The number of alleged fraud cases reported in the media being heard in Scottish courts rose dramatically last year, according to KPMG UK’s latest Fraud Barometer.
The joint development of a first-of-its-kind suite of artificial intelligence (AI) tax analysis tools for the UK has been announced by KPMG UK and Blue J. Blue J is the leading provider of predictive analysis tools for tax positions in North America and KPMG will be its first alliance partner in Eur
Scottish retail sales in Scotland decreased by 7.9% in January, an improvement of .1 percentage points from December 2021 and is the lowest Yo2Y decline recorded since July last year.
Scotland’s private equity market closed out a steady year in 2021, with a record number of midmarket deals despite total investment still falling short of pre-pandemic values, according to new analysis by KPMG UK. Despite the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, both volumes and value of mid-market
The UK Government is suing KPMG for £1.3 billion over allegations it was negligent in its audit of Carillion in 2016. Government ministers have accused KPMG of failing to respond to "red flags" in Carillion's accounts ahead of its collapse in 2018.
Venture Capital (VC) investment in Scotland’s scale-up businesses more than doubled in 2021 as global investors continued to look beyond London last year, according to the latest figures from KPMG. Scotland’s scale-up businesses finished 2021 on a high with almost £100 million in V
KPMG partners were given a six-figure pay rise in 2021 despite regular criticism from regulators throughout the year. KPMG's 571 partners took home an average of £688,000, 20% more than the £572,000 received in 2020.
KPMG UK has posted growth of 10% in 2021, with revenue rising from £2.14 billion to £2.35bn. For the year ended 30 September 2021, KPMG's profit before tax increased from £288 million to £436m.
KPMG has withdrawn from bidding for Scottish Government contracts after Scottish ministers put their relationship under scrutiny following a series of high-profile accountancy scandals. KPMG recently won a controversial £546,000 National Care Services (NCS) contact, which led ministers t
KPMG has been hit with another multi-million-pound fine from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), over its audits of drinks company Conviviality in 2017. The FRC announced yesterday that it had issued a final decision notice under Audit Enforcement Procedure and imposed sanctions against KPMG
As more information emerges about the Omicron variant and restrictions begin to ease, Scotland’s GDP is expected to grow by 4.8% this year, according to new analysis by KPMG UK. With Omicron posing a milder setback than earlier strains, KPMG expects all regions and nations to reach their pre-C
Stuart Smith, a former senior auditor at KPMG, has been fined £150,000 and banned for three years after admitting to misleading the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). KPMG and Mr Smith admitted their misconduct in relation to the FRC’s Audit Quality Review (AQR) inspection of the audit o
Total retail sales in Scotland increased by 15.6% compared in December, compared to the same period the year before, when they had decreased by 16.6%, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG Retail Sales Monitor.
With the cost-of-living squeeze underway, 32% of consumers plan to cut back on their household spending this year, according to a survey of 3000 UK consumers by KPMG.
Jon Holt, the chief executive of KPMG, has admitted that the Big Four firm misled the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) over its audit of collapsed outsourcer Carillion. In a statement released on the first day of a five-week disciplinary tribunal over the behaviour of the firm and six former employ