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Treasury, cash management and Brexit

This page contains a list of externally produced resources which consider the impact of the decision to leave the EU on treasury and cash management.

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Managing cash through Brexit

Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) 2 February 2017

A short practical guide which poses a series of questions to help small businesses assess their current risk and exposure, including recommendations for further reading on access to short-term finance. The guide provides helpful advice in the form of ‘Ten Top Tips’ to help firms manage cash and tackle situations that might arise, such as retrospective changes to payment terms that may be to the supplier’s detriment.

A post referendum checklist for treasurers

Association of Corporate Treasurers 16 August 2016

A ten page briefing note from the Association of Corporate Treasurers which provides a 22 point checklist of the areas that corporate treasurers may wish to consider as they develop their plans for managing thorough a period of uncertainty.

Brexit Q&As - painting by numbers

Association of Corporate Treasurers 15 August 2016

An updated list of the questions and answers produced by the Association of Corporate Treasurers following a webinar on Brexit in early July. The list will be kept up to date as new issues and questions arise.

Brexit – keep calm and make a plan

The Treasurer August 2016

This article looks at the impact of Brexit from the perspective of the treasurer and considers the planning, communication and disclosure required at this stage. Originally published in the August edition of The Treasurer magazine.

Brexit and Business Finance

Cranfield School of Management 12 July 2016

Dr Ruth Bender, Associate Professor of Corporate Financial Strategy, considers the elements that should be included in a post-brexit business plan and the urgent need for businesses to produce a forecast of what its cash flows will be over the coming period.

Learn from Brexit

Treasury and Risk 7 July 2016

This article highlights six questions that Corporate treasurers and CFOs must be able to answer to be able to communicate, and manage the impact of Brexit on their businesses.

Brexit Briefing

Association of Corporate Treasurers 18 March 2016

Briefing from the ACT which identifies the key considerations for treasurers in the event of Britain leaving the EU. Areas covered include governance, corporate funding, cash management/liquidity, risk management and treasury operations.

Getting a better handle on currency risk

McKinsey July 2015

The volatility of global currencies after the vote for Brexit has brought exchange-rate risk back to the top of the agenda for companies working with suppliers, production, or customers in different currencies. This article from McKinsey, published in 2015, provides a handy refresher on currency-risk management.

Help and support from the Library

The ICAEW Library & Information Service maintains a large collection of resources that can help you with the different issues and opportunities arising from the EU referendum decision. The wide range of topics covered includes exchange rates, export and supply chain management.

Articles and books

The collection of articles and books held by the library on the UK exit from the European Union is growing as the professional press consider the implications and the practical steps that can be taken now. 

Selected titles

Company law update : governance, distributions and Brexit
Accountants Digest ; no.651
Duvall, D (Croner-i, 2019)
Digest covering a range of recent and potential future changes to company law, including the impact of Brexit in the context of the company law amendments made in early 2019.

Brexit implications for accountants
Accountants Digest ; no.628
Paul Bowyer (Wolters Kluwer, April 2017)
This digest will guide you around the breadth of implications facing accountants, covering corporate governance, audit, accounting, tax, VAT and employment.

Doing business after Brexit: A practical guide to the legal changes
Helen Tse (Bloomsbury Professional, August 2017)
This practical guide considers the legal issues arising out of Brexit and the issues that businesses are likely to face. The book suggests appropriate steps to mitigate risk and take advantage of any opportunities.

If you wish to see any of the material listed in our catalogue please contact the library enquiry team by telephone on +44 (0)20 7920 8620, by web chat or by email at library@icaew.com

Reports

ICAEW members, Business and Finance Professionals, ACA students and Forensic & Expert Witness/Valuation Community subscribers can access the overview of BVB Insights: Data and analysis on UK private company multiples as a free member benefit. The 2019 edition of this annual publication looks at how deal multiples have fared two years on from the EU referendum.

Specialist databases

The library offers access to international accountancy, business, law and tax databases that include further articles and analysis following the EU referendum result and information that can help you explore new business opportunities.

If you are visiting Chartered Accountants’ Hall you can access these databases directly through the computers in the Business Centre. Alternatively, the enquiry team can search the databases on your behalf and supply the most appropriate material by email (subject to licences).

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