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Policy and public affairs

ICAEW draws on our technical expertise and the experience of our members to provide policy recommendations to policymakers in the UK and internationally. By working with policymakers we help to develop legislation which is in the public interest, for the long-term benefit of the economy and protects the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession.

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Can a Labour government balance the books?

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.

Brexit impact on ICAEW members

On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. ICAEW is there to support members, students, businesses, practices and governments as the UK Government negotiates a new relationship with the EU, and puts in place trade agreements with other countries around the world.

Spring statement 2018

On 13 March, Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his first streamlined Spring Statement. Here you can find reactions to the statement from ICAEW's chief executive and experts from the Tax Faculty, as well as the insights from the ICAEW's latest economic forecast for the UK published ahead of the statement.

  • Graham Dale, Head of Public Affairs at ICAEW Graham Dale Head of Public Affairs

    As Head of Public Affairs, Graham manages ICAEW relationships with key stakeholders, including MPs, ministers and government officials. Before joining ICAEW in 2011, he worked in Her Majesty's Treasury, the Business Department and the Department for Work and Pensions.

  • Joel Spreadborough Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager

    As Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Joel manages ICAEW's team of policy and public affairs executives and shapes ICAEW's work with key stakeholders. Before joining ICAEW in 2011, Joel worked for the Association of British Insurers and in the House of Commons.

  • Isadora Arredondo Senior Policy and Public Affairs Executive

    As Senior Policy and Public Affairs Executive, Isadora supports ICAEW’s policy development and communication on Brexit and international trade. Prior to joining ICAEW, Isadora worked as a freelance consultant for the Economist Intelligence Unit and as a Policy Analyst at the OECD.

  • Rosalia Wood Senior Policy and Public Affairs Executive

    Rosalia’s role as a Senior Policy and Public Affairs Executive is to help to deliver ICAEW’s policy priorities on the Government’s Industrial Strategy, small business, equality and diversity. Prior to joining ICAEW, Rosalia worked in advisory roles for a number of MPs and was also a communications manager for a health policy think tank.

  • Amie Evans Policy and Public Affairs Executive

    As Policy and Public Affairs Executive, Amie supports ICAEW’s policy development and communication on key issues facing the accountancy profession such as tax, audit and corporate governance. Before joining ICAEW, Amie worked as a civil servant in the Cabinet Office.

  • Rebecca Lass Policy and Public Affairs Executive

    Rebecca’s role as Policy and Public Affairs Executive is to support ICAEW’s policy priorities on public sector finance and devolution. Before joining ICAEW, Rebecca worked in the House of Commons.