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Latest ICAEW Insights and accountancy news for May 2020

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COVID reveals the benefits of cloud working

29 May: Businesses have been forced to adapt their ways of working almost overnight in light of the coronavirus lockdowns and those with cloud-based systems had a significant head start.

“COVID secure”: stepping safely out of lockdown

29 May: The “COVID secure” message is at the forefront of the government’s return to work strategy. But what does this really mean for organisations and individuals, and will it provide a stepping stone to a safe working life after lockdown?

Remote working means changes for real estate

29 May: COVID-19 has forced the issue of working from home to the forefront of many organisations thinking, but it has simply turned up the dial on a shift in working behaviour that has already been gaining pace and that the real estate sector must respond to.

Lockdown case studies: PKF Francis Clark

29 May 2020: COVID-19 will accelerate the changes to how we all work, and the doomsayers may have overplayed their hand, says PKF Francis Clark tax chief John Endacott.

Malaysian Government action will bring on recovery

28 May 2020: A total of 7,600 infections and 115 deaths amongst a population of 33 million is the result of Malaysian lockdown efforts and border closures, but the Malaysian Government’s next actions will be intrinsic to kick-starting the recovery.

Lockdown stories: Vandana Saxena Poria

28 May 2020: Vandana Saxena Poria, entrepreneur, mentor and adviser to entrepreneurs across India, shares her secrets for successfully continuing to work during lockdown.

Local government funding in crisis

26 May 2020: extra government funding has not been enough to cover growing deficits in local authority finances as lockdown measures have caused council revenue streams to plummet.

FRC chair to quit role after eight months

21 May 2020: Financial Reporting Council chair Simon Dingemans is to step down from the accounting watchdog at the end of May, just eight months after taking up the role.

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