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.


Warning: Flat Rate Restrictions Ahead

01 December 2016

Taking up just a few seconds of airtime in Parliament and only one paragraph of the Autumn Statement document, a significant announcement was nestled deep in the Autumn Statement that will impact many small businesses, particularly contractors and service providers – including accountants.

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Autumn Statement Tax Facts and Figures

30 November 2016

We were told during the Autumn Statement that the Government “will stick to the business tax roadmap set out in the March Budget” and, in addition, the Chancellor announced some new measures. In brief, here are the key facts and figures to be aware of:

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Autumn Statement 2016: all change for the Chancellor

24 November 2016

The UK has experienced plenty of political upheaval this year with the EU referendum followed by a change of leadership. The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered his first Autumn Statement on 23 November– which also turned out to be his last...

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Secrets of superior accounting firms

29 October 2016

Martin Bissett lets us into a few top tips and sweet secrets of what gives some accountancy firms the exacting edge

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Taxing tech: VAT on consumer e-services

14 September 2016

The UK’s digital economy is thriving and accelerating, gaining us a reputation as a hub for technological excellence.

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08 September 2016

Keeping up to date with the ever changing tax landscape is essential and we help CPAA members do so in a variety of ways with our CPD programme.

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Ready steady, keep on going!

07 August 2016

Martin Bissett examines the challenges faced by accountants wanting to grow and develop their practices.

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Five key risks for financial services

31 July 2016

Susannah Hammond assesses what’s coming next on the risk and regulation front for financial services.

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What now for our new Chancellor?

28 July 2016

What a few weeks it has been for British politics. With all of the upheaval, you’d be excused for missing the fact that we have a new Chancellor, let alone knowing much about him.

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Where now in the post-Brexit era of uncertainty?

05 July 2016

Brexit has been a political earthquake. Warnings from the Bank of England and virtually every economist and business organisation weren’t enough to sway the electorate and now the UK is set to leave the EU. In the week that followed, we have witnessed a seismic shake up across politics, fractures within the UK, the value of the pound sinking, our AAA credit rating downgraded, and share prices have plummeted.

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