What CAs need to know this week: 13 June 2016

CA Today Kuala Lumpur
By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

13 June 2016

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

ONS will publish inflation figures

Tuesday will see the release of the May 2016 CPI statistics and Producer Price Inflation figures for the UK. The House Price Index for April this year will also be published.


EU debate in London on Tuesday

ICAS is co-hosting an EU debate at the historical Chartered Accountants' Hall in London on 14 June. Speakers include Bill Michael of KPMG, Neil Parker from RBS, Grant Thornton's Nick Jeffrey, Gabe Winn of Britain Stronger in Europe and Alex Story from Leave EU.


International interest rates decisions to be released

The UK, USA and Japan are among the countries whose committees will be meeting this week to decide on changes to monetary policy. The Croatian Central Bank meets on Monday. The Banks of Spain, Portugal and Russia will make announcements on Tuesday while the USA Federal Reserve begins its two-day conference. Thursday will see the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan release new economic plans.


Sir Philip Green to appear before BHS committee on Wednesday

The former owner of BHS is due to be questioned by a committee of MPs this week in the wake of the retail chain's collapse. The focus is expected to be on several discrepancies around the sale of the company to Dominic Chappell, who gave evidence previously. Mike Ashley will also be submitting his version of events in writing.

[BBC News]

Chancellor to discuss Brexit in Mansion House speech

George Osborne will be making his annual Chancellor's speech to guests at Mansion House on Thursday. Reports suggest the main topic will likely be the EU referendum and the Treasury's support of the 'Remain' campaign.

[The Guardian]

The President of the World Anti-Doping Agency to speak at ICAS event

Sir Craig Reedie will be presenting his vision for restoring integrity to professional sports at an ICAS event in Glasgow on Tuesday. In the wake of recent positive tests from several high-profile athletes, his role in cleaning up global sports has never been more important. Sir Craig spoke to CA Today ahead of the event, for which tickets are still available.


Results from FirstGroup, Poundland and Safestore

  • Tuesday: Interims due from Crest Nicholson Holdings and Elegant Hotels Group. Finals due from FirstGroup, Market Tech Holdings and Ashtead Group.
  • Wednesday: Finals due from Berkeley Group Holdings, Castings and Oxford Instruments.
  • Thursday: Interims due from CareTech Holdings and Safestore Holdings. Finals due from Charles Stanley Group, Poundland Group, Purplebricks Group and Redcentric.
  • Friday: Finals due from Record and Real Estate Credit Investments.

[This is Money]


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