The big four auditors are failing – and the watchdog’s report won’t change that | Prem Sikka

The near-collapse of BHS, Carillion and the bailed-out banks wasn’t spotted. The CMA’s remedy shows it is not fit for purposeWhat do BHS, Carillion, Conviviality, Quindell, Aero Inventory, the Co-op Bank, and London and Capital Finance have in common? …

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Death of the high street: how it feels to lose your job when a big chain closes

Woolworths closed a decade ago, and since then shop after shop has shut its doors. What is it like to be there in a store’s dying days? Eleven workers tell allIt has been a terrible time for the high street. Since 2008, when the fall of Woolworths sent…

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Moore Stephens and BDO merger could pile pressure on big four

Deloitte, PwC, Ernst & Young and KPMG may have to face a new competitor amid increasing scrutinyThe big four accountancy firms are expected to come under pressure from a new rival following merger talks between BDO and Moore Stephens.In a move desi…

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