CA daily briefing: Wednesday 4 December 2019
Your essential briefing of the morning's top news stories.
Good morning, Hilde Oesterkloeft here to give you your mid-week update from ICAS and around the world.
Spotlight on ICAS
Technology in the 21st century is advancing exponentially into every area of our lives – including how we drive. With the future of our daily commute now hotly debated, electric cars appear to be a very realistic alternative to our much-loved petrol vehicles, which dominated the road until recently. Pike+Bambridge ask, is now the time to make the change to electric?
In this the first of two articles written as general election manifestos arrive thick and fast, Donald Drysdale takes an impartial look at some of the key tax issues they address.
Today's top stories from around the web
- Conservatives pledge £4.2bn for trains, buses and trams (BBC News)
- M&C Saatchi shares sink 40% major profit warning (City AM)
- Stocks jolted by Trump's threat of longer, broader trade war (Reuters)
- Top UK firms failing to increase boardroom diversity, study shows (The Guardian)
- General election: PM commits to tech giant tax despite US trade war with France (Sky News)
- Iceland puts well-being ahead of GDP in budget (BBC News)
- Investors urge Big Oil to follow 'poster child' Repsol's climate pledge (Reuters)
- Quiz swings to £7m loss as it blames 'very challenging' UK high street (City AM)
- Silicon Six tech giants responsible for $100bn tax gap (Accountancy Daily)
That's all for today. Check back tomorrow for your Thursday briefing.