Monday, June 06, 2005

Scottish Institute To Fight

The change of president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) has done nothing to dampen their ardour, in respect of fighting the proposal by the ICAEW to name the merged body "The Institute of Chartered Accountants".

New President Mike Hathorn took up office at the end of April this year.

Des Hudson, the CEO of ICAS, said that ICAS will oppose plans by the combined English-based organisations to adopt the title Institute of Chartered Accountants.

He said that there had been little attempt by the English bodies to discuss the issue.

He is quoted, in an article in The Scotsman, as saying:

"We would be happy to sit down with them and find a sensible solution, but as yet there have been no negotiations".

As I have noted many times, it seems that the ICAEW have not though the merger proposal through.

I don't think that ICAS need worry too much, the merger proposals do not stand a chance of being approved by the membership of the ICAEW.

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