Lai Wah Co, the Bank of England’s Deputy Agent for Greater London, looks at the economic impact of COVID-19 on the capital and outlines some of the measures put in place by the Bank and Government to support businesses and individuals in this time.
London President’s letter to local membersVicky Andrew, the newly appointed President of the London Society of Chartered Accountants, outlines her aims for the year and encourages local members to reach out.
Many industries have suffered as a result of the lockdown and there is concern over which businesses will become casualties of coronavirus. However, some have been able to adapt to ensure the prosperity of their organisations and even contribute to societies’ efforts in battling against COVID-19.
Deborah Louise Goodwin (Maiden name, Pearson), OBE was born in Beverley, Yorkshire on 15 September 1956, one of three sisters, and passed away on 20 May 2020 following a brave battle with cancer over the last six months.
To ensure all ICAEW members can continue to access quality and topical CPD courses in this period of uncertainty and social distancing, the Essentials CPD programme will now be offered by live and on-demand webinar.
Tax efficient green cars opportunityThe phrases ‘tax efficient’ and ‘cars’ do not normally sit comfortably together but this is changing due to new developments regarding ultra-low emission (ULE) cars, explains LSCA Taxation Committee member Pat Nown.
COVID-19 has changed the way that we live our lives beyond recognition. Jamie Tomlin, Chair of the LSCA’s Technical Committee, asks if the virus could permanently change audit for the better.
The question of how a client could receive royalties in a tax efficient way formed the basis of the discussion at this London tax forum, Andrew McKenzie reports.
The phrases ‘tax efficient’ and ‘cars’ do not normally sit comfortably together but this is changing due to new developments regarding ultra-low emission (ULE) cars, explains LSCA Taxation Committee member Pat Nown.
The issue of how to process the Tax Return of a Limited Company which had invested in a portfolio of securities formed the basis of an in-depth discussion for a local group of accountants, Andrew McKenzie-Smart reports.
Knowing and keeping promisesIf you don’t know what you’re promising, how do you know if you’re keeping your promises? Kirsten Gibbs, Process Expert, asks.
LSCA Business Board Vice-Chair Anzo Francis looks at how a business can grow from good to great during the Covid-19 crisis.
The London Transition Board has been introduced to co-ordinate London’s recovery. Julia Root-Gutteridge, ICAEW’s Board Effectiveness Manager, considers what the capital will look like as it emerges from the lockdown and begins to reopen its economy.
Angus Farr, Chair of the London Society of Chartered Accountants’ Business Board, considers what the future of work will look like in a post COVID-19 society.
As government support begins to wind down and lockdown is gradually lifted, organisations are beginning to look to the ‘new normal’. David Lewis, Director of Camrose Consulting, reports.
New student chair on 2020 VisionIn May the Chartered Accountants Student Society London (CASSL) welcomed a new chair: Anne-Marie Asenso. She spoke to London Accountant about the new committee and her priorities for the year.
Be a giver at work, but don’t be a pushover: LSCA vice president Indy Agnihotri sets out how to spot fakers and takers and ensure you are a door opener, not a door mat.
In this article, Geraldine Gallacher outlines how the needs of working parents have changed during the current crisis and urges employers to ensure they are supporting their staff in the best way possible.
As redundancies become more common, the jobs market is becoming increasingly competitive. Kay Fleming, Consultant at Morgan McKinley, highlights how to stand out in interviews.
Recently, the Black Lives Matter movement has been in the spotlight. Geraldine Gallacher considers how we can all ensure that we actively stand against racism at work.
Lord Mayor: Global co-operation needed for recoveryInternational cooperation has never been more important than now as we face up to the challenges posed by the current pandemic. Lord Mayor, William Russell, explains.
In the current crisis, Tom Ahmad, ICAEW Croydon President and licensed insolvency practitioner urges members to focus on the importance of clear and sensitive communication.
COVID-19 now dominates our lives. Vicky Andrew, Vice-President of the South East London Area Society explores the effects of the pandemic on our personal lives, in running our practices and businesses and in planning events and other activities for local members.
Coronavirus has got many people questioning their models and assumptions around work. Kirsten Gibbs, Process Expert, asks if it’s time to question our models of business too?
Annie Lee, Chair of the South West London Area Society, reflects on recent months and the opportunities arising from this period.