Haven’t they grown? The top 20 firms over 25 years
Research by CCH and given exclusively to AccountingWEB shows that the fee income of the largest four accountancy firms has risen by 1092% since 1982 at current prices, against a more modest 115% for the other top 20 firms over the same period.
The Big four’s rising fortunes have seen their staff numbers increase by a more modest 320%. The rest of the top 20 have actually got smaller, with staff levels falling by 9.6%.
“The accountancy market has changed beyond all recognition in the 25 years CCH have been in the UK,” said Martin Casimir, the firm’s managing director.