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London Accountant brings you the latest news, events and opinion that matters to chartered accountants in London.


Mary Harris Smith

Stay on top for life: the need to own your skills in a disruptive world

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first woman admitted to ICAEW, the LSCA together with ICAEW Croydon and the South East Society of Chartered Accountants, are coming together to focus on the importance of lifelong learning.

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London members among top accountancy influencers

ICAEW has released a list of the top 40 online accountancy influencers – individuals tweeting about and discussing accountancy-related topics – and readers will recognise some familiar London names.

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London accelerates

Retailers call to end London business rate ‘subsidy’

As over 50 retailers urge the government to reform business rates, London is in the firing line as businesses subsidise the capital’s rates bill by nearly £600m, while the ICAEW Tax Faculty sets out five areas for change in this month’s Budget.

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Business and economy

Philip Abram KPMG

Budget: London investment must continue to future global growth

The Government is set to deliver its first Budget on 11 March and businesses in London will be hoping that it’s an ambitious one, supporting the capital’s role as a strong connected city and global centre, writes Philip Abram, Senior Partner for KPMG’s London Region.

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Event: reacting to future business challenges

Hosted by the London Society of Chartered Accountants and the South Essex Society of Chartered Accountants, this event will give business members three updates on topics of real relevance to you and your business – the impact of artificial intelligence, key skills for accountants and how to rescue the high street.

More to do as boards hit gender targets one year early

Despite London-listed companies hitting the one third target of women on their boards, the number of women in senior roles such as finance director remains below target, while progress on ethnic diversity is equally slow, writes Julia Root Gutteridge of the ICAEW Business Team.

Career and development

Hakan Enver

London job seekers optimistic after decisive election

Morgan McKinley’s 2019 Q4 London Employment Monitor suggests job seekers are banking on a new decade bringing new opportunities, says Hakan Enver.

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David Trodden

Fix education to solve productivity puzzle

David Trodden, member of the LSCA Business board, asks why the UK is struggling to improve its levels of productivity, suggesting that a starting point to finding a solution lies in our education system.

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