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Impact on industry sectors and the economy

ICAEW insights and updates on how the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is impacting different business and industry sectors, along with data and analysis on the UK and global economy.

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Using electronic signatures

This helpsheet has been issued by ICAEW’s Technical Advisory Service to inform members what they need to take into considerations when using electronic signatures to sign reports and documents.

Charities: The state of the sector | 13 July 2020

Daniel Chan, Senior Manager at PwC, will explore the current state of the charity sector, including insights from New Philanthropy Capital's State of the Sector 2020 programme which captures where we stood as the COVID-19 crisis hit - in the final few months of calm before the storm.

Financial services

FCA and FOS clarify CBILS-BBLS SME rules

6 May 2020: the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) have provided additional clarity for banks and SMEs regarding the two government loan schemes available during the coronavirus crisis.

COVID-19: UK industry focus – Where next?

Series of insights from PwC’s Strategy& looking at how COVID-19 is affecting industries in the UK and how organisations can meet the challenge. Industries include power and utilities; travel and leisure; aviation; government; automotive; healthcare; pharmaceutical; banking; industrial manufacturing; real estate; asset and wealth management; retail; consumer goods; telecoms; insurance.

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance from GOV.UK on how to open workplaces in England safely while minimising the risk of spreading COVID-19. Includes guides for close contact services; construction and other outdoor work; factories, plants and warehouses; heritage locations; hotels and other guest accommodation, labs and research facilities; offices and contact centres; other people's homes; restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaways; shops and branches; vehicles; the visitor economy.