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What is the role of CAs in society?

By Hannah Downie As a CA and ICAS policy expert, the “big issues” are never far from Bruce Cartwright’s mind. So it is fitting that his first initiative as CEO, Challenging Conversations, seeks to tackle them. For Bruce Cartwright, challenging the status quo comes with the territory of being a chartered accountant. “As a CA,… Read More What is the role of CAs in society?

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Why we need to talk about pensions

There are big issues with pensions that society needs to address at a macro and micro level. How do we pay for them? How much should we have when we retire? Are employees satisfied that their money is invested in the right place to get the best return? Are they content that they are getting… Read More Why we need to talk about pensions

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Four fundamentals of MiFID II

By Matthew O’Keeffe MiFID II came into force in January 2018 and could well be the biggest change in the capital markets since Big Bang in 1986. Matthew O’Keeffe outlines four key features of the new regulation. 1. It’s a European law MiFID II is a piece of European Commission legislation relating to commissions paid… Read More Four fundamentals of MiFID II

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ICAS CEO launches challenging conversations

By Hannah Downie We live in a turbulent period when important questions are being asked about our society, economy, politics, technology and sustainability. This presents an opportunity to drive change. ICAS’ new CEO, Bruce Cartwright, a CA himself, believes passionately that his fellow members have a pivotal role to play in finding the solutions.

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ICAS guide to preparing for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (or “GDPR”) represents the biggest shake-up of data protection law in almost 25 years. ICAS has created a guide to preparing for GDPR with customisable styles and checklists to help you and your team prepare for GDPR compliance before 25 May. GDPR comes into force on 25 May 2018, ushering… Read More ICAS guide to preparing for GDPR

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Brexit: the time has come for clarity

The provisional agreement thrashed out between the UK and European Union in December does not do enough to clarify what the transition to Brexit will mean for business. That is the verdict of nearly seven out 10 Chartered Accountants in the latest ICAS Brexit Tracker survey. The survey asked respondents whether they found the provisional… Read More Brexit: the time has come for clarity