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ICAEW facilitates dialogue and debate on public policy issues with the Government, Parliament, accountancy and business stakeholders.

In previous Parliaments ICAEW has provided the secretariat to two All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG’s). These were the Business Finance and Accountancy APPG and the Maths and Numeracy APPG. 

ICAEW at the 2015 party conferences

This Autumn ICAEW will be representing its 145,000 members at the Liberal Democrat, Labour, Conservative and SNP party conferences with a specific focus on our BASE and BAS programmes.

ICAEW Chartered Accountants advise businesses and train young people across the country. They advise 1.5 million businesses and are the single biggest private sector graduate employer in the country, with an ever increasing number of non-graduates entering the profession.

ICAEW will have four main activities across party conference season to promote ICAEW chartered accountants:

  1. Exhibition stands at the Labour and Conservative conferences showcasing the work of ICAEW and its members. We will be asking MPs ‘What was your best piece of careers advice?’ and sharing this on twitter under hashtag #ICAEWcareersadvice
  2. Roundtables with skills Ministers and Shadow Ministers. In partnership with Deloitte, these roundtable will focus on work readiness and the importance of skills for business growth.
  3. Business receptions with around 500 senior business leaders attending, the Chancellor George Osborne will address the Conservative audience and Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna the Labour audience.
  4. Meetings with senior policy makers from all parties discussing business, tax, public finances and skills.

If you would like any further information about activities at Party Conferences this year please contact James Calder, Public Affairs Manager james.calder@icaew.com or 020 7920 8827.