A look ahead to some of the things happening in business, accountancy and politics this week.
ICAS Glasgow EU Debate on Wednesday
Political journalist David Torrance will be presiding over an ICAS EU debate at the exclusive 200 SVS venue in Glasgow City Centre. John Edward and Matthew Anderson will be representing Scotland Stronger in Europe while Tom Harris and Alistair MacMillan will make the case for the Vote Leave campaign. Tickets are still available for this event.
A two day debate in the House of Commons begins today to dissect the Investigatory Powers Bill. The legislation proposes new governmental powers to access online information about individuals in an effort to combat organised crime and terrorism.
ICAS President Ken McHattie and Chief Executive Anton Colella will kick off a USA visit on Wednesday 8 June. Events for members are being held in New York City on Wednesday evening and in Houston, Texas on Thursday.
ONS to publish April 2016 trade and production figures
The Office of National Statistics will publish the UK index of production for April 2016 on 8 June. The last report showed a decrease in output between the last quarter of 2015 and March this year. UK trade figures will follow on 9 June.
The European Central Bank stimulus will extend to include corporate bonds this week as measures announced in March come into effect. President Mario Draghi will hold a press conference on Wednesday to announce other developments as well as updated economic projections for the euro area.