Greater clarity is needed in the upcoming Brexit negotiations and government must consult business, the professions and wider society on repeal of existing EU legislation.
—Helen Brand OBE, Chief Executive, ACCA

Statement from Helen Brand OBE, ACCA's chief executive

‘ACCA looks forward to working with the new government in an advisory capacity as we enter the new parliament. It is now more important than ever for government to focus on securing long-term stability for the UK’s wealth generating businesses in the years to come.

‘We must also take proactive steps towards tackling the UK’s persistent productivity problem - boosting infrastructure, skills and removing barriers to innovation, as part of a wider strategic UK industrial strategy.

‘Greater clarity is needed in the upcoming Brexit negotiations and government must consult business, the professions and wider society on repeal of existing EU legislation.

‘ACCA has a truly global presence with 188,000 members representing businesses of all shapes and sizes in 178 countries. This well-established global network offers a resource for government to seek expert advice as it endeavours to define Britain’s trading future. We look forward to continuing discussions with government on its international trade strategy, building on our good relations with the Department for International Trade.’

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About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. It offers business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

ACCA supports its 188,000 members and 480,000 students in 178 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 100 offices and centres and more than 7,110 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. It believes that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. ACCA’s core values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and it ensures that through its range of qualifications, it prepares accountants for business. ACCA seeks to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating its qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers. More information is here: www.accaglobal.com