Yael Selfin: We need to think again about the future of our cities

Yael Selfin, KPMG UK's chief economist, highlights how the UK needs to rethink the future of its cities in light of the current coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 1 June 2020

FRC launches investigation into KPMG and PwC over Eddie Stobart audits

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has launched an investigation into KPMG and PwC over the audits of Eddie Stobart Logistics plc.

Published 27 May 2020

KPMG: Pre-lockdown venture capital funding in Scotland 'resilient' in first quarter

More than £35 million of Venture Capital (VC) was invested into Scottish start-ups in the first quarter of 2020, ahead of the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown, according to KPMG’s latest Venture Pulse survey.

Published 22 May 2020

SRC-KPMG: Silence befalls high streets amid coronavirus lockdown

Total sales in Scotland have plummeted by 40.3% compared with April last year, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor.

Published 20 May 2020

KPMG appoints James Kergon as partner

KPMG has appointed James Kergon as its new senior partner to lead the firm’s Glasgow offices.

Published 7 May 2020

Eilidh Mactier: Diversification may shape future of retailers and restaurants

Eilidh Mactier, real estate associate at law firm CMS, details how diversification may shape the future of retailers and restaurants in Scotland after the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 5 May 2020

Scottish insolvency teams brace for aftermath of corona crisis

Insolvency practitioners across Scotland are preparing for an upsurge of insolvencies stemming from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic which is likely to accelerate the demise of companies that were struggling in any event.

Published 4 May 2020

KPMG appoints PwC veteran David Grimson as director in Scotland

KPMG has bolstered its infrastructure, government and healthcare management consulting team in Scotland with the appointment of David Grimson as director.

Published 30 April 2020

Nimmo and Jacobs appointed administrators of Central Building Contractors

Blair Nimmo and Geoffrey Jacobs of KPMG were appointed as joint administrators of Central Building Contractors (Glasgow) Limited yesterday.

Published 30 April 2020

Chartered accountant Catherine Burnet becomes new president of ICAS

Catherine Burnet, a chartered accountant and the regional chair for KPMG in Scotland, has been appointed as the new President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) for 2020/21.

Published 27 April 2020

KPMG forecasts 8.1% hit to Scotland’s economy in 2020

KPMG is forecasting negative GVA (Gross Value Added) in Scotland of at least 8.1% in 2020, as the full economic cost of COVID-19 becomes increasingly clear.

Published 23 April 2020

Scottish retail sales drop by 13%

Scottish retail sales have declined by 13.0% compared with March last year, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor. 

Published 22 April 2020

Accountancy firms issue pay cuts and furlough 700 employees

BDO is the latest major accountancy firm to announce cuts to partners remuneration and the furlough of staff with the firm decreasing partner pay by a fifth amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 16 April 2020

UK retail sector faces worst March ever recorded

The UK retail sector suffered its worst March on records as sales plummetted amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG Retail Sales Monitor.

Published 16 April 2020

Top accountancy firms cut payouts to partners

Partners at the UK's biggest accountancy firms will have their payouts slashed by hundreds of thousands of pounds this year as the sector prepares to face a huge crash in revenues amid stemming from the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 9 April 2020