The CA magazine: November 2016

CA magazine November
By Robert Outram, Editor of The CA

1 November 2016

Robert Outram, Editor of The CA, rounds up what's inside the November 2016 issue of the magazine.

Is uncertainty good for accountancy firms? They may not like it, but our annual Accountancy Review suggests that many firms are thriving on change, and taking the opportunity to help guide their clients through challenging times. In this month’s issue of The CA, find out who’s at the top of the table globally, UK-wide and in Scotland.

Also this month, we feature Eleanor Burns CA, Director of Internal Audit with the United Nations. Based in New York, this CA travels the world helping to ensure that the UK’s peacekeeping and other operations deliver the best value for the resources committed to them.

Back in the UK, one of the biggest changes about to hit the accountancy profession is HMRC’s Making Tax Digital initiative. We feature comment from practitioners and other experts on what it will mean for firms and their clients.

You also find out about the opportunities created, for the property and construction sectors, by devolution within the UK to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and within England - the “Northern Powerhouse” and “Midlands Engine”. 

With London and the south-east of England looking overheated and overpriced, could developments in the north, midlands and Scotland be the way forward? Or are the big projects – not so coincidentally in the south – like HS2, the nuclear power station at Hinkley and London’s extra runway, set to soak up any funds available for infrastructure?

The November issue features findings from an exclusive survey of CAs, carried out by ICAS and the Royal Bank of Scotland, on the challenges facing them and their SME clients.

Finally, this month’s magazine also includes a report and pictures from the ICAS Conference in Edinburgh; an interview with Sir Danny Alexander, former UK government minister and now Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; a Q&A profile with Pearson’s Daniel Cameron; and the Last Word with One Young CA 2106 winner Rimla Akhtar; while the City column considers the upside-down world of negative interest rates.


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