13 July: among the many challenges for auditors still working from home during the COVID-19 crisis is the act of signing auditor’s reports on financial statements.
Viewpoints on the news during July 2020
Opinions and news analysis, covering the worlds of business and accountancy.
13 July: the retail and hospitality sectors have been among the hardest hit by the lockdown measures. What are the warning signs for employees, suppliers and customers?
10 July 2020: Thousands of expert professional and business services advisers are on hand to offer free online advice to help small businesses bounce back from coronavirus (COVID-19).
10 July: Fiscal interventions reach £190bn as the Chancellor Rishi Sunak pours even more money into the economy in an attempt to keep it from stalling.
10 July: Interim reports can help a range of stakeholders understand the impact of COVID-19 on a company’s financial performance, but what role do auditors play in this process?
9 July 2020: ICAEW has welcomed the £3bn green jobs plan announced in the government’s summer statement as a good starting point
9 July 2020: Chancellor announces £30bn in new measures to support, protect and create jobs, bringing total fiscal interventions to £190bn
9 July 2020: the Chancellor’s Summer Statement put forward a plan for jobs, green investment and a variety of targeted tax cuts, but also signalled a clear intention to wean businesses off government support.
8 July: Monique Malcolm-Hay tells ICAEW Insights about her meteoric rise through the accountancy world
8 July 2020: What really happens behind the scenes when a company enters administration and restructures? A senior CFO describes the good, bad and ugly of trying to turn around a failing company in a new fly-on-the-wall ICAEW webinar.
7 July 2020: ICAEW has welcomed the FRC’s plans for the separation of Big Four audit practices from the rest of their operations but warned that in isolation it will do little to improve audit quality.
7 July: Neil Wattam is a co-founder of Wattam Kirby Mee. He says that launching a business at any time – let alone during a pandemic – can only be enhanced by having a chartered accountant on board.