Special report: Interview with Alan Stewart, Tesco
"A challenge like no other" — how his organisation's business model responded to the challenge of COVID-19.
Special report: Rebuilding retail, hospitality and construction
Accountants will play a pivotal role in the efforts to rescue businesses in these three, hard-hit sectors.
Insolvency: the toughest challenge
Insolvency experts Katharine Lawrenson, Tyrone Courtman, Greg Palfrey and Chris Laughton discuss the options available and how recent legal changes may provide help.
In this issue
Michael Izza on the lessons of COVID-19
ICAEW CEO Michael Izza takes stock of the lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and sees a key opportunity for the profession.
David Matthews on sustainability and the future
ICAEW President David Matthews explains why the insights chartered accountants offer are key as economies address recovery plans.
It's a critical time for public sector accounting
Alison Ring, ICAEW Director, Public Sector, expains why the public sector should be more of a mainstream option for accountants.
Debate: The impact of sustainability reporting on business
We asked five experts for their views on how sustainability reporting will change the way companies work.
In conversation: Is office life now redundant?
Daniel Korski and Philippa Kelly consider how the pandemic will affect office life, local economies and wellbeing.
Helping businesses respond to climate change
Tim Mohin on the important role accountants can play in helping businesses with their response to climate change.
Infographic: Trust in government at all-time high
Levels of trust in governments, business and the media are at an all-time high, according to the Edelman Trust Index.
Brexit update: all change with customs regulations
With the transition period ending on 31 December, leaving the EU has implications for accountants and the advice they give their clients.
Begin again: The economic response to COVID-19 — China
After suffering its worst shock after four decades of continuous growth, China has taken a cautious approach to restarting its economy.
Begin again: The economic response to COVID-19 — Cyprus
Cyprus is one of the EU’s smallest and most isolated countries, but it hasn’t remained untouched. Travel and tourism were abruptly curtailed.
Begin again: The economic response to COVID-19 — India
India locked down on 25 March with restrictions extended until 30 June. Its 110 million SMEs were hit hard — even more so its 140 million migrant workers.
Begin again: The economic response to COVID-19 — UK
The Bank of England’s scenario for UK GDP for 2020 is -14%, the worst year for the economy since 1706. Government borrowing is expected to rise to well over £200bn.
Begin again: The economic response to COVID-19 — US
Although the US Federal Reserve earmarked $850bn for loans to companies, there are fears that 40% of the US’s 30 million small businesses could close permanently.
How COVID-19 will change our working lives
The global pandemic has led countries around the world to reconsider the way people work. What will post-COVID working life look like?
Choose your route — a company or a partnership?
The partnership model has long dominated accountancy but some commentators now argue for a more corporate structure.
Adapting to COVID-19: The Bank of East Asia story
Sir David KP Li from The Bank of East Asia explains how his organisation’s business model responded to the challenge of COVID-19.
Adapting to COVID-19: The Jacobs story
Neil Cutting from Jacobs explains how his organisation’s business model responded to the challenge of COVID-19.
Adapting to COVID-19: The Riverford Organic Farmers story
Andy Boteler from Riverford Organic Farmers explains how his organisation’s business model responded to the challenge of COVID-19.
Adapting to COVID-19: Risk redefined
The crisis has changed our thinking about risk. It could be the wake-up call needed for risk committees to diversify their skills, experience and approach.
Adapting to COVID-19: The financial impact
Data on cash flow, debt and borrowing has revealed the complexity of the business challenges that lie ahead.
Adapting to COVID-19: The struggle facing start-ups
What is the outlook for start-ups in a post-pandemic business world, when support schemes draw to a close?
Rethinking tax in the light of COVID-19
The pandemic has accelerated the introduction of wide-ranging global tax reforms, but advisers are uncertain if they have been subject to the usual scrutiny.
COVID-19 reporting: Full disclosure
After the FRC recommended that companies provide full disclosure, we outline the most pressing reporting challenges facing directors and auditors.
Turning point: Enabling humanitarian relief
Naima Siddiqi tell us how her decisions as a senior finance director have a direct impact on the International Rescue Committee’s ability to provide humanitarian relief.
Learning curve: Why we need to think differently about leadership
Women now make up a third of board members at the UK’s top public companies, but there is still work to do.
Breaking the mould: Food for thought on sustainability
Ravi Abeywardana, an ICAEW Chartered Accountant at Olam, the global food and agri-business, on the drive for more sustainable food production.
How to avoid compliance pitfalls in a post-pandemic world
The current upheaval caused by the pandemic could easily let the focus on compliance slip. But, whatever the circumstances, don’t ignore common pitfalls.
Successors: Rising stars of fintech
Start-ups, and in particular fintech, are forecast to play a key part in powering the UK’s growth. We talk to three rising stars in the sector.
Career coach: How furlough created opportunities
For two ICAEW members, being furloughed as a result of COVID-19 ended up providing them with new opportunities.
Practically speaking: Why audit reform is still vital
COVID-19 has shunted audit reform down the agenda, but the task remains as vital as ever. Sir Donald Brydon has made his suggestions. What happens now?
Practically speaking: Non-audit services
The FRC has extended its independence rules for auditors, regarding types of services provided and the companies they are provided to. Find out what this means in practice.