The policy and public affairs team is responsible for promoting ICAEW's reputation, corporate goals and strategy.
The team communicates with policy makers at national and regional level to promote and advance ICAEW’s work. We draw on the experience of our members and our technical expertise to develop policy in the public interest, which benefits the economy and protects the integrity of the accountancy profession.
Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the BEIS Select Committee, delivered a keynote speech at Chartered Accountants Hall on 12th November covering audit reform, trust in business and corporate governance. You can watch a recording of her speech and the following Q&A. This was followed by a roundtable discussion between Rachel and audit firms in the Leeds area to discuss the future of audit on 7th December.
On 29 October, Chancellor Philip Hammond presented the 2018 Budget, his last ahead of Brexit. It was a "spending sprinkle", concludes ICAEW's chief executive. Read his full reaction and expert analysis from ICAEW.
ICAEW provided its expert insights into the UK government's finances for the fourth time, when the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) published its Green Budget on 16 October 2018. Alongside hosting the launch at Chartered Accountants Hall, ICAEW has contributed two chapters examining the UK governments assets and defence spending.
Find a range of resources to help prepare for Brexit. ICAEW is working to ensure that the profession is able to work as seamlessly as possible in the public interest across Europe and beyond.
In its last manifesto, the Labour Party pledged to bring the water, rail and energy sectors back into public ownership, while at the same time introducing a Fiscal Credibility Rule. But is it possible to do both and ensure the sound economic future of the UK? ICAEW has joined forces with the Fabian Society to explore the tough spending choices that would face a Corbyn government.