The official name of our professional body was changed at the beginning of this year to no longer spell out the "Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales", but use simply "ICAEW".
An ongoing discussion on Linked in about the name change indicates that some members are not that impressed, eg Jonathan White says:
"Removing the term 'Chartered Accountant' formalises the opening up of control and use of the organisation to non-qualifieds, primarily the employees. Although in reality this is a situation which already exists as Graham says.
The removal of national terms, 'England and Wales' in this case, has been done to aid the 'globalisation' process they are so obsessed with and inevitably will lead to the ICAEW assisting people abroad to take the work of members here in the UK."
What do other members think?