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How do you tax a robot?

The Tax Faculty's technical lead, Anita Monteith, looks at the tax challenges brought by the increasing use of artificial intelligence and robotic process automation.

Data Management

Five years after data compliance requirement BCBS 239 was introduced, Rob Konowalchuk investigates what’s changed and where banks are heading.

The essential guide to blockchain

This guide from the ICAEW sets out the key features of blockchain, and the challenges it must face to reach widespread adoption. It includes case studies of real-life applications, as well as examining its impact on accountancy.

What is Blockchain?

Read IT Faculty's report for a definition of blockchain, key features of the technology, as well as the challenges and opportunities its adoption offers the accountancy and auditing professions.

Banking on the cloud

Tim Fouracre explores the notion of accounting banks and how they could revolutionise the way we manage our finances in the future.

Cloud adoption

Read our three guides to cloud adoption – what are the risks and how to choose a cloud platform?

The Data Protection Act 2018

The new Data Protection Act 2018 comes into to force on 25 May 2018. It replaces the current Data Protection Act 1998.

Staff pensions fund privacy notice

The trustee, FCA Ltd, collects and processes personal data relating to members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants staff pensions fund (the scheme) in order to pay the pensions and associated benefits from the scheme.


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Quantum computing

Gary Tinnams explores the world of quantum computing and how the efforts of IBM and Google might one day bear fruit. Enter the megacomputer.

IT data and networks

Christopher Brinton and Mung Chiang chart the six principles that guide the networks influencing our everyday lives.

ICAEW on tour

David Lyford-Smith recounts a two-week trip across South-East Asia, discussing how technology is changing accounting.

What is the Internet of Things?

Read this Tech essentials guide to find out what is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it affects the accounting profession, including auditing. Read this Tech essentials guide to find out what is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it affects the accounting profession, including auditing. The guide also discusses real life IoT examples, management challenges as well as security concerns and future outlooks.

TAXguide 02/18: Demystifying MTD - the VAT requirements

In TAXguide 02/18, Sarah Ghaffari answers a selection of the key questions raised by viewers of the Tax Faculty webinar ‘Demystifying Making Tax Digital: the VAT requirements’, broadcast on 16 January 2018