Browsing the Money Advice Service's website (with regards to things to think about when setting up a new business), I noticed this:
If you’re looking at hiring an accountant, make sure they’re registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)and a member of a relevant trade body such as the Institute of Financial Accounts (IFA).
To me this is worringly incorrect (apart from they have got the IFA name wrong!). As I am registered with the ICAEW, and do not carry out regulated activities, I do not need to be separately registered with the FCA,and hence don't show up on the FCA Register. This could deter potential clients from using a host of reputable accountancy firms.
Just want to confirm I'm correct before I take this further.
Thanks as always