The merger proposal, put forward by the ICAEW, has at least had one beneficial outcome for the membership.
It gives us the chance to think about the structure and organisation of the ICAEW, and the way forward for the Institute as a whole.
One aspect that seems to have received little attention from the members, in the past, is the annual election of the President of the ICAEW.
The incumbent is currently elected by the Council; the members, for some mysterious reason, do not a get a say.
Now here's a radical idea; why not allow the members to nominate, and vote for the President in the future?