Content published by Chartered Accountants Ireland's public policy team on areas of interest to members.

Sustainability for Accountants: A Short GuideNovember 2020

A Guide to Sustainability for Accountants
This easy-to-read practical guide details the risks and opportunities presented by sustainability, and describes the steps that need to be taken to address the challenges. It also shares best practice examples of success and describes how organisations can transition to operating sustainably, successfully and cost-effectively.

Guides on Brexit, VAT, and CustomsNovember 2020

The Protocol on Northern Ireland/Ireland will bring changes to the VAT and customs regime in Northern Ireland. Our “at a glance” series give you an overview of what changes will be in place from 1 January 2021 in ROI and NI, regardless of the Brexit outcome.

At a Glance: Draft Programme for Government 2020June 2020

After weeks of negotiations, the party leaders for Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have agreed upon a programme for government. This programme, the parties claim, will aid economic and social recovery, renew communities, and respond to both national and international challenges.

This document summarises the key commercial elements in the draft programme.

You can also view our infographic on the timeline for Government formation.

Auditor Independence in IrelandDecember 2019

CTA - Auditor Independence in Ireland-min

This report assesses compliance by the auditors in 2018 of the 17 largest public interest entities in Ireland (PIEs) with EU and Irish requirements in two specific areas, namely

  • Proportion of audit to non-audit work conducted
  • Tenure as auditors

Pensions in Ireland - A responsible way forwardDecember 2017

CTA - Pensions in Ireland-min

A significant majority of Chartered Accountants are worried about Ireland's pension deficit and favour pension auto-enrolment to guard against poverty in retirement.

In its research report, Chartered Accountants Ireland examines the challenge of an ageing population in Ireland, the reasons that some private sector workers do not provide for their pensions and also looks at a number of different pension funding models used in other countries.