ICAEW CEO, Michael Izza, has ruled out a merger with CIPFA.
He is quoted by Accountancy Age:
"There are no formal merger plans in the short, medium or long term."
He also expressed hope that one day CIMA would return to the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB).
Given that CIMA left CCAB because they feel that the fees charged to belong to CCAB were disproportionately high, it is unlikely that they will return to CCAB anytime soon.
CCAB will need to demonstrate that it is doing something useful.