‘This is a massive indictment of NMP’s failure to deliver’ says environmental consultant after reading letters written to clean-up consortium
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Saturday 05 October 2013
Unions and MPs have reacted with shock to yesterday’s announcement that the companies that have overseen cost overruns and delays in the clean-up of Sellafield have been given a new five-year contract.
Friday 13 September 2013
The senior accountant blocked from taking the finance director role at Legal & General this summer will instead run the numbers at the tobacco giant behind Cohiba cigars and Rizla rolling paper.
HS2 'could generate £15bn for economy': Report starts Government fight-back on case for high-speed rail link
Wednesday 11 September 2013
KPMG report concludes the £42bn line would have a significant impact on growth across the Midlands, North-west and North-east of England
Tuesday 03 September 2013
The tills of retailers continued to ring loudly last month, as they benefited from favourable weather and growing consumer confidence on the high street.
Sunday 01 September 2013
Around 80 per cent of chartered accountants who hold FTSE 100 finance director roles are alumni of the "Big Four" which dominate the bean-counting industry, according to research passed to The Independent on Sunday.
Monday 26 August 2013
The finance bosses of the country’s biggest firms have claimed that they “don’t understand” the Competition Commission’s hard-hitting proposals to reform the audit market, which is dominated by just four accountants.
Saturday 24 August 2013
Standard Chartered looks set to dump KPMG as its auditor after four decades of checking the bank’s books, as the seemingly cosy relationship between big business and their accountants is smashed in the wake of the financial crisis.
Class of 2013 values cash above all: Survey reveals GCSE students want good salary over career helping others
Wednesday 21 August 2013
The Class of 2013 value money above anything else when it comes to what their priorities are on leaving school, according to research to be published later today.
Monday 19 August 2013
A senior leader at Britain’s new national police agency has unexpectedly decided not to take up his job as head of economic crime-fighting but categorically denied that his decision was linked to scrutiny of his own tax affairs.
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Government should pay for long-term healthcare, say 87 per cent of people in poll
Friday 02 August 2013
Outlook In February 2010, the defence giant BAE Systems paid fines totalling £288m to the US Department of Justice and Britain's Serious Fraud Office in one of the murkiest and most embarrassing episodes in its history. The penalty to settle long-running investigations into alleged corporate bribery dragged BAE's name through the mud as the DoJ – never one for mincing its words – accused it of making "hundreds of millions of dollars in payments to third parties, while knowing of a high probability that money would be passed on to foreign government decision-makers to favour BAE in the award of defence contracts". The SFO fined it £30m for failing to accurately record "commission payments" to a "marketing adviser" in Tanzania.
Sunday 28 July 2013
D-Day for the Big Four: Competition Commission to smash the 'dominance' of KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and Deloitte
Sunday 14 July 2013
The Competition Commission will look to smash the perceived dominance of the Big Four accountants this week when it publishes a hard-hitting list of reforms of the market.
Monday 01 July 2013
Online dating group Cupid was today cleared of using fake profiles to lure new members but warned it needs to overhaul its operations.
Monday 01 July 2013
Barclays has ridden to the rescue of the Big Four accountants as they face the threat of market-revolutionising reform from the Competition Commission.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Gingers face extinction due to climate change, scientists warn