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Rapid Interest Rate Increases as Inflation Spirals Upwards

Monetary policy was put on an exceptionally loose footing globally during 2020-2021 as central banks pulled out all the stops to try and ameliorate the most severe economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Economies, though, rebounded at a much quicker than anticipated pace last year, inflation picked up by far more than expected, while labour markets [...]

November 9th, 2022|

Economies in the Midst of Strong Rebound

Optimism regarding the outlook for the global economy has increased in recent months. This is on the back of the relatively successful vaccine rollout programmes, economies proving better able to adapt to the restrictions that were in place earlier in the year than previously envisaged, and additional fiscal supports. This more upbeat perspective is evident in [...]

November 23rd, 2021|

The Year Ahead

The hazards involved in economic forecasting have been highlighted in dramatic fashion over the past year. While reviewing the equivalent piece I wrote this time last year, two statements stand out, that remind me once again of the futility of economic forecasting. To read more on the subject, click here.  

May 19th, 2021|

Pensions During the Pandemic

In this article we aim to touch on a number of key pension areas for clients as they navigate their way through the current pandemic and evolving government and EU policy on pensions. We look at the rise in popularity of Self invested pensions in the current market, the importance of pensions funding as part of [...]

September 11th, 2020|

Covid-19 Restart Grant

During these difficult times, to restart your business, the government has introduced a Restart Grant for micro and small businesses to help them with the costs associated with reopening and reemploying workers following Covid-19 closures. Your business could receive a minimum payment of €2,000 and up to a maximum payment of €10,000, depending to the rates [...]

June 19th, 2020|

‘Great Ambassador of the Institute’ Sir Desmond Lorimer addresses Council

Chartered Accountants Ireland has recognised one of its most distinguished members, Sir Desmond Lorimer, for his significant contribution to the profession and to public life in Northern Ireland. Sir Desmond Lorimer was invited to address the Institute’s Council members on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of his Presidency of the Institute.  Sir Desmond is acknowledged [...]

April 12th, 2019|

Global consultation on quality management for firms and engagements now open

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) seeks public comment by 1 July 2019 on three interrelated standards that address quality management. The proposals bring important changes to the way professional accountancy firms are expected to manage quality - for audits, reviews, and other assurance and related services engagements. The proposed standards include a new proactive [...]

April 12th, 2019|
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