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The Chancellor has succeeded in having his cake and eating it in his Autumn Statement, offering us both austerity and government spending on major infrastructure projects.

 

He’s also offering a number of measures to help small busin...

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Could investment in English and Maths seriously help our economy in the long-term?

 

With youth unemployment soaring to over 1 million, research published yesterday shows a strong correlation between local employment rates and basic litera...

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Thumbs up for iXBRL

by Michael Izza on 25.11.2011 02:18

When iXBRL was first discussed in the UK, some members expressed serious concerns about its value weighed against the nuisance of changing their software or processes.

 

Well, the first six-monthly report card for iXBRL is looking positive...

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I wrote in June that we were applying for accredited body status under the Retail Distribution Review (RDR). I’m delighted to be able to say that last week the FSA confirmed that, subject to consultation, ICAEW’s application could be approved by ear...

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As the Chancellor prepares his Autumn Statement, ICAEW  has drawn up a list of 12 policy actions to restore business confidence in the short-term.

 

The economy is at a critical stage and we fear there is a real risk of a double dip reces...

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Can the finance function save the world? asked ICAEW last night at the launch of our first Finance for the Future awards.

 

This was a bit of a tongue-in-cheek question, - and it comes from an article in The Guardian l...

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Exports, the great hope of the British economy, will need more support to grow  -and we made a small start on this yesterday.

 

Speaking alongside the Prime Minister and Vince Cable, I launched a new version of UKTI’s International Trade:...

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Today ICAEW launches the pilot of an online financial capability tool, a website, for social housing residents in Poplar.

 

The At Home with Money project is part of our work on financial capability which started in 2006. Its ai...

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Our latest Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) published today (Wednesday) shows a massive decline in business confidence and reflects just how rocky things could become.

It also suggests that the economy will contract in the last quarter of the...

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 The UK is less business friendly today than a year ago, according to new research.

 

The research, in the 15th ICAEW UK Enterprise Report, reverses the slight improvement seen in 2010. It comes after a slew of new legislation for SMEs wh...