28 February 2020: the #icaewchartofthemonth is on diversity in the workforce, highlighting the strides that have been taken to improve gender, minority ethnic and disability representation in the 445,000 people that work for the civil service.
Viewpoints on the news during February 2020
Opinions and news analysis, covering the worlds of business and accountancy.
25 February 2020: 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.
25 February 2020: ICAEW has recently updated its guidance on providing mortgage references, but the basic tenet of the advice remains the same: chartered accountants should stick to the facts when processing such requests.
25 February 2020: 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. How feasible are these plans, and what benefits could it bring UK PLC? William Ham Bevan investigates.
24 February 2020: 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.
24 February 2020: 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. Chris Warmoll reviews the changes due to go live in April 2020.
21 February 2020: HM Treasury has published its consultation on the extension of the Trust Registration Service (TRS) as required under the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD).
20 February 2020: in its quarterly Monetary Policy Report, the Bank of England predicts a period of low growth for the UK. How can businesses adapt and thrive in such a climate? And what part can accountants play? Beth McLoughlin reports.
19 February 2020: The National Audit Office (NAO) last week reported on the 1,340% increase in local authority spending on commercial authority acquisitions in the three years to March 2019 compared with the previous three years, highlighting the risks these investments could pose to the public finances.