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.


A new chapter in the long history of Companies House

01 July 2019

In excess of 4 million limited companies are registered in the UK and 500,000 new enterprises are incorporated each year – with a new business starting every 75 seconds!

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The Dawning of a New MTD Era

03 June 2019

Having spoken about it for long enough, Making Tax Digital is finally upon us. MTD for VAT has been a seismic shift for accountants and it is only the beginning of a longer digital journey.

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Small Company Reporting: What are my choices?

07 May 2019

Since the demise of the FRSSE there has been a change in the options available to small entities.

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Happy New Tax Year!

01 April 2019

As we usher in a brand-new tax year. This is an opportunity to review, reconsider and revise.

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Making Tax Digital for VAT

01 April 2019

Making Tax Digital (MTDfVAT) for VAT will be mandatory from 1st April 2019 and is the forerunner for Making Tax Digital.

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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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Brexit’s journey into the unknown

28 February 2019

With barely a handful of days to go until Brexit was due to happen, you would be hard pushed to find a soap opera offering as much drama, despair and complicated cliff-hangers.

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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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