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John Lanchester is very frustrated about money. Aren’t we all? But what frustrates him most is when governments assume we can’t be trusted to face the uncomfortable facts about economics.

And it’s not all the fault of politicians:...

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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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In today’s world, the threat of cyber-attacks is something that affects all businesses. However, law and accountancy firms – which are likely to hold valuable commercial data, IP information and sensitive client data – can be parti...
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On 31 July ICAEW hosted a lunchtime workshop with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) to explore how best the finance and facilities functions within organisations could work together to build sustainable facilities. Participants h...
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Inclusion, time and engagement are key to creating a sustainable business model according to the organisations whose finance teams have successfully embedded sustainability throughout operations.

Companies and organisations such as Marks & Spence...

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New EU rules exempting more small and medium-sized businesses from having to have an annual audit could damage the ability of SMEs to access bank lending if they decide to opt-out.  
 
Many small and medium-sized businesses are likely to...
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As the HMRC winds down it’s Time to Pay scheme, it is ramping up its seizure of business assets through ‘distraint’.

The HMRC seized a...

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In May 2012, Peter Bakker, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development told the audience of the World Business Council Summit in Montreux that it would be accountants who would save the world. We thought we’d get the ...

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As you may be aware, in February 2012 we are launching a new member magazine to replace accountancy as part of the annual ICAEW membership. The new all member magazine is called economia.

economia is the name of the figure at the heart of our l...

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SMEs and Business Confidence

Last week saw the release of the Q4 ICAEW/Grant Thornton Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) report.  The findings highlighted the largest decline in the Business Confidence Index (BCI) since the height of the re...