CA daily briefing: Friday 23 April
Your essential briefing of the morning's top news stories.
The latest from ICAS
Ann Buttery, Head of Ethics, ICAS Policy Leadership, flags that CAs’ views are being sought in the May 2021 ICAS Member survey to gauge the level of interest in ICAS offering an ‘ethics buddy’ scheme for Members, similar to mentoring.
Today's top stories from around the web
- Covid costs push government borrowing to highest since WW2 (BBC News)
- UK retail sales surge higher in March ahead of lockdown easing (City AM)
- French fishermen block British lorries carrying UK-landed fish (Reuters)
- Thousands of Addison Lee drivers could receive payout over workers’ rights (The Guardian)
- FirstGroup ends long journey to sale of US bus operations with £3.3bn EQT deal (Sky News)
- Jaguar Land Rover will shut down UK factories due to global computer chip shortage (The Independent)
- Charities sound alarm over buy-now-pay-later debt (BBC News)
- Biden's proposal to double capital gains tax turns fragile rebound on its head (City AM)
- West faces a moment of reckoning over technology, UK top cyber spy says (Reuters)
- Nearly three quarters of a million companies in financial distress (Accountancy Daily)
That's all for today. Check back next week for your Monday briefing.