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Ernst & Young defection to boost Scots ICA training numbers by over a third

Ernst & Young's move to stop training its chartered accountancy students through the English ICA will boost Scots ICA new student numbers from 400 to 650.

Responding to the move to the Scots ICA’s exam system announced by E&Y this morning, Professor Ian Marrian, acting chief executive of ICAS, said: ‘We’ve got a good product which Ernst & Young like.

‘We are not competing as such and E&Y came to us, and spoke to us. We are delighted to serve them because like any Big Five firm, they are important customers to us.’

Ernst & Young now becomes the biggest customer of ICAS bringing 250 new students and increasing overall numbers from 400 to 650.

Prof Marrian said he saw no reason at this time why Ernst & Young should return south of the border to the English ICA.’It’s up to us to deliver the product we have,’ he said.

Ernst & Young becomes first Big Five firm to ditch English ICA over training dispute

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