Governance

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Heading off cyber security threats to business is one of the UK’s top priorities.

My ICAEW colleagues and I have been working closely with government departments and agencies to ensure that the reputation of Britain as a great place to do ...
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As the CFO becomes both the litmus test and the enabler of sustainable business, we discuss “The CFO’s Dilemma” with four Britain’s leading finance chiefs on the 5thJanuary. The CFO’s of Jaguar Land Rover, SSE, Bupa and...

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Private equity is having an extraordinary – and growing – effect on businesses of all sizes and at all stages of development.

The increasing influence of private equity – worth $274bn of buyouts across the world in 2013 alone &a...
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One of the biggest societal changes of the last five years has been a growth in contracting, freelancing and self-employment.

How does the forward looking accountancy practice get their heads around this? What does it represent and how may it imp...
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How firms of chartered accountants recruit, retain and inspire the next generation is an issue that underpins their existence and how they ensure the business has a future. It’s an important element in the constant conversation I’m havin...
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In our recent webinar - this is the future, do you understand it? - we confronted some big themes and debated how they might affect the decisions you make in running a practice.

While Nick Williams from Intuit and Stephen Corner from Barnes Roffe...

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In this blogs around Tomorrow’s Practice, I thought I’d introduce myself and the scope of the project. I was a business journalist from 1989 until 2012, writing about how organisations and businesses – sometimes in fairly specific ...

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During my travels around the country talking to businesses and chartered accountancy practices a subject that keeps cropping up is the raising of the audit threshold – the level at which businesses can be exempt from having an audit of their busines...
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Yesterday’s reshuffle is being hailed as David Cameron’s attempt to make his cabinet less male, less pale - and more female.  But attention on the rise, or lack of, female leaders isn’t just reserved for front-line politics, b...
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Today is 1 July. In precisely three months' time, a revised UK Corporate Governance Code will become effective. And the FRC has been consulting on those revisions, in a consultation process that closed last Friday.

ICAEW's response to that consul...