Just over half of UK private equity firms have made investment strategies more ESG-focused, undeterred by COVID threat to stalling business, new research has found.
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The Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee has highlighted worries about the supply of credit for small business lending in the current volatile economic climate - are we seeing a tightening of credit conditions?
The Spending Review and Autumn Budget will mark the first step in the Chancellor’s plan to bring the public finances back under control following the pandemic. There are significant challenges to be overcome if he wants to do so.
While the impetus for non-financial disclosures is growing, there needs to be some harmonisation of standards if it’s going to work.
More than 50% of chartered accountants feel their organisation is equipped to meet the government’s target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with two-thirds feeling their organisation had been implementing TCFD actions, a new ICAEW survey has found.
Upward revisions to GDP bring the debt-to-GDP ratio down to 95.5%, but the Chancellor has a difficult Spending Review and Autumn Budget ahead as spending pressures mount.
To counter rising levels of fraud, ICAEW has signed up to a new Fraud Charter for the accountancy sector.
Our chart this week looks at the core departmental resource budgets that are central to next Wednesday’s long-awaited Spending Review.
New research has found only 9% of local authority 2020-21 audits were completed by the statutory deadline of 30 September 2021, highlighting the crisis in the local audit market.
New findings show that a lack of inclusivity is leading to a significant number of BAME employees leaving their roles.
In quarter three of 2020, ICAEW became the first professional body to achieve carbon neutral status. Our journey started in 2015; we measured, set targets and took small achievable steps to ensure we reduced our impact on climate change.
The UK has been named most advanced of the world’s leading economies in terms of reaching net zero by 2050, according to a recent report, but faces significant challenges ahead.
The latest Women in the Workplace report shows that women working in corporate roles in America are increasingly burned out and lack recognition for their leadership.
Michael Sunderland is the Deputy Director Government Financial Reporting at HM Treasury. He talks to ICAEW Insights about government balance sheet management.
Accounting for Sustainability was established by the Prince of Wales to transform finance and embed sustainability in business. For its Executive Chairman, leadership means taking action but also taking others with you.