The influential Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) committee of MPs has publicly endorsed the recommendations made last year by a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) report on reform of the audit industry, and have even called for a break-up of the so-called “Big Four” accountancy firms.
Published 2 April 2019
New housing developments built in city centres have the potential to stimulate 50% more economic growth than similar developments located at urban fringes, according to a new report.
Published 18 March 2019
The preferred bidder to take over stricken Dundee contractor McGill & Co has completed the purchase of the business and certain assets, administrators announced today.
Published 13 March 2019
The accountancy watchdog has announced an expansion of its probe into KPMG’s audit of Carillion for the second time.
Published 27 February 2019
Hundreds of workers have been made redundant after Dundee-based building contractor McGill & Co Limited went into administration.
Published 4 February 2019
Last year saw a large increase in the value of fraud cases coming to courts involving rogue tradesmen, according to a new report.
Published 15 January 2019
A buyer has been found for Highlands construction firm Carbon Dynamic which went into administration last month.
Published 3 January 2019
Sustainable modular buildings manufacturer Carbon Dynamic has fallen into administration with the loss of 40 jobs.
Published 10 December 2018
Administrators have been appointed at a Fife-based steel fabrication firm with the loss of 25 jobs.
Published 14 August 2018
Project delays and “challenges in the Aberdeenshire housing market” has resulted in Highland building companies Deveron Homes Limited and Deveron Construction Limited being placed into administration.
Published 6 July 2018
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has today opened an investigation under the Audit Enforcement Procedure in relation to KPMG’s audit of the financial statements of collapsed construction and services firm Carillion.
Published 29 January 2018
Falkirk wood processing firm James Callander and Son entered administration with the loss of 89 jobs.
Published 9 January 2018
A Moray engineering firm has fallen into liquidation with the loss of over 30 jobs.
Published 26 September 2017
Kitchen and bedroom manufacturer Trade Kitchen Centre Limited has applied to Glasgow Sheriff Court to be wound up under the Insolvency Act 1986.
Published 29 August 2017
Richard Threlfall from KPMG forecasts that 2017 will be a year of feast and famine for the UK construction industry.
Published 22 December 2016