Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest accountancy news round-up…

Firms urged to find ‘middle ground’ on return to UK offices

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which represents 190,000 firms, has called on businesses and the government to strike a balance to ensure outlets in sparsely populated city centres do not face oblivion.

Coronavirus: UK worst hit among major economies

The UK was the hardest hit by Covid-19 among major economies from April to June, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development has said.

PwC pledges to review fraud detection after Wirecard scandal shakes industry

The global chairman of PwC has pledged to “aggressively” review how the firm can better hunt for frauds following Wirecard and other accounting scandals.

CEOs speed up digital push and downsize offices, KPMG survey shows

Companies around the world have moved more of their operations online, plan to reduce office space and have made recruiting and retaining staff their top priority since the coronavirus pandemic struck, a survey showed on Tuesday.

PwC grows global revenue to $43bn despite coronavirus pandemic hit

Big Four firm PwC said its global revenue grew 3% to $43bn in 2019-20, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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