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KPMG fined £3m for ‘serious failings’ in Conviviality audit

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KPMG has been fined £3m for failures during its audit of the Bargain Booze owner Conviviality and severely reprimanded in the latest blow to its reputation. The accounting regulator, the Financial Reporting Council (F...

Cyber Ninjas, firm that conducted Arizona election ‘audit’, shuts down

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Cyber Ninjas, the firm that was contracted by Arizona Republicans to carry out a widely-criticized review of 2.1m ballots cast in the presidential election, is shutting down amid a legal battle seeking to force the co...

London has more statues of animals than of named women, audit finds

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The number of sculptures that feature animals in London is double that of named women, a study has found, as the mayor office announces £1m fund to champion diversity in the capital’s public spaces. The findings show ...

Arizona Republican ‘audit’ finds even bigger lead for Biden in 2020 election

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A partisan, Republican-instigated so-called “audit” of the 2020 election result in Arizona has confirmed that Joe Biden did indeed beat Donald Trump in Maricopa county, the state’s most populous county, according to a...

Audit office blames UK government for botched £1.5bn green homes scheme

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A “botched” scheme to insulate England’s draughty homes collapsed after six months because officials rushed its design, put in place an undeliverable timetable, and failed to heed industry warnings, Whitehall’s spendi...

EY fined by UK accountancy watchdog over Stagecoach audit failings

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EY has been fined more than £2.2m by the UK accountancy watchdog for failing to properly challenge Stagecoach bosses when auditing their accounts for 2017. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has also sanctioned Mar...

Firm leading Arizona audit received millions from Trump supporters

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The firm leading a widely criticized, Republican-backed audit of election ballots in Arizona has received $5.7m in donations, the majority from supporters of Donald Trump, it revealed on Wednesday. Cyber Ninjas, a Flo...

North Miami Beach condo evacuated after Surfside collapse audit

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Residents of a Miami-area high-rise loaded clothes and valuables into suitcases and laundry baskets and wheeled them to waiting cars after they were forced to evacuate the building when it was found to be unsafe in a ...

Arizona’s partisan election audit and the Trump-linked donors paying for it

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Happy Thursday, Ever since Arizona Republicans began their review of 2.1m ballots from the 2020 election, a huge question has loomed over the effort: who exactly is paying for it? The Arizona senate, which authorized...

Arizona ballot audit backed by secretive donors linked to Trump’s inner circle

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Dark money groups tied to Donald Trump’s inner circle and backed by people who have spread baseless claims about the 2020 presidential election appear to be playing a key role in funding an unprecedented review of 2.1...

Arizona official says voting machines should be replaced after ‘audit’ – live

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Secretary of state says there has been a ‘lack of physical security and transparency’ during the Republican-ordered recount by private company

Covid expected to cost Britain £372bn, says National Audit Office

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The government’s bill for tackling Covid-19 has risen by £100bn since the start of the year and now stands at £372bn, according to the independent watchdog that oversees Whitehall spending. Figures from the National A...

Cyber Ninjas, UV lights and far-right funding: inside the strange Arizona 2020 election ‘audit’

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One of the first things you see when you step outside Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the ageing arena in Phoenix, is the Crazy Times Carnival, a temporary spectacle set up in the parking lot. In the evenings, jus...

I watched Arizona’s unprecedented election audit – here’s what’s happening

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Happy Thursday, I’m writing from Phoenix, where I’m spending the week covering a remarkable GOP audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa county, home to the majority of Arizona’s registered voters. The audit, which is ...

Arizona Republicans deploy Cyber Ninjas in pro-Trump election audit

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Months after Donald Trump’s election defeat, Republicans in Arizona are challenging the outcome with an unprecedented effort to audit results in their most populous county – all run by a Florida company, Cyber Ninjas,...