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The NHS has become the latest organisation to be impacted by a cyber-attack on a third-party supplier providing critical services, causing huge disruption to patient care. RSM UK says this latest attack highlights the growing risk to organisations as cyber criminals continue to target third-party se

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As part of its growth plan with Sumer Group, Dundee-based accountancy group EQ Accountants has announced that it will merge with Grangemouth-based Yates & Co. The firm will join EQ just one month after Douglas Home & Co joined the firm.

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ACCA, the global accountancy body, has published its latest five-point policy plan. In ‘Accounting for a better world: An ACCA policy prospectus for the UK’, ACCA sets out clear goals and aims which will help the UK strengthen its position on sustainable business, global trade, AI, and t

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Several accountancy and financial services firms, including Big Four firms Deloitte and KPMG, have rescinded job offers to international students following the UK government's decision to raise the minimum salary thresholds for skilled worker visas. They are not the first and will not be the last, a

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In response to evolving global ESG reporting regulations, AAB Group has introduced a dedicated ESG division. In the last year ESG reporting changes have been written into EU regulations and will be written into UK regulations over the next three years, impacting a range of businesses from larger com

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Dundee-based accountancy firm Ashton McGill, which is founded by father and son Alasdair and Andrew McGill, has announced a 41% increase in annual turnover for 2023. The business attributes this success to an increased portfolio of clients across Scotland, which has propelled it towards achieving a

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) has marked a record year with the highest number of annual admissions in its 170-year history. Nearly 850 Chartered Accountants (CAs) joined the profession at its annual admission ceremony on 13 April.

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In a significant expansion, two Borders accountancy firms, Hogg & Thorburn and JRW, have formally merged. Having taken effect on 6 April 2024, the amalgamation forms JRW Hogg & Thorburn, marking a milestone in the histories of these long-established firms.

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EQ Accountants has announced its merger with Douglas Home & Co. Part of EQ's expansion plan to triple its turnover in the next five years, the alliance will see the firm's office count increase to 10 locations across Scotland and Northern England, with a combined workforce of 210 professionals.

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N4 Partners has completed a further seven-figure investment to become the majority shareholder of accounting, tax and audit firm Opulus Financial. Opulus has grown rapidly through a series of acquisitions since its inception in 2021, including Wylie & Bisset, George & Co, John Kerr & Co,

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Tax expert John Cairns been appointed by Glasgow-based Robb Ferguson Chartered Accountants as director of taxation. A long-time member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, and a Chartered Tax Adviser, Mr Cairns has been a partner in both Scottish and international accounting firms,

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Johnston Carmichael’s most senior audit professional is swapping running numbers for running shoes in aid of a charity campaign to encourage social mobility in the accountancy profession. Graham Marjoribanks, partner and head of audit at Johnston Carmichael, is running a half marathon to raise

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) has announced the biggest shake up in how it trains accountancy students in its 170-year history, with the launch of a new syllabus and a new way of learning for students. The new syllabus will make sure that the Chartered Accountant (CA

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International audit, tax, and advisory firm Mazars has reported double-digit revenue growth across its Scottish offices for the financial year ending August 2023, as the firm's teams in Edinburgh and Glasgow achieved a combined 13% revenue increase, up 4% from the previous year. Across the UK, Mazar

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