Five things CAs need to know this week: 10 April 2017

CA Today Port Louis
By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

10 April 2017

A look ahead to some of the things happening in business, accountancy and politics this week.

1. British Accounting & Finance Association conference to take place in Edinburgh

The 2017 Annual Conference of the British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA) will be held 10-12 April at Herriot Watt University in Edinburgh.

BAFA is dedicated to innovating new research and teaching standards and promotes the development of accounting and finance as an academic discipline.

This year's conference will include doctoral masterclasses for the first time.


2. ONS will release unemployment and house price figures

The Office for National Statistics is due to publish several reports this week, including the UK house price index for February 2017 and the latest UK labour market statistics.

Labour market statistics, including unemployment figures, will be released on Wednesday 12 April. The last report showed that between August-October 2016 and November 2016-January 2017, the number of people in work increased with the employment rate at its highest since comparable records began in 1971.

The UK house price results are due on Tuesday 11 April. The figures for January 2017 stated that the average house prices in the UK had increased by 6.2%, up from 5.7% in the previous year.


3. Markets closed for Good Friday

The London Stock Exchange is among several international markets that will be closed for Good Friday (14 April) and Easter Monday (17 April).

While both dates are observed as non-trading days and non-settlement days for Euroclear UK & Ireland, OTC Trade Reporting in European Quoting Services and European Trading Services will be available on the Monday.

Markets will re-open on Tuesday 18 April.

[LSE Group]

4. Results due from Tesco, JD Sports, WH Smith, Hays

  • Monday: Interim due from Empiric Student Property. Finals due from Highland Gold Mining.
  • Tuesday: Interim due from Egdon Resources. Finals due from JD Sports Fashion and Vedanta Resources.
  • Wednesday: Interims due from Carrs Group, PageGroup Plc and WH Smith. Finals due from Tesco.
  • Thursday: Interim due from Hays Plc. Finals due from Avocet Mining.
  • Friday: Markets closed 14 April.

[This is Money]

5. And in case you missed it...

The 2017 search for this year's ICAS One Young CA and the top 35 CAs under 35 launched on Monday 3 April. Nominations are open until Friday 12 May.

CA Tax, a new digital magazine developed for the ICAS Tax Community, went live on Thursday 6 April. From changes to salary sacrifice, the latest on making tax digital and insight into where a career in tax can take you, the first edition contains an array of helpful articles.


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