Share with your friends

Preliminary announcements – Our new independent report

Preliminary announcements – Our new independent report

KPMG offers independent report on audited prelims to provide earlier insight on our audits.

Jonathan Holt

Chief Executive

KPMG in the UK


Also on


Preliminary announcements trigger investment decisions and share price movements, but the full story in the annual report (and independent auditor’s report) is often only made available to the market sometime later.

One of the themes we hear consistently through our engagement with institutional investors is that the value of the annual report – and the auditor’s report contained within it – is significantly diminished if it is published some time after the preliminary results announcement. While the annual report contains much that may be relevant, the stock market has already reacted and moved on.

To help provide more timely information about our audits to investors, we are now offering companies the option to request that KPMG provides an independent report on their prelim (if the prelim is based on audited financial statements). This option is available to companies with equity listed either on the Main Market or on AIM.

For further information please contact:

Michelle Hinchliffe, UK Chair of Audit, KPMG in the UK

Jonathan Holt, UK Head of Audit, KPMG in the UK

© 2021 KPMG LLP a UK limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG global organisation of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Limited, a private English company limited by guarantee. All rights reserved.

For more detail about the structure of the KPMG global organisation please visit

Connect with us


Want to do business with KPMG?


loading image Request for proposal

Save, Curate and Share

Save what resonates, curate a library of information, and share content with your network of contacts.

Sign up today