CA daily briefing: Thursday 5 December 2019
Your essential briefing of the morning's top news stories.
Good morning, Hilde Oesterkloeft here providing you with the latest news from ICAS and around the world.
Spotlight on ICAS
In this second of two articles, Donald Drysdale studies more of the general election manifestos, in no particular order – continuing his impartial look at some of the key tax issues they address.
CAs can offer a wealth of important advice as skilled volunteer consultants. UK-based social enterprise Accounting for International Development (AfID) engages accountants to play an important part in these efforts, utilising their expertise to build the financial capacity of non-profits globally. This International Volunteer Day is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of volunteering and perhaps consider how you could use your own skills to support others.
Today's top stories from around the web
- HSBC to bring in single overdraft rate of 40% (BBC News)
- British Steel's French site up for sale separately to Jingye deal (City AM)
- Asian stocks climb as trade deal hopes flicker among Trump's mixed signals (Reuters)
- Sterling soars against dollar as traders bet on Johnson election win (The Guardian)
- General election: Boris Johnson reveals first 100 days plan as election enters final week (Sky News)
- Huawei launches new legal challenge against US ban (BBC News)
- BP faces 'greenwashing' complaint over advertising campaign pushing environmental credentials (The Independent)
- AJ Bell profit rises a third as firm completes record year (City AM)
- Offshore fund investors warned to check tax reporting (Accountancy Daily)
- Macron pension reform: France braces for severe disruption amid strike (BBC News)
That's all for today. Check back tomorrow for your Friday briefing.