CA daily briefing: Friday 8 May
Your essential briefing of the morning's top news stories.
Good morning, Evelyn Wilkins here to bring you today's news.
The latest from ICAS
In his latest article, David Menzies explains what the coronavirus hub holds in store for Members.
The sixth webinar in our Ask ICAS series, Running your practice remotely, is now available to watch on-demand. With no clear indication that lockdown will end anytime soon, how do you move from emergency business continuity to a newer norm?
Earlier this week, ICAS Chief Executive J Bruce Cartwright CA wrote to UK Government MP and Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack, to outline concerns from ICAS members about plans to phase out the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).
Today's top stories from around the web
- UK 'must prioritise green economic recovery' (BBC News)
- FTSE 100 and US stocks rise despite more dire economic warnings (City AM)
- Britain heading for a limited easing of lockdown next week (Reuters)
- Coronavirus: Uber plunges to $2.9bn loss but 'encouraged' as lockdowns ease (Sky News)
- Coronavirus: Rail services to be increased as travel restrictions ease (BBC News)
- Ocado sales jump 40% as coronavirus lockdown prompts online grocery shopping surge (The Independent)
- 38% of SMEs won’t survive into June, poll says (Accountancy Age)
- UK economy: Is the Bank of England’s 2021 rebound scenario too optimistic? (City AM)
- Food and drink industry face Brexit VAT bill (Accountancy Daily)
- Shares rise as US, China trade negotiators talk, but bleak job data awaited (Reuters)
That's all for now. Check back next week for your Monday briefing.