The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) has launched a practice consultative body.
Howard Gross, a London-based small practitioner and ICAEW council member, has been appointed the body’s first chairman.
The new body will support the development of ICAEW’s practice resources centre, providing information, advice and support services to all members in practice regardless of firm size.
The ICAEW said the body will also advise on current and emerging issues relating to practice, acting both as an early warning of significant issues and a representative body.
“Against the backdrop of the ever more complex and changing environment in which our firms operate, our practice committee will help us understand the challenges facing our diverse practice sector,” ICAEW’s head of practice services Gill Sykes said.
“ICAEW is committed to the further development of our premium quality services, qualifications and representation in support of practice and the expertise within the practice committee will be invaluable in helping us deliver this.”