The Herald reports that the controversial plan for a name change of the ICAEW have not been mothballed.
The report notes that the ICAEW is waiting to hear the outcome of the MORI poll that it is conducting with some of the membership.
The article states:
"A spokesman for the ICAEW admitted, however, that the application will not be lodged before the body knows the results of a members' poll by Mori on the ICAEW's recent failed merger with public sector accountants' body CIPFA.
He said: "We will not do anything until we know what they (ICAEW members) think about it." ..."
Does this sudden desire by the ICAEW to listen to its members mark a change in policy of the Institute, or is this merely a face saving exercise to avoid yet another embarrassing defeat when the Privy Council rejects the proposal?
It is a pity that the ICAEW ignored the members last year, when it spent £1.4M on trying to persuade us to merge with CIPFA.
Comments, as always, welcome.