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.


Fraud Awareness – Mini Umbrella Company (MUC) Fraud

05 November 2020

HMRC have noticed an increase in cases of ‘Mini Umbrella Company (MUC) Fraud’. Understanding and being able to identify MUC Fraud is important to protecting you and your practice.

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The Bounce Back Loan – is it a ‘bouncing bomb’?

16 July 2020

Many small and medium-sized businesses have received a Bounce Back Loan. (‘BBL’). In fact 860,000 loans were approved in the first six weeks. These loans are essential for businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Your business can recover from COVID-19 - the essential guide to weathering the storm

30 June 2020

Now is the time to take action to help your business recover from the Coronavirus pandemic. Businesses have borrowed more than £30 billion from three Government-backed loan schemes since the COVID19 lockdown began in March 2020.

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CPAA response to HM Government response to COVID-19 crisis

08 April 2020

The Association has prepared a response to the measures the Government have implemented to protect businesses from the effects of the current crisis.

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COVID-19 Support for Accountants & Clients

27 March 2020

Below is a summary of some of the key support measures implemented by Government that are likely to affect practising accountants and their clients.

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The Budget and Brexit that never were

01 December 2019

October and November seemed ripe with promise, with the Brexit deadline seemingly set and the new Chancellor’s first Budget due. Alas, it was not that straightforward; throughout the Autumn the world of British politics tilted on its axis. In this article, the CPAA reflects on what never was and what may still be, as we look at the Brexit and Budget that never were.

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2020 vision: the challenges and opportunities in the year ahead

22 November 2019

We will enter 2020 hot on the heels of a general election and fast approaching another Brexit deadline; it is an era of many unknowns. As Warren Gradden, the CPAA’s representative in the North West, says: “With changes already in place for 2020 for various areas of tax, and the potential upheaval that a change of government and Brexit may bring, keeping clients informed of the evolving position is a challenge in itself.”

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Making Tax Digital First Six Months

03 October 2019

The latest JVCC sub committee (Joint VAT Consultative Committee – MTD) was held in London on 23rd October 2019.

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09 September 2019

The Association held another successful AGM on Friday the 6th of September. All motions were passed.

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MTD for VAT deadline: smooth sailing or a rough ride?

30 August 2019

Four years in the planning and three Chancellors later, it has been a lengthy lead up to Making Tax Digital – and this summer was its biggest test yet.

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