The CA magazine: June 2017

CA Mag June
robert-outram By Robert Outram, Editor of The CA

31 May 2017

Robert Outram, Editor of The CA, rounds up what's inside the June issue of the magazine.

Clare Campbell CA combines visual flair, and a fascination with Scotland’s weaving tradition, with her business nous.

Her company, Prickly Thistle, creates tartan designs with a modern twist for high-end individual clients and corporates looking to add some Highland history to their branding.

She is also one of the entrepreneurs who will be sharing their experiences at the ICAS Conference in September.

In this month’s issue of The CA, Clare tells her story and explains why her CA training and experience has given her an essential grounding when it comes to running her own business.

Also in the June issue, we look at the issues clients face in saving for retirement.

The UK pensions regime is becoming ever more complex, with increased “pension freedoms” on the one hand and tighter constraints on tax-free pensions savings limits on the other.

What does all this mean for those saving for retirement, and what are the implications of the move towards a later and later state pension age?

Theresa May’s snap election has put on hold the legislation that would have enacted Making Tax Digital (MTD), the initiative to revolutionise the UK’s tax system.

What will this mean for MTD in the long run? We speak to the experts.

Our “blockchain explained” feature demonstrates that Bitcoin is just one of the uses for blockchain technology.

This article sets out how, and why, blockchain is changing our world and the way business is done in it.

The June issue also features advice from leading non-executive directors on what the job requires, the biggest challenges a non-exec position involves and how to make the transition from an executive role to non-executive.

We also look at international trade deals, the efforts being made by some to dismantle them, and the lessons to be learned as the UK looks to a post-Brexit world.

What does it all mean for exporters and for export finance?

Finally, the June issue includes a Q&A with Claire Sowden CA, Principal Finance Analyst with Capital One (Europe) Plc; and the Last Word comes from Dun & Bradstreet’s Tim Vine, who shares the results of new research on the changing role of the finance director.

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