Latest on current issues from ICAEW’s hubs including a range of the latest information, guidance and webinars relating to these issues.

17th November 2021, 5:02 pm


  • On 20 November, ICAEW will publish the results of the ICAEW Q4 Business Confidence Monitor, this will be followed by a live webinar on Friday 3 December with the results around the theme of “2022 boom or bust” we will be joined by key business stakeholders to debate the findings and share insight. Panellists include Emma Degg (Chief Executive, North West Business Leadership Team), Steve Bennett (Regional Chair, IOD) and more. The event will be Chaired by local ICAEW member Kevin Duffy (Regional Managing Partner, RSM), find out more and register here.


  • Pre-Spending Review departmental spending: this chart looks at the core government departmental resource budgets that are central to the Spending Review.
  • UK public sector employment: this chart is on public sector employment, the cost of which is one of the largest components of the Spending Review.
  • ICAEW Podcasts: Autumn Budget and Spending Review: turbocharge or temperance: in this special edition of the Insights podcast, we’re joined by experts from across ICAEW’s tax and public sector team to preview the government’s Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021.
  • ICAEW Podcasts: Prizing the public pound: with increasing pressure on public services and net-zero targets to be met, it’s critical that any public spending delivers value to the taxpayer. The Fabian Society outlines its vision in its recent pamphlet.


For more insight and business critical information on current issues visit our main info hubs:

Spotlight events from ICAEW NORTh west:

Upcoming events: these events are open-to-all at no charge:

  •     25 November – Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and the future of money: We are delighted to be joined by Associate Prof Gavin Brown of the University of Liverpool who will lead this lunchtime learning exploration in to the world of Financial Technology, payment technologies and the future of money.
  • 26 NovemberBeyond the imposter: these sessions are designed for women keen to progress in their career, equipping them with the skills and mindset to achieve success.
  • 7 December – In conversation with Forestry England: Join us for a series of fascinating interviews with senior leaders from organisations across the North, who are driving sustainable development. Hear how they have embedded strategies to focus investment, drive business performance and deliver on their sustainable goals, and the challenges and opportunities they have faced along the way.
  • Essentials Virtual CPD 2021 Programme: this year’s enhanced programme consists of 37 individual courses, devised around technical core topics and updates covering titles across Audit & Assurance, Accounting & Financial Reporting, Charity, Legal, Practice and Tax.  All the courses in the Essentials programme are delivered by live webinar, with dedicated Q&A sessions, providing the opportunity to interact with the speaker and to discuss real-life scenarios. Full details can be found here.  

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NEW! Highlights from key local stakeholders

  • The Growth Platform

Net 0 Business Service: we want to support businesses in their journey to Net Zero and would appreciate if you could take 5-10 minutes to complete this short survey to enable us to provide the most relevant and practical support for you and your business.

  • pro-manchester

pro-manchester EDI Committee’s Social Mobility Group Survey: the pro-manchester Social Mobility Group is aiming to create awareness and have an impact in supporting pro-manchester members to remove barriers to social mobility. As a starting point the group would like your help by completing our survey to help establish what initiatives already exist focusing on social mobility.

  • Free Resources

Some further resources we thought could be useful for you and your business network include:

  • November 2021Latest legal alert: a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.
  • The ICAEW Business Advice Service (BAS): the service provides a free initial consultation for any small or medium sized business with one of over 3,000 registered chartered accountancy firms across the UK. The consultation typically lasts for one hour and is without any obligation. Businesses can use this consultation to seek information on a wide range of topics including business finance, cash flow management, growth strategy, and restructuring/insolvency. The service also offers support for the creation and growth of new businesses emerging for the future.
  • ICAEW A-Z Communities offer information, insights and networking opportunities on a range of industry sectors, professional specialisms and various career stages. Most Communities are free to join after simply creating an account on our website.

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