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UK economy unlikely to recover until 2023, KPMG says

The UK economy is unlikely to reach its pre-Covid level until early 2023, according the new forecasts. KPMG’s latest quarterly economic outlook forecasts UK GDP will plunge 10.3% for the year, downgraded from the 7.2% predicted in June.

DWS abandons auditor EY in wake of Wirecard scandal

Deutsche Bank’s asset management arm DWS has abandoned EY as its auditor as a result of the scandal at payments processor Wirecard, which collapsed in June following a €1.9bn fraud.

Grant Thornton loses appeal over £22.6m damages

The Court of Appeal has dismissed any attempt by Grant Thornton to overturn a record £22.6m claim for damages brought by former client AssetCo over the firm’s failure to spot a fraud at the AIM listed company, which nearly collapsed as a result of an accounting scandal.

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