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Latest ICAEW Insights and accountancy news for April 2021

All the latest news about ICAEW and the accountancy profession.

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Don’t make accounting a foreign language


As chartered accountants increasingly help colleagues or clients, they must to learn to become better communicators, argues Peter Margaritis, author of ‘The Accidental Accountant’.

FRC outlines proposed audit and corporate reporting supervision powers


The Financial Reporting Council has provided more details relating to supervision under new corporate governance proposals, including broadening the regulator’s review powers to allow it to scrutinise the entire contents of a company’s annual report and accounts.

Chart of the week: The debt of G7 nations


This week’s chart looks at how the pandemic has driven government debt levels higher, a topic that will be on the agenda at the G7 summit in Cornwall in six weeks’ time.

Timeliness is everything


When restructuring a company in distress, early specialist engagement is vital says Ryan Grant, Partner in BDO and an Insolvency Practitioner.

Tax credit renewal pack: check the details


HMRC is sending out 2.5m annual renewal packs to tax credits claimants from this week. Taxpayers should check the details and report any change in circumstances to HMRC.

HMRC review reveals digital plan for the future of tax


The government’s fundamental review of the processes that underpin the UK’s tax system, makes it clear that to be fit for the future the system has to embrace and embed digital technologies at its very heart. Anita Monteith explains that change is coming.

Tax news in brief


Highlights from the broader tax news week ending 28 April, which includes HMRC publishing an example of an email phishing scam related to SEISS 4, confirmation of no customs charge for goods in Norther Ireland temporarily and the latest stamp taxes update from HMRC.

ICAEW technical round-up: April 2021


This month’s top technical stories on ICAEW Insights include news on the fourth self-employed grant, new EU sustainability disclosure rules and how auditors can report on irregularities, including fraud.

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