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Legal & Regulatory

General

BDO LLP, a UK Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales under number OC305127, is a member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the BDO network of independent member firms. A list of members' names is open to inspection at our registered office, 55 Baker Street, London W1U 7EU.

BDO LLP is authorised and regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales ("ICAEW") under registration number C001055835 and is subject to the ICAEW Code of Ethics.

 

Contact

We can be contacted using the "Contact us" page on our website, by telephoning our registered address on 020 7486 5888, by writing to our registered address above or by emailing any of our people.

If at any time you would like to discuss with us how our service to you could be improved, or if you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the service you receive, please let us know by contacting your engaging partner or the firm's Senior Partner at our registered office.

 

The Modern Slavery Act 2015

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘the Act’), which came into effect in October the same year, signalled a new drive in the fight against slavery. It includes a duty on businesses to play their part in stopping modern slavery in global supply chains.

BDO LLP is committed to being a responsible business and complying with the requirements of the Act. 

Section 54 of the Act (Transparency in Supply Chains) requires BDO to publish a statement on its website of the steps taken during the financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of our supply chains or in any part of our own business. Suppliers are those businesses that supply either goods or services (or both) to the firm.

Consistent with the requirements of the Act, we have: 

  • Risk-assessed all current suppliers and sought a positive confirmation from any high-risk or key suppliers of their compliance with the Act
  • Introduced a supplier code of conduct to inform all suppliers of BDO’s expectations that they comply with the Act.

We will:

  • Risk assess all new suppliers to the firm
  • Seek suppliers’ agreement to comply with the requirements of the Act
  • Seek to replace suppliers who fail to provide adequate evidence that they comply with the requirements of the Act
     

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

We have been addressing gender balance issues for some time. Gender pay gap reporting – and the new government regulation - is a helpful tool to support our gender balance goals. We are already collating the information in line with new regulations and will report in due course.

 

Financial Conduct Authority

BDO LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to conduct investment business under registration number 229378. Details of our status can be viewed here.

 

Audit

BDO LLP is registered to carry out audit work in the UK and Ireland by the ICAEW. Details of our status can be viewed at www.auditregister.org.uk under registration number C001055835 for the UK, and at www.cro.ie/auditors under registration number EWC001055835 for Ireland. The firm is subject to the Audit Regulations and Guidance and the International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland).

 

Insolvency appointments

Partners and staff taking insolvency appointments are licensed by the ICAEW and other recognised bodies including the Insolvency Practitioners Association, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland and Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. You can also contact the Insolvency Service if you have a complaint.

View a list of our insolvency practitioners.

 

VAT Registration

We are registered for VAT under registration number GB 830847032.

 

Data Protection

We are registered with the Information Commissioner as a data controller. Details of our registration can be found on the ICO website under registration number Z5799637.

 

Terms of Business

A copy of our Terms of Business will be provided to each client at the commencement of our engagement to provide services, together with a letter of engagement setting out the fees payable and the specific services to be provided.

The Terms of Business include a term stating that English law governs the contract under which we provide our services and that the English courts have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute.

 

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Our professional indemnity insurance is underwritten by a number of insurers in the London insurance market and can be contacted via Aon Risk Solutions, 8 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4PL [Aon]. The territorial coverage is worldwide.