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 Year with New Horizons

15 December 2015

As we put 2015 to bed and look towards a new year, the team at the CPAA is looking to the future and what it holds for the profession. With more legislation than ever, an increasingly digital world and a gradually improving economy, the industry faces an exciting but – excuse the pun – taxing 12 months ahead.

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Practice Growth: No Substitute For Experience

22 September 2015

This week the AccountingWEB Practice Excellence Awards take place. The Certified Public Accountants Association is delighted to sponsor a particularly important category, the Practice Growth of the Year Award. Growth is an area worth recognising, because it is rarely a simple process and leads to many lessons learnt – often hard ones – along the way.

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Going for Growth

30 August 2015

The Certified Public Accountants Association (CPAA) is proud to sponsor the Practice Growth of the Year category at the AccountingWEB Practice Excellence Awards next month. It is a group boasting impressive success stories. Amidst the backdrop of a tough business environment over recent years, all firms able to tell a tale of dynamic and dramatic growth are worthy of celebration.

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Business Rescue & Insolvency Support for CPAA Members

03 August 2015

Ensuring you have somewhere to turn to for advice if a client is struggling with insolvency can be vitally important. A reliable support system can help to spot an issue early, gain the right advice, and hopefully turn the client around and back to being solvent again.

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Dirty Laundering Being Aired in Public by the NCA

13 July 2015

The National Crime Agency (NCA) makes no bones about it; an eye-watering amount of money is being illegally laundered through UK banks and finance professionals, and “the scale of the laundering of criminal proceeds... is a strategic threat to the UK’s economy and reputation.” In this feature we look at the findings of the recent NCA report, identify how the CPAA can help, and highlight some of the anti-money laundering guidance from HMRC.

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Non-Practising Membership Offer

13 July 2015

A significant number of CPAA members are employers, and the Association is keen to support them (and their employees) wherever it can.

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CPAA recognised as a body permitted to act as examiners of charities

22 June 2015

We are delighted to confirm that the HM Government last month included the CPAA on the approved list of recognised bodies permitted to act as examiners of Charities in England & Wales. This is a fantastic move for the CPAA and one which sets us apart from other non-chartered associations. It is also great news for our members who may benefit from additional credibility as well as a potential new revenue stream.

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Budget 2015: A look at the key points

18 March 2015

A pre-election Budget is a funny thing; it is a self-assured summary of all the things that government has achieved, a blatant pre-election appeal for votes, and has the potential to be a futile set of announcements should the government change shortly thereafter. And it was within this context that George Osborne delivered the 2015 Budget today.

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Five ways to make CPD count this year

08 February 2015

If you're looking to make your CPD really count this year, consider these recommendations from Lee Haywood, our Education and Training Officer:

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