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2018 press releases

Press releases issued by ICAEW in 2018.

Government drive to increase exports has a long way to go, says ICAEW

Tuesday 27 November 2018, Research by ICAEW has revealed that just 3% of all businesses and only 7% of SMEs have started exporting in the last two years – despite Governments attempts to encourage more firms to sell internationally and not just to the EU, the UK’s biggest overseas market.

Increasing growth celebrated at ICAEW awards

Friday 16 November 2018, The ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty’s Annual Reception, held last night at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London, presented Coats Group plc with the Corporate Development Award for its outstanding achievements in increasing growth and shareholder value.

Increase in probate fees an abuse of MoJ powers says ICAEW

Thursday 22 November 2018, Plans by the UK Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to drastically raise the fees paid by families to wind up the estate of someone who has died are an abuse of constitutional powers according to ICAEW. Increasing probate fees through statutory instrument (SI), and not through the Finance Bill and ultimately HM Treasury, means that there is a lack of transparency and accountability in a process that will raise funds for the Exchequer.