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2017 press releases

Press releases issued by ICAEW in 2017.

ACA students celebrate some early Christmas cheer

Friday 15 December 2017, ICAEW spread some early Christmas cheer with top marks in the latest series of Advanced Level ACA exams. This year was the biggest Advanced Level exam session with the highest number of students and exams taken, seeing over 3,000 taking the Case Study exam.

Business investment set to slow as uncertainty around Brexit persists

Friday 8 December 2017, The pace of capital investment has fallen in 2017 and is forecast to slow even further in 2018 according to the latest ICAEW Economic Forecast. Business investment is forecast to be 2.1% this year, the second weakest since the global financial crisis. As companies continue to ‘wait and see’ what kind of post-Brexit settlement is achieved, ICAEW forecasts investment growth of just 1.5% in 2018.

Spread the (tax-free) Christmas cheer

Wednesday 29 November 2017. With the dark nights closing in and the festive season getting closer, the ICAEW is reminding businesses of some Christmas joy. If you are an employer, don’t forget you can treat your staff to a tax-free Christmas party up to the value of £150 per employee. Each year HMRC’s seasonal gift allows businesses an annual tax-free allowance that can be used for food, drink and even accommodation and travel.

Thousands of personal finance director roles available across the UK

Monday 13 November, ICAEW is launching it’s Personal Financial Planning Community and Lifetime Wealth Planning Guide on 13th December to encourage ICAEW Chartered Accountants to play a wider role as ‘personal finance director’ to help SME owners/managers and their families better manage their personal financial and investment affairs, transferring valuable skills and positions of trust to provide much needed lifetime wealth planning.

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