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Latest ICAEW Insights and accountancy news for April 2020

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ICAEW and ICAS publish SME guidance on going concern

ICAEW and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) have today jointly published free-to-access guidance for owners and directors of SMEs to assess the prospects of their business in the wake of COVID-19.

SMEs concerned as cash cliff-edge looms

Small and medium-sized businesses are concerned about the longer-term impact of the coronavirus storm, hough many have benefited from the government support measures over the past month.

Deadlines for tax consultations extended

30 April: The government has announced new timelines for a number of consultations, including on raising standards in the tax advice market, in the light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Upholding our profession at a time of crisis

30 April 2020: ICAEW Chartered Accountants and firms are at the heart of navigating the economy through this crisis, and during such times it is vital they maintain the professional, technical and ethical standards that define the profession.

Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the accounts

30 April 2020: ICAEW’s Financial Reporting Faculty has produced a checklist to help you determine how the spread of COVID-19 might affect financial statements prepared in accordance with FRS 102.

CBILS update: evidence requirements relaxed

29 April 2020: the UK’s seven largest small business lenders have relaxed evidence requirements for applications to the existing Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

Post-COVID-19 economics: what will be the new normal?

29 April 2020: as we enter a second month of lockdown, attention is now turning to what the future economic landscape will look like. To discuss this and more, Professor Trevor Williams will join ICAEW for a one-off webinar.

ICAEW calls for withdrawal of Finance Bill clauses

27 April: ICAEW has urged government to withdraw and consult on changes to inheritance tax rules on excluded property and the tax liabilities of company directors. It’s also called for the delay to changes to capital gains tax relief for private residences and raised concerns over the recovery of taxes in insolvency cases.

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