The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has announced its composition of the Panel for assessing the quality of accounting research (see below). The Panel excludes any representation from ACCA.  A representative from  the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) will play a part in assessing the value and relevance of  accounting research published from 1996 to 2000.

The Conference of Professors of Accounting and Finance (CPAF) met in Manchester on 7-8th September 1999 to consider matters relevant to the future of accountancy education and research. Significantly, there was no representative from ACCA. Perhaps, the people concerned were all enjoying overseas trips or perhaps they are not really interested in any of the long-term challenges facing accountancy education.

             Professor David Otley (Chair)   Lancaster University
             Ian Gross (Secretary)

             Professor David J Ashton (University of Bristol)
             Professor Vivien Beattie (University of Stirling)
             Professor Jane Broadbent (Royal Holloway College)
             Mr Anthony Carey (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
             Professor Paul Draper (University of Edinburgh)
             Dr David Dugdale (University of the West of England)
             Professor Keith W Hoskin (University of Warwick)
             Professor Richard H Macve (London School of Economics)
             Professor Andrew W Stark (Manchester Business School)