Four Belfast KPMG partners ‘on leave’ as HMRC begins probe

The KPMG offices in Belfast
The KPMG offices in Belfast

Four partners in the Belfast office of international accountancy firm KPMG are on “administrative leave” after an investigation was launched by HM Revenue and Customs officers, the company said.

KPMG said HMRC representatives had informed it of the investigation and visited the office on Wednesday.

The KPMG offices in Belfast where four partners  are on "administrative leave" after an investigation was launched by HM Revenue and Customs officers

The KPMG offices in Belfast where four partners are on "administrative leave" after an investigation was launched by HM Revenue and Customs officers

“We are cooperating with that investigation,” said a KPMG spokesman.

“It is important to emphasise that we do not have any indication that this investigation relates to the business of KPMG or the business of our clients.

“Pending further information and enquiry, we can confirm that four partners in our Belfast office are on administrative leave.

“As the matter is on-going, KPMG is not in a position to make any further comment at this stage.”