There is an interesting, yet maybe not obvious, difference in wording between the ICAEW merger proposal document sent to the members of the ICAEW, and the CIPFA merger proposals sent to the members of CIPFA.
The CIPFA document says (page 7):
"All members will use the title 'Chartered Accountant'".
The ICAEW document says (page 7):
"All qualified accountant members will be entitled to use the description chartered accountant".
The dual designatory letters, so emphatically emphasised by the ICAEW as being a guarantee of the ICAEW brand, will be debased and ignored if we are all called chartered accountants.
The question also arises, why is there a difference in wording between the two documents?
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