ICAS submits letter to UK Government on COVID-19
ICAS Chief Executive J Bruce Cartwright CA has submitted a letter to UK Government MP and Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack, to outline concerns and queries from ICAS members about COVID-19 support and its impact on the economy.
The letter reflects the views and experience of ICAS members regarding their concerns and issues in maintaining their businesses and practices, and in supporting their clients, during the coronavirus lockdown.
UK support schemes such as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) are the focus of the letter. Whilst recognising the phenomenal amount of work undertaken to put these in place, the letter highlights related areas in which our members have raised concerns.
Bruce Cartwright CA also recently wrote to, and has been in discussion with, Scottish Government MSP Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, and outlined similar concerns and queries from ICAS members.
ICAS is working with the UK and Scottish Governments to interpret guidance into practical advice for our members. Keep an eye on our Coronavirus Hub for updates, advice and practical information.
ICAS members are encouraged to continue submitting their feedback, concerns and queries to Bruce by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org.