Five things CAs need to know this week: 26 June 2017
A look ahead to some of the things happening in business, accountancy and politics this week.
1. Early bird discount deadline looms for ICAS Conference 2017
Bookings made for the ICAS Conference 2017 before Friday 30 June will benefit from an 'Early Bird' discount of 20%.
This year's event is based around the theme: 'Expect the Unexpected – How to Lead in a Changing World'. Sessions on the political landscape, the impact of technology and the leadership qualities of CAs promise to inform, inspire and entertain professionals from every walk of life.
The conference will take place on 20 September 2017 at the EICC, Edinburgh. Both CAs and non-ICAS members are welcome.
2. Westminster MPs to vote on Queen's Speech
After a week of debate on the terms set out in the recent Queen's Speech, MPs will have the chance to vote on the Conservative government's legislative programme on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June.
The key issues covered by the 27 announced bills include Brexit, data protection, public transport and infrastructure developments.
This will be the last Queen's Speech for two years as Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to stabilise proceedings during negotiations with the EU.
3. Revised report on UK business investment due from Office for National Statistics
The final figures on business investment in the UK between January and March 2017 will be published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Friday 30 June.
Statistics for investment trends, including capital expenditure estimates, are covered in the report and indicate the short-term value of non-financial assets in the UK.
A provisional release in May suggested that business investment has increased by 0.6% since the final quarter of 2016.
4. 16-day British Airways cabin crew strike begins
Unite have announced a strike for British Airways cabin crew staff between Saturday 1 July and Sunday 16 July.
The dispute lies with BA 'Mixed Fleet' staff who primarily operate from Heathrow Airport and believe they are being underpaid. These crews are thought to work on over 60 routes.
Passengers with plans to fly during this period are advised to monitor the status of their journey for possible delays and cancellations.
5. Results due from IG Design, Benchmark Holdings, Creightons, TLA Worldwide
- Tuesday: Interims due from Benchmark Holdings Plc, Lakehouse Plc and Velocity Composites Plc. Finals due from BCA Marketplace, Findel PLC, IG Design and Polar Capital Holdings.
- Wednesday: Finals due from Creightons, Imimobile Plc, Nextenergy Solar Fund Ltd and Xafinity.
- Thursday: Interim due from Harwood Wealth Management Group. Finals due from Cohort PLC, Purplebricks Group and ReNeuron Group.
- Friday: Interim due from Schlumberger. Finals due from TLA Worldwide.