3 March 2020: Reforms to the off-payroll working (IR35) rules are due to extend to the private and third sectors from 6 April 2020. As small accountancy firms serving personal service company clients become increasingly concerned about the potential threat to their client base, how can they can adapt and flourish?
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ICAEW and other accountancy bodies have signed a pledge calling on accountants across the world to use their skills and status in the fight against climate change.
ICAEW has updated its guidance on providing mortgage references.
The government’s pledge to ensure every UK household and business has access to gigabit-capable broadband is ambitious, but could play a large part in its goal to “level up” the economy.
ICAEW CEO Michael Izza shares five goals for audit reform
24 February 2020: On 31 January 2020 the UK left the EU. Or did it? From a financial reporting perspective, very little has changed.
The government is set to relaunch its naming and shaming regime of employers who fail to pay their staff the national minimum wage (NMW) or national living wage.
HM Treasury has published its consultation on the extension of the Trust Registration Service (TRS) as required under the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD).
In its quarterly Monetary Policy Report, the Bank of England predicts a period of low growth for the UK
19 February 2020: The National Audit Office (NAO) last week reported on a 1,340% increase in local authority spending on commercial authority acquisitions
19 February 2020: in December 2019, the IASB issued extensive proposals which aim to improve how information is communicated in the financial statements, with a particular focus on the statement of profit or loss, writes Sarah Dunn, Technical Manager in ICAEW's Financial Reporting Faculty.
18 February 2020: Sir Donald Brydon has used a speech at ICAEW headquarters to call for the role of auditors to be significantly elevated
18 February 2020: Rosalia Wood, Regional Industrial Strategy Manager at ICAEW, outlines new resources provided by the Government aimed at making export easier for British business.
17 February 2020: climate change is firmly on the board agenda, but it can be challenging to ask the right questions. Here are 10 questions non-executive directors can ask to make sure boards are taking a proactive approach to the risks and opportunities posed by climate change.
14 February 2020: coronavirus reports are shocking and sad; but the outbreak also has impacts for business. We ask ICAEW’s business and financial services experts how the virus should shift business thinking.
13 February 2020: while experts have hailed the cross-border cryptocurrency strategy outlined in Davos as a potential tipping point, major regulatory and legal hurdles still block the widespread adoption of digital currencies. Mark Taylor reports.
13 February 2020: self assessment filing has returned two new records. First, a record-breaking 10.4m customers filed online; and second, the total number of customers who submitted their self assessment tax return by the 31 January deadline was 11.1m, another record.
11 February 2020: the government’s announcement that there will be a boost for UK science with the offer of unlimited visas to the world's top scientists seems, at first sight, to be tangential to business. But this is why it could be a shot in the arm. Jo Murray reports.
11 February 2020: radical reforms to the inheritance tax regime are once again on the table after a cross-party group of MPs presented the fruits of a year-long investigation into ways to streamline current rules. But will this result in any meaningful change?
11 February 2020: CABA has launched its Brexit support campaign with a new online hub as well as events across Europe and the UK.