and encourage anyone experiencing access difficulties to contact us for support.
 

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