30 April 2020: the heads of the Financial Conduct Authority have written to the chief executive officers of banks over conduct when lending to corporate businesses.
Viewpoints on the news during April 2020
Opinions and news analysis, covering the worlds of business and accountancy.
30 April 2020: the latest weekly COVID-19 update from Deloitte explored the partial easing of lockdown restrictions in several European economies and examined the global impact of the collapse in oil prices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
27 April 2020: can accountancy rise to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and become part of the solution?
28 April 2020: the heads of the UK’s financial regulatory bodies are balancing the efficacy of the mass government lending schemes to the economy with risks like fraud and business failure
First published 28 April 2020, updated 20 October 2020: ICAEW’s Business Law team outline some of the key factors smaller entities need to take into account when considering meetings in the age of coronavirus measures.
27 April 2020: the government has confirmed that furloughed workers taking paid parental or adoption leave will be entitled to pay based on their usual earnings, rather than a furloughed pay rate.
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.
27 April 2020: the Public Accounts Committee has launched a formal inquiry into the risks from English local authority investments in commercial property
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.
24 April 2020: CEO Michael Izza addresses ICAEW's members during the COVID-19 pandemic.