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Elections and manifestos

ICAEW members are business and finance leaders working in the public interest for the long-term benefit of the UK economy.

ICAEW Analysis of the Queen's Speech 2017

Policy experts at ICAEW provide an analysis of the 2017 Queen's Speech examining in key bills that will be of importance to the accountancy profession. These include the (Great) Repeal Bill and Finance Bills, as well as those covering: trade, customs, immigration, data protection and financial guidance.

A Vision for a Strong Economy: Priorities for the New Government, ICAEW’s view

Ahead of the General Election, ICAEW has set out its “Priorities for the New Government”, which includes policy recommendations that will support a stronger and more inclusive economy.

At a glance: 2017 general election pledges

Following the publication of the main party manifestos, experts from ICAEW's policy team have examined the measures outlined by the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties and have provided an overview of the core pledges covering finance issues, including: taxation; business regulation and public spending.

Small Business Manifesto

As part of the UK’s Small Business Taskforce, ICAEW has contributed to the Small Business Manifesto which calls on whichever government is formed after the 2017 general election to take action to support small businesses, which will deliver a more productive economy. The manifesto outlines six recommendations and calls for the creation of export voucher and building a tax system supportive of all businesses, large and small.

London 2050: Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

London enjoys a privileged status as one of the world’s most successful, creative and cosmopolitan cities. This year’s mayoral election will see a new advocate and champion for London and a new opportunity to define the city’s role not only in the UK, but in the world.

A Partnership for Growth: a manifesto for Welsh Assembly elections 2016

Read our manifesto for the Welsh Assembly elections 2016, written with our members in Wales to help build a dynamic economy for the region.