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2016 press releases

Press releases issued by ICAEW in 2016.

Government's industrial strategy expected to have no impact on UK business

Thursday 22 December 2016, Good intentions for an Industrial Strategy by Government which aims to deliver a stronger economy and manage the transition of exiting the EU means little for UK plc who want to see actions, not just ideas. In a survey of UK businesses, two thirds are not aware of the government priority for an industrial strategy while over half feel that it will have little impact on their business.

Christmas cheer for ACA students

Friday 16 December 2016, ICAEW is celebrating the festive season with top marks in the latest series of Advanced Level ACA exams. The Strategic Business Management exam came out on top with a pass rate of 87.9%, while ACA students also excelled in Corporate Reporting (81.1%) and the Case Study (75.6%)

Santa fun run? Don't forget gift aid on charitable giving

Wednesday 7 December 2016, Will you be sponsoring a friend to ditch the sleigh and dance, prance or dash away in a charity Santa fun run this Christmas? ICAEW explains how you could claim tax relief on charitable giving in your tax return.

Let's be jolly 'tis the season for tax-free Christmas parties

Tuesday 29 November 2016, ICAEW is reminding employers that there's no need to be a scrooge this Christmas - thanks to a tax break, businesses can spend a tax-free amount of up to £150 per employee each year. However, when it comes to gifts for staff, only presents which are deemed ‘trivial’ are exempt from tax.

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