Category : Policy, legal and business management

Worries around UK small business funding – now, and post Brexit

Are you a small business owner concerned about loss of funding in the wake of the decision to leave the EU? Has your confidence dropped, and meant you’re less inclined now to even try for funding? ...

Public Sector Finances: Time to act

The chancellor’s buzzwords are not enough to address the scale of public sector finances. Commenting on the Public Sector Finances for July 2017, published by the ONS, Ross Campbell, ICAEW Public Se...

CIPD predicts pressure on incomes to continue

Pay growth is to remain weak with pay rises forecast at 1% over the next year according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in an article by the BBC. It says: “Despite fal...

Confidence in funding falls as Brexit approaches

According to an article in Business Matters, British SMEs are facing an uncertain funding future as confidence falters approaching Brexit. A recent survey by specialist insurer Hiscox has revealed con...

Don’t trust everything departing staff may tell you – warns new Legal Alert

If someone quite senior leaves your company, might you be tempted to ask what their plans were? Even speculate whether they might be thinking of setting up in competition? It could cross your mind. Bu...

Only agree to mediation if you’re serious. Or risk the consequences

This is an interesting case, highlighted by our ICAEW Legal Alerts. If you find yourself in conflict with another business, for whatever reason, and can’t resolve the dispute in private, mediation ...

Look after the economy – message from ICAEW, post snap Election

The General Election result must not waylay economic renewal. That’s the clear hope of ICAEW’s Chief Executive, Michael Izza, expressed around the time of the Queen’s Speech. It’s a difficult ...

Are you abiding by the conditions of licence for all your software? Worth checking

You might think that having secured a licence to use software in your business, that’s the end of that story – and how your usage then evolves is immaterial. It may not be so clear cut though, acc...

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