Travel, Tourism & Hospitality
Career Breakers Community
PAYE and Employers
In order to participate, you must join Moorgate Place – click to join the group
Blog - Title
Subscribe by email
By view count
By comment count
It's More Than a Vote
On Thursday 12 December, voters across the UK will decide the next government and determine the country’s priorities for the years ahead. There are some pronounced differences between what the various political parties are offering, and the out...
18 Nov 2019
A revised Stewardship Code
In his review of the FRC, Sir John Kingman was clear that the UK Stewardship Code must focus on ‘outcomes and effectiveness’, and cease to be simply a driver of boilerplate reporting. The FRC has now
revised the Code
, and I want to provid...
13 Nov 2019
Transitioning from LIBOR
The end of LIBOR will mean some big changes for businesses. The end date of December 2021 may seem a long way off, but companies need to start preparing now for the changes to their financing and accounting, along with other potential consequences su...
5 Nov 2019
One Young World
Last week, I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the
One Young World
summit, which this year took place in London. The annual summit serves as a global forum for young leaders – bringing together the very best talent from almost ever...
31 Oct 2019
Preparing businesses for Brexit
I’m pleased to report that ICAEW has secured a grant from the Government’s Business Readiness Fund, in order to help our members prepare for a potential no-deal Brexit. These are unprecedented times for business uncertainty. We have long ...
7 Oct 2019
More than a number
You may have heard about ICAEW’s new podcast, 'More than a number', which has launched today on Spotify, GooglePlay and Soundcloud - and will launch shortly on iTunes. This is a new series which examines some of the most pressing economic, soci...
26 Sep 2019
Widening access and transforming lives
Some of you may be aware of the life-changing work undertaken by the
. The Foundation is our charity that provides bursaries – both within the UK and across developing economies – to those from financially-challenged backg...
18 Sep 2019
Building trust in technology
Technology is changing the way we do business, and that’s no truer than in the accountancy profession. At ICAEW we’re enthusiastic and optimistic about the opportunities that new technologies such as artificial intelligence and data analy...
12 Sep 2019
Helping members to speak up
Everyone should feel free and able to speak up in the workplace. Encouraging and supporting people to raise issues of concern when they arise, is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy workplace culture – and at ICAEW we work hard to provide t...
11 Jul 2019
Financial reporting: who does what?
Financial reporting is fundamental to economic stability. Upholding the quality and rigour of financial statements is a requisite part of ensuring businesses remain strong, sustainable and accountable. It is therefore important that those in business...
10 Jul 2019
The quality and effectiveness of audit
Audit needs to change, and reform is in the pipeline. The past year has seen a steady stream of reviews and inquiries into audit, the structure of the market and its regulation. Sir John Kingman, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the Ho...
2 Jul 2019
Climate change learning programme
Climate Change is the single most important challenge the world faces, and is going to drive profound change in our lives. It should be a priority for us all, both personally and professionally. Its implications for business are already being realise...
24 Jun 2019
The year ahead
Two weeks ago I had the honour of becoming ICAEW President. An incoming President always anticipates the year ahead and the themes which will dominate it, and in that vein I want to share my thoughts with members. Our biggest challenge remains rebuil...
22 Jun 2019
On 5 June I handed over to Fiona Wilkinson, who will lead the Institute for the next twelve months. Over the last year I have written blogs on a range of topics, from meetings with students and ACA graduations to conversations with Life Members; I ha...
17 Jun 2019
Engine B: Innovation in audit
Back in February, a group of audit firms met at Chartered Accountants’ Hall. Their agenda was to discuss how technology – particularly data – could be harnessed to improve market collaboration, and ultimately improve the quality of ...
13 Jun 2019
Financial reporting for smaller listed and AIM quoted companies
We recently published a
to help smaller listed and AIM quoted companies improve their financial reporting. This guide was produced with the FRC – which has previously raised concerns about the quality of reporting in this size sector....
4 Jun 2019
China: a tale of two cities (Shanghai)
The morning after arriving in Shanghai, I travelled with the ICAEW regional director for China & South East Asia, Mark Billington, and colleagues from our China team to meet the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General of the Shanghai Insti...
4 Jun 2019
China: a tale of two cities (Beijing)
Flying from Singapore to Beijing, I remembered something I had been told before I left London: whatever your expectations of China, they will be exceeded. They certainly were. On 29 May, ICAEW hosted a Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Economic Forum in...
3 Jun 2019
Construction: bidding for lasting value, delivering for success
You may have noticed on our social media channels that we’ve been promoting our new ‘Audit Insights’ thought leadership report on the UK construction sector –
‘Construction: bidding for lasting value, delivering for succ...
23 May 2019
The right chemistry
Last week in Cambridge, I gave my final District Society dinner speech as ICAEW President. The next morning, I walked across Parker’s Piece to revisit, for the first time in over 40 years, the campus of what was in my day the Cambridge College ...
21 May 2019
How whistleblowing helps companies
Whistleblowing is central to a company’s system of checks and balances. It can help businesses to mitigate their risks, improve their culture, and ultimately increase their performance. It often takes great courage for a whistleblower to report...
15 May 2019
I recently officiated at our annual International Prize-winners’ Ceremony at Chartered Accountants’ Hall. Some of our prize-winners had travelled many thousands of miles to be there; others had travelled a relatively short distance. They ...
13 May 2019
Regular readers of my blog will be familiar with ICAEW’s support for the
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
. Today, businesses are expected to look beyond profit and to have a wider social purpose; they have a moral duty to identify and ad...
8 May 2019
Splits and joins
Just before Easter, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published the
of its study of the UK statutory audit market, recommending a shake-up to improve choice and competition in the sector, and the resilience of the industry...
2 May 2019
My recent visit to Nigeria brought together in my mind two themes I have written about previously: being part of a
, and engaging with our members both
through their careers and afterwards
. We are active members of several global net...
1 May 2019