Any Other Business - 19/06

Not everyone in the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) agrees with chief executive Michael Izza’s (pictured) pro-EU stance. Chartered accountant Rob Bryant tells The Capitalist he is standing for election to the ICAEW Council on the platform that he wants to stop the institute being used as a political tool. Time to vote with your feet if you agree.


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Spread betting firm Spreadex took a hefty hit to the coffers yesterday, and not from the first day of Royal Ascot, but from the football World Cup qualifier between Uzbekistan and Qatar. With next season’s Premier League fixtures coming out today the firm’s traders decided to trial a new market in corners – the total number of corners taken in any given match, squared. With 25 corners taken in total during the game – over double the average – one lucky City gentleman saw his £20 stake turn into a £9,840 profit. It is fair to say the betting firm didn’t quite have the market cornered this time.