CA daily briefing: Friday 19 March
Your essential briefing of the morning's top news stories.
The latest from ICAS
ICAS welcomes the publication of the government’s consultation on restoring trust in audit and corporate governance and stresses the need for recalibration of the UK’s corporate ecosystem.
Today's top stories from around the web
- UK government borrowing hits February record as virus impact continues (BBC News)
- Wetherspoons in the red as Tim Martin calls for end to lockdown ‘mayhem’ (City AM)
- Oil extend losses amid gloomy demand outlook (Reuters)
- Boris Johnson launches £5bn 'Project Gigabit' and reveals first areas to get 'lightning-fast broadband' (Sky News)
- Football Index: Gambling Commission was warned about firm in January 2020 (The Guardian)
- How Covid has changed where we want to live (BBC News)
- Treasury sells £1.1bn NatWest shares back to the banking group (City AM)
- UK consumer morale leaps in March to hit one-year high: GfK (Reuters)
- Vocational students need support to face 'incredibly tough' jobs market, education expert says (Sky News)
- More powers for audit regulator as ARGA plans take shape (Accountancy Daily)
That's all for today. Check back next week for your Monday briefing.