4 May 2020: a step-by-step guide that businesses can use to optimise working capital in these difficult times, looking at cash inflows, outflows, support available and business planning.
Viewpoints on the news during March 2020
Opinions and news analysis, covering the worlds of business and accountancy.
31 March 2020: the spread of coronavirus and restrictions on movement are affecting year-end inventory counts, which has implications for auditors
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.
1 April 2020: as a nation, we are likely to feel the consequences of the Government’s emergency COVID-19 interventions in years to come, so we owe it to future generations to maintain a grip on these liabilities.
1 April 2020: the European Central Bank (ECB) has asked banks in Europe to suspend dividends and share buybacks until October.
31 March 2020: Vincent Huck, editor of Insurance Asset Risk, takes a look at the challenges that insurers will face from the coronavirus effect on markets.
31 March 2020: The Government Counter Fraud Function has published new guidance for public bodies about fraud arising from the actions taken to address the coronavirus emergency.
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.
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 offers advice to both pension trustees preparing relevant accounts for section 179 valuations due on 31 March 2020, and also their auditors in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.