This climate of change in the English ICA was spelled out by deputy president Graham Ward at the annual dinner of the North West Society of Chartered Accountants in Blackpool last night.
Ward said the Institute was determined to reorganise to become more relevant, more efficient and to deliver higher quality services to members. Education and training was being reformed to bring greater focus on business issues and client issues.
We are looking to build up more confidence in us as a profession by working with Government on a new regulatory scheme,' he said. 'We are working with small and medium sized firms to reduce bureaucracy, and to build new services which are more relevant to tomorrow's business world.'
He said the ICA would strengthen its campaign to reduce the burdens on business, and to make the tax system more certain, as well as being more user-friendly in the interests of increasing opportunities.
The institute would also, Mr. Ward added, make every effort to reduce the amount of bureaucracy which came from Europe.
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