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Britain’s public sector is paying the price for the government’s consultancy habit | Rosie Collington and Mariana Mazzucato
The pandemic has shown relying on these private companies to deliver core services simply doesn’t work, say academics Rosie Collington and Mariana Mazzucato

Rosie Collington and Mariana Mazzucato

20, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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EY fined by UK accountancy watchdog over Stagecoach audit failings
Penalty of more than £2.2m imposed after firm did not properly challenge transport group’s bosses

Jillian Ambrose

25, Aug, 2021 @9:31 AM

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14 major UK employers join socially focused Purposeful Company scheme
Bosses of FTSE 100 and accountancy firms promise new focus on wellbeing of staff and local communities

Phillip Inman

10, May, 2021 @4:31 PM

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Bonus reforms 'biggest shake-up of UK corporate governance in years'
Clawback proposals to target directors and stop future payouts if companies collapse

Jasper Jolly

18, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Debt levels soar for business as UK economy struggles to recover from Covid
Mounting concern as firms borrow for ‘survival rather than growth’, figures from EY show

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

08, Feb, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Call for three-year ban on EY bidding on public contracts
Anti-corruption group claims ‘recurring professional misconduct’ should preclude auditor from future business

Simon Goodley

15, Nov, 2020 @4:54 PM

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Brexit drives government consultancy fees to £450m in three years
Exclusive: Home Office biggest spender as department deals with preparations to leave EU

Rajeev Syal

06, Oct, 2020 @6:24 PM

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A £56m bill and rising: the cost of Covid consultancy contracts
Some of the most lucrative contracts received by firms such as PwC and Deloitte since the pandemic began

Rob Davies

29, Sep, 2020 @5:01 PM

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Troubled test-and-trace system drafts in management consultants
Guardian learns ‘hundreds’ of consultancy staff ‘on standby’ for ‘back-office’ roles with other firms contacted for help

Simon Goodley and Josh Halliday

18, Sep, 2020 @6:07 PM

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Return to work: a sector-by-sector look at the plans of England's major employers
Companies can return to work from 1 August, but many employers are making their own plans

Joanna Partridge, Kalyeena Makortoff, Jillian Ambrose, Mark Sweney and Julia Kollewe

31, Jul, 2020 @5:01 AM

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UK accounting firms criticised by watchdog for ‘unacceptable’ work
KPMG fares worst as regulator condemns slipping standards at largest auditors

Kalyeena Makortoff

14, Jul, 2020 @4:34 PM

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UK’s big accountancy firms told to split off audit arms by 2024
FRC tells KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and EY to act after big collapses such as Carillion and BHS

Rob Davies

06, Jul, 2020 @9:57 AM

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