30 March 2020: Rosalia Wood, Regional Industrial Strategy Manager appeals for ICAEW members’ help in providing regional anecdotes for our work with local business policymakers.
Viewpoints on the news during March 2020
Opinions and news analysis, covering the worlds of business and accountancy.
30 March 2020: the Financial Reporting Council has published guidance for companies preparing financial statements and a bulletin for auditors covering factors to be taken into account when carrying out audits during the current COVID-19 crisis.
30 March 2020: for listed companies, keeping the market up to date with information is as important as ever, notwithstanding that they have been given an extra time to publish their audited financial statements, writes ICAEW’s Katerina Joannou.
30 March 2020: the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has suggested that the budgeted fiscal deficit for the financial year starting 1 April 2020 of £55bn could more than triple to £177bn due to the coronavirus pandemic.
30 March 2020: ICAEW’s Philippa Kelly outlines the PRA’s measures to ensure IFRS 9 Financial Instruments effectively reflects the nature of lending related to COVID-19.
30 March 2020: ICAEW’s CEO was part of a major conference call with Business Secretary Alok Sharma to discuss support for the Professional and Business Services sector during the COVID-19 crisis.
26 March 2020: CEO Michael Izza on Chancellor Rishi Sunak's new scheme to help millions of the self-employed impacted by COVID-19.
26 March 2020: The Chancellor has announced a significant support package for self-employed people affected by the coronavirus outbreak but warned the complexity of building a new system could mean the first payments could be made in June.
27 March 2020: Europe’s top financial regulators have stressed the importance of the flexible and pragmatic application of IFRS9 to cope with troubled loans during the COVID-19 pandemic
27 March 2020: Employers do not have to report gender pay gaps for 2019/20 following a government announcement that the deadlines were suspended for this reporting year