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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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I was astoundingly lucky to be asked to attend the recent One Young World conference in Dublin on behalf of the ICAEW and Chartered Accountants Worldwide. OYW was undoubtedly the most thought-provoking, humbling, life-affirming, heartbreak...
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The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has released its anticipated consultation on plans to implement the new EU Accounting Directive in the UK. Learn more about audit exemption implications, and how to get involved.

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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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39% of small businesses say that their accountant is their chief source of business advice, far more than mention any other source of advice. Indeed, the nearest rivals, consultants are only named by 15%.

These numbers were collected by BIS, and t....

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Technical accountancy is a game not just of numbers but of words as well, and the words matter. If an issue becomes contentious, strong language (for example, ‘verification’ instead of ‘assurance’) could land its users in the...

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No conversation about the future of audit and assurance is complete without some thought given to the future of reporting. Let's talk about how to change the world...

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a small business needs fewer rules and greater freedom than a big one. We'll be co-hosting a debate in Brussels on 19 February on how chartered accountants can support small businesses - but what do you th...