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Viewpoints on the news during August 2020

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

Solving the UK’s productivity puzzle

28 August: Since 2009, the UK has struggled with a slowdown in the progress of productivity. ICAEW Insights examines the causes of this ‘productivity puzzle’ and looks at how the government could tackle this in its COVID-19 rebuilding programme.

ICAEW technical round-up: August 2020

27 August 2020: the top technical stories on ICAEW Insights this month feature more information on the government’s CJRS and Eat Out to Help Out schemes, plus expert guidance on emphasis of matter paragraphs and cashflow.

How to make lifelong learning work

27 August: Kaplan’s head of learning Stuart Pedley-Smith is an accountant and trainer. Here, he shares his views about how professional bodies and training providers could make lifelong learning work.

ICAEW Virtually Live: Embracing digital conferencing

26 August: ICAEW’s flagship event for 2020 went virtual out of necessity, but its success highlights how delegates are embracing the flexibility and accessibility of digital conferences to fit in with their lives.

Recovering better through multi-value know-how

26 August 2020: A new MBA aimed at aspiring Chief Value Officers is being offered by Audencia in France. ICAEW is a partner in the programme. How does the Executive MBA Chief Value Officer accommodate post-COVID thinking?

Trainers adapt to new accounting CPD landscape

26 August: COVID-19 is having a profound effect on the way training and CPD is delivered to accountants. Rachel Willcox speaks to trainers from the accountancy world about the new landscape

Risks and assurance of new tech: the next phase

26 August: ICAEW Chief Executive Michael Izza reflects on the Tech Faculty’s recent work on emerging technology and calls for potential partners to help with the next steps in our work.

Acing the shift to virtual CPD delivery

25 August 2020: When lockdown was instigated in March, local ICAEW groups and societies across the country had CPD calendars crammed with physical training courses. The lockdown brought with it an opportunity for all these programmes to be converted to fully virtual offerings, a move which has been positively received by ICAEW’s members.

Managing investments in a crisis

25 August 2020: These have been extraordinary times and not always investment friendly, but what can be done to stave off further shocks? As part of a series of sponsored articles, ICAEW Insights ask Dr Adam Parker, Head of Midlands Investment Management at Tilney.

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