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Learn how CIMA and the Association influence critical decision-making shaping your future. Your professional membership body is here to promote the global reputation of ACMAs, FCMAs and CGMA designation holders to policymakers, regulators and politicians through our dedicated policy teams.

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CIMA is actively participating in the independent review of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) through interviews, round tables, letters and comments. 

The Financial Reporting Council regulates auditors, accountants and actuaries, and set the UK’s Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes. They promote transparency and integrity in business.

Their work is aimed at investors and others who rely on company reports, audit and high-quality risk management.  The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has initiated a review of the FRC under the leadership of Sir John Kingman.

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UK and Global Advocacy Roundup - 8 July

Read our latest report, where we round up our activities and show you how we focus our advocacy efforts, providing Governments around the world with constructive ideas for how they can support and help businesses.

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Policy and Legislative update - 8 July

Read our latest report, to learn about policy and legislative changes that could affect you.

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Letter to UK Prime Minister on CIMA 20-Point Economic Recovery Plan

Letter to Prime Minister Johnson regarding CIMA’s suggestions to help UK economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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CIMA Policy Suggestions for UK Economic Recovery

The Advocacy Team have worked with members and internal experts to come up with 20 policy suggestions for government to help UK economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic. These 20 points fall under the four following areas: providing businesses and consumers with the confidence to invest; reducing uncertainty for businesses; creating a more sustainable business environment; and investing in skills to help generate economic growth and improve productivity.

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CIMA Submission to the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana Bill 2020

CIMA’s submission to the Ghana Education Committee consultation on the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana Bill 2020.

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CIMA Submission to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Covid-19 Economic Recovery Working Group

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy set up a working group on how the UK should respond and support business and economic recovery due to Covid-19 pandemic. They asked for CIMA’s input into the group. Attached is our submission to this group.

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CIMA Response to BEIS Select Committee Inquiry into Covid-19

CIMA response to the UK Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee Inquiry into Covid-19 and its affects on UK businesses.

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CIMA Response to Education Select Committee Inquiry into Covid-19

CIMA response to the UK Education Select Committee Inquiry into Covid-19 and its effects on the UK education sector and schooling.

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CIMA Response to Treasury Select Committee Inquiry into Covid-19

CIMA response to the UK Treasury Select Committee Inquiry into Covid-19 and its effects on the UK businesses, finances and the economy

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UK and Global Advocacy Roundup 22 May

Read our latest report, where we round up our activities and show you how we focus our advocacy efforts, providing Governments around the world with constructive ideas for how they can support and help businesses.

View the latest Advocacy roundup 

Policy and Legislative update 22 May

Read our latest report, to learn about policy and legislative changes that could affect you.

View the latest policy update

Letter to Chancellor - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

About: Letter to the UK Chancellor on how the Coronavirus Job Retention and Self-Employed Income Support Schemes could be improved to help support more SMEs in applying and secure more jobs.

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Letter to South African QCTO

About: Letter to South African Quality Council for Trade and Occupations about CIMA exams being online.

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Letter to South African Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

About: Letter about classification of accountancy and tax services as essential services in South Africa.

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Joint Letter to Chancellor on SME Support – 27 April 2020

Details: This letter was sent to the UK Chancellor on the 27 April 2020. CIMA along with 16 other organizations representing nearly 300,000 UK professionals signed this letter asking for further support for SMEs to dealing with the Coronavirus crisis.

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CIMA Letter to Chancellor on Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans

Details: Letter to UK Chancellor on how the government can ensure more SMEs are able to get support from the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan schemes.

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Letter to Minister of State: More support for SMEs

Details: This letter was sent to the Minister of State on the 16 April 2020. It details further suggestions to support SMEs and the economy during the Coronavirus crisis.

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Letter to Chancellor 1 April Further Coronavirus Support for SMEs

A letter to the UK Chancellor asking for further support for SMEs to deal with the Coronavirus crisis.

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CIMA Suggest Financial Measures to Help Micro-Enterprises and Self-Employed to deal with Coronavirus

The Advocacy Team have worked with members to come up with suggestions to government on financial measures that would help micro-enterprises, the self-employed and gig economy workers with providing immediate cashflow in the wake of the Coronavirus. The CIMA Advocacy team have written to the Chancellor with these suggestions.

SME and Self Employed         Chancellor's letter

UK Budget Roundup

A quick roundup of measures announced in the UK Government’s Budget on 11 March 2020 that are relevant to CIMA and the Association.

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Association’s Response to the UK Government’s Digital Services Tax Consultation

The Association’s response to the UK government’s digital services tax consultation in early 2019.

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CIMA Letter to Boris Johnson

CIMA Letter to Boris Johnson outlining five steps to boost Apprenticeships and increase UK Productivity

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CIMA Letter to Jeremy Hunt

CIMA Letter to Jeremy Hunt outlining five steps to boost Apprenticeships and increase UK Productivity

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CIMA Response - Augar Review

CIMA response to the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding

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CIMA Apprenticeship PAC Response

The PAC response focuses on our views and experiences involved in the apprenticeship programme in England.

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CIMA Response - Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council Call for Evidence

CIMA response to the Call for Evidence as part of the Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council

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CIMA Review - Independent review of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC)

Independent review of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC)

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CIMA Commentary - Sector Education and Training Authority Landscape

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® comment on the proposed changes to the Sector Education and Training Authority Landscape post March 2020

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CIMA Response - Corporate Governance Principles for Large Companies Review by Wates

Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Response to the Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies Review by James Wates

6 September 2018

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CIMA Response - Competition and Markets Authority Statutory Audit Market Consultation

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® Accountants Response to the Competition and Markets Authority statutory audit market study invitation to comment.

30 October, 2018

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CIMA submission to The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Parliamentary Select Committee hearing into Automation and the future of work

The House of Commons Select Committee for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Automation and the Future of Work Inquiry

Submission of Evidence from The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants®

October 2018

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Final Comment Letter - South Africa Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation Proposal

Opposition to the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors’ (IRBA) Consultation Paper issued 25 October 2016 calling for mandatory audit firm rotation (MAFR)

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CIMA Policy Suggestions for UK Economic Recovery

The Advocacy Team have worked with members and internal experts to come up with 20 policy suggestions for government to help UK economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic. These 20 points fall under the four following areas: providing businesses and consumers with the confidence to invest; reducing uncertainty for businesses; creating a more sustainable business environment; and investing in skills to help generate economic growth and improve productivity.

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The Advocacy Team have worked with members and internal experts to come up with 20 policy suggestions for government to help UK economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic. These 20 points fall under the four following areas: providing businesses and consumers with the confidence to invest; reducing uncertainty for businesses; creating a more sustainable business environment; and investing in skills to help generate economic growth and improve productivity.

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