News

With the accountancy world constantly evolving it can be a challenge for practitioners to stay up-to-date with the latest news and insight on all they need to know to ensure they deliver a first-rate service to their customers. In addition to it’s CPD programme, in-person seminars and social channels, the CPAA news pages are a great way to digest relevant news content, find out more about legislative updates, review budgetary announcements and gain insight into some valuable in-depth feature articles.

Check out the more recent posts below or view our archive features by month via the right-hand column.

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OPBAS

19 March 2019

Richard Simms of AMLCC and FA Simms explores the recent assessments conducted by OPBAS

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A Spring Statement in the eye of the Brexit storm

14 March 2019

The Chancellor rose in a parliament preoccupied with the ongoing Brexit drama to deliver a Spring Statement on the state of the economy.

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New Year, New Horizons

07 January 2019

As the door closes on 2018 and a new one opens on 2019, members of the CPAA’s expert team have considered what may lie in store. Here, they provide their forecast for the most exciting opportunities and flag some important potential challenges facing accountants and the profession in the coming year, as Brexit, MTD and technological advances loom large.

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Entrepreneurs' Relief changes

04 January 2019

There are two major changes to entrepreneurs’ relief (ER) coming down the line in April 2019, and another condition was altered with effect from Budget Day 2018. Don’t get caught out when advising clients who are selling shares or business assets, as the sums involved can be very significant...

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The end to austerity takes shape

30 October 2018

Delivered on a Monday afternoon instead of the traditional Wednesday, between key meetings in the Brexit negotiations and amidst turbulent times in Westminster, you could be forgiven for losing track of the 2018 Budget.

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Your time-saving Making Tax Digital software is here

26 October 2018

This article is brought to you by BTCSoftware and contains promotional material.

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The Brave New World of Open Banking

28 September 2018

Welcome to an era where everything we once knew about the handling of data has changed. In one corner we have GDPR, which gives the individual more control over the security and privacy of their data, and in the other corner we have Open Banking, which allows individuals to easily share their banking information and give others greater freedom to access their finances. This is a brave new world for data, set to impact on both practitioners and their clients.

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Deal or no deal? An Autumn update on Brexit

07 September 2018

All things Brexit have dominated the news for over a couple of years and, as we head into the final six months ahead of the UK leaving the European Union, the proposals and debates have gathered pace significantly. This summer we learned of the Chequers blueprint, as well as contingency plans for a potential no deal with the EU, and this autumn the negotiations start in earnest.

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MTD Update

17 August 2018

Engaging with the digital world Whether we like it or not, we live in a digital age. We’re much more likely to book our holidays online than to visit a travel agent, and we can find reviews and opinions of our chosen resort at the click of a mouse. As the high street banks continue to close their branches more of us turn to online banking, and we can choose when we want to watch our favourite TV programmes rather than arranging our time around broadcast times.

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Tax implications of electric vehicles

16 July 2018

The Government’s policy concerning electric vehicles appears confused and sometimes contradictory. In this article we set out the facts employers and accountants need to know.

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