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Latest ICAEW Insights and accountancy news for March 2021

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Bank of England raises concerns on SME lending


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?

Getting public finances under control will not be easy


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.

Accountants confident they can hit climate targets


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.

ICAEW’s journey to carbon neutrality - start yours now


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.

KPMG: UK ranks top in G7 for net zero readiness


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.

Sustainability: what is credible leadership?


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.

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