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Cash flow and forecasting

Cash flow and financial management during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic are presenting a challenge to businesses of all sizes. This page collects together ICAEW insights and externally-produced resources which offer practical advice on how to get cash flowing.

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ICAEW insights

Back to business as support measures wind down

The swift spread of coronavirus needed an equally rapid response from government, but with business coming back to life it’s time for the economy to stand on its own again, says the Insolvency Service’s Paul Bannister.

Small steps can boost your resilience

Personal development might not have been a top priority for many during the pandemic, but Caroline Stockmann, CEO of ACT, explains how stepping away from your day job offers a way to strengthen your ability to cope with stress and enhance your career.

A challenging time for valuers

In these uncertain times, the valuer’s job is more challenging than ever. James Palmer, Chair of ICAEW’s Valuations Community explores the issues facing professionals and how ICAEW’s Valuations Conference will help valuers address them.

Why finance teams need to upskill now

COVID-19 has accelerated digital adoption across all business sectors. The finance function needs to embrace tech and develop new skills to keep up.

Impact of Covid-19 on valuations and the valuation profession

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As the world continues to grapple with the health and economic crises brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, professional valuers are playing a key role in helping to stabilise, and bring confidence to business and financial markets.

Liquidity management for businesses at times of stress

The enforced closure of business operations during lockdown has seen liquidity dry up, leaving countless companies needing external financing. Vicky Meek looks at how businesses should manage that most valuable of all commodities – cash.

A green recovery: business after COVID-19

15 September 2020: Being clear about the objectives of a green recovery is vital to ensure actions lead to desired outcomes. Here, Michael Holder looks at the business angle

How to navigate a global crisis

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The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing the business world to navigate uncharted and stormy seas. Giles Distin and Richard Small of Addleshaw Goddard outline some of the big business considerations

Action on recapitalising business after COVID-19

20 July: Responding to far-reaching UK Recovery Corporation plans to recapitalise businesses post-COVID, ICAEW has raised a number of open questions to help inform and clarify policymakers’ decisions.

Tools to help finance leadership succeed

20 July: Finance transformation executive Neil Cutting examines the essential elements a finance leader should master to deliver strong, strategic leadership in the first of a series of articles.

Corporate Insolvency Bill

30 June 2020: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 received Royal Assent on Friday (26 June). Both the permanent and temporary measures could be a valuable lifeline as the downturn continues.

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