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Viewpoints on the news during April 2020

Opinions and news analysis, covering the worlds of business and accountancy.

Upholding our profession at a time of crisis

13 May 2020: ICAEW Chartered Accountants and firms are at the heart of navigating the economy through this crisis, and during such times it is vital they maintain the professional, technical and ethical standards that define the profession.

Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the accounts

30 April 2020: ICAEW’s Financial Reporting Faculty has produced a checklist to help you determine how the spread of COVID-19 might affect financial statements prepared in accordance with FRS 102.

CBILS update: evidence requirements relaxed

29 April 2020: the UK’s seven largest small business lenders have relaxed evidence requirements for applications to the existing Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

Post-COVID-19 economics: what will be the new normal?

29 April 2020: as we enter a second month of lockdown, attention is now turning to what the future economic landscape will look like. To discuss this and more, Professor Trevor Williams will join ICAEW for a one-off webinar.

Government launches new small business micro-loan scheme

28 April 2020: the chancellor has announced a new Bounce Back loan scheme, allowing small businesses hit by the impact of coronavirus measures to apply for up £50,000, with the government guaranteeing 100% of the advance.

Remote working apps for lockdown and beyond

27 April 2020: With the government’s coronavirus lockdown measures continuing to keep workers out of the office, Microsoft MVP David Benaim shares tips on remote working apps, team communication tools and cloud storage options.

The data-powered drive to defeat COVID-19

27 April 2020: statistician Rob Mastrodomenico tells ICAEW Insights about the unsung community using data, predictive analytics and machine learning to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

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