29 October 2020: While creating a helpline for employees to raise issues without fear of retribution is a start, corporate ethics expert Lord Gold argues that unless employers take these concerns seriously it risks undermining confidence in management.
Viewpoints on the news during October 2020
Opinions and news analysis, covering the worlds of business and accountancy.
29 October 2020: Digital transformation in many organisations has accelerated this year. The need for accountants with data analytics skills has never been higher.
28 October 2020: ICAEW, ICAS and Chartered Accountants Ireland have won a High Court injunction to ban an unrecognised, unlicensed organisation from offering chartered accountancy qualifications.
28 October 2020: Changes to business rates and targeted support for specific sectors are among key levers the government should use to boost the UK’s economic recovery, according to a new survey of ICAEW members.
28 October 2020: Dhruti Thakrar of Edwin Coe LLP explains how the new sponsor licensing system will work and the potential challenges for businesses.
28 October 2020: Audit quality is not the sole responsibility of auditors. Regulators, inspectors and standard-setters all have a role to play, and auditing standards and the standard-setting process needs to be fit for purpose, writes ICAEW Chief Executive Michael Izza.
27 October: Organisations wanting to provide some festive cheer for their staff this winter face some difficult challenges. ICAEW’s Tax Faculty outlines the tax considerations that employers will need to think about.
27 October 2020: The National Audit Office highlights poor data as a key issue hindering the rollout of broadband and in improving local public transport.
27 October 2020: How well prepared is the accountancy sector for cybersecurity attacks? What kind of attacks are being experienced by firms? And what impact have major breaches had?
27 October: ICAEW has teamed up with IFAC to produce a series of six short guides for accountants to enhance their understanding of money laundering. The second guide sets out what is involved in a risk-based approach to AML.