CA daily briefing: Monday 06 April 2020
Your essential briefing of the morning's top news stories.
Good morning, Andrew Harbison back to bring you your essential updates from ICAS and around the world.
The latest from ICAS
CAs must take personal responsibility for ensuring adherence to the fundamental ethics principles which are enshrined in the ICAS Code of Ethics. The reputation of the profession - how CAs are perceived by the public - is defined by what they do, how they do it, and how they treat other people. There is a need for every individual CA to demonstrate the highest standards of professional behaviour and ethical standards to benefit society as a whole. Read the standards team's article on why upholding ethics remains a CA's responsibility.
Justine Riccomini explains what ICAS is doing for its members in relation to the Job Retention Scheme and other COVID-19 measures over the coming weeks.
Today's top stories from around the web
- Poverty warning as 'young and low-paid worst hit' by lockdown (Sky News)
- Oil jittery as Saudi Arabia-Russia talks delayed (BBC News)
- WH Smith to raise equity to get it through coronavirus crisis (Reuters)
- Cebr: UK output has plunged 30% amid coronavirus (City AM)
- JPMorgan says slowing US virus cases to put floor under stocks (Bloomberg)
- UK house sales will collapse in 2020 as market goes into deep freeze, says study (The Guardian)
- Hedge funds continue to short sell UK companies despite calls to stop (The Independent)
- Defence firm Babcock to make 10,000 ventilators (BBC News)
- Online shopping surges amid UK lockdown (City AM)
- Households to be paid for daytime green electricity use during lockdown (The Guardian)
That's all for today. Check back tomorrow for your Tuesday briefing.