Big Four in talks to separate audit and consulting arms to beat government enforcement

The Big Four accounting firms are engaging in talks with the audit regulator regarding a self-imposed break-up in an attempt to get ahead of government enforcement action.

Published 23 January 2020

Financial and business services respond to election results

Following the announcement of a majority Conservative government, various financial and business services in the UK have given their response. 

Published 13 December 2019

BDO rivals Big Four as it acquires FTSE 250 clients

Challenger accountant BDO has rivalled The Big Four accountancy companies as it has taken on nine FTSE 250 audit clients this year.

Published 9 December 2019

EY partners hit by pay cut despite record revenues

Partners at EY are due to take a pay cut, despite the business making record revenues.

Published 19 November 2019

FRC: 'Big Four' increase their market share of UK audit

The largest accountancy firms have increased their share of the UK audit market with 100% of FTSE 100 companies now audited by the Big Four, according to new research from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).

Published 28 October 2019

Winners at the Scottish Financial Services Awards 2019 announced

FNZ, Morgan Stanley and Skills Development Scotland in partnership with the City of Glasgow College win at the Scottish Financial Services Awards 2019.

Published 25 October 2019

Scottish Financial Enterprise appoints two new directors

Anthony Rafferty and Viva Rudkin have been appointed as the new directors for the board of financial services representative body Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE).

Published 22 October 2019

Canongate Youth is selected as the Scottish Financial Enterprise's charity partner

Edinburgh-based Canongate Youth has been chosen as the charity partner for this year’s Scottish Financial Enterprise Annual Dinner.

Published 10 October 2019

Investment tracker reveals investment in the North-east of Scotland is on the rise

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce's investment update, produced in partnership with EY, shows committed future investment in the region has risen by £1.7bn over the past 12 months.

Published 9 October 2019

Scottish accountancy veterans open new Edinburgh office

Four Scottish accountancy veterans have been recruited by Belfast finance firm HNH to open a new corporate finance office in Edinburgh to target small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) including family-owned companies.

Published 3 October 2019

FRC begins investigation into the financial statements of Thomas Cook

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has today initiated an investigation into the audit conducted by EY of the financial statements of Thomas Cook Group Plc for the year ended 20 September 2018.

Published 1 October 2019

EY moves to new Aberdeen city centre headquarters

Global company EY has revealed plans to move its headquarters to Aberdeen city centre.

Published 26 September 2019

British fintech sector faces shortfall of talent

The British fintech sector faces a shortfall of talent, according to a census of UK fintech firms conducted by EY and Innovate Finance.

Published 24 September 2019

Ten finalists to compete at Scottish Financial Services Awards 2019

Ten companies and individuals have been named as finalists across three categories for the Scottish Financial Services Awards 2019, run by Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) and sponsored by EY.

Published 12 September 2019

EY appoints Alan Maudsley to lead Scottish mid-market client team

Big Four accountancy firm EY has appointed a new associate partner, Alan Maudsley, to lead a dedicated team in Scotland that will be focused on working with private mid-market (PMM) clients.

Published 11 September 2019