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AGM Review

The twenty-fifth Annual General Meeting of the Certified Public Accountants Association was held at Stansted Airport’s Radisson Blu hotel on the 12th of September 2014. All proposed motions at the AGM were passed. Here we provide a full breakdown of the votes with a brief description of the day’s events.

CPAA Website and Technical Help

Following a number of updates the Certified Public Accountants Association website is now in its most stable form since its re-launch. We'll continue to make improvements, but any remaining users experiencing difficulty with the new site may consider two quick solutions...

Getting social with the CPAA

The CPAA has launched accounts on a number of popular social media sites. These provide a quick way for members and prospective members to keep informed about the latest developments in accountancy and the Association.

2020 and CPAA Announce New Initiative to Support Practitioners

The Certified Public Accountants Association (CPAA) has entered into partnership with 2020 Innovation Training (2020). This partnership will allow CPAA members to gain access to the complete catalogue of 2020 webinars from 2015 and 2016 as 2020 releases them.

Seminar Feedback

For the last round of seminars the CPAA trailed the use of online feedback forms as opposed to the paper feedback forms previously used and we would like your feedback on this change.

FRS 102 - Property Issues

One of the largest changes to occur with the adoption of FRS 102 is how investment properties are treated. Minor changes are also included in FRS 102 to how property, plant and equipment are treated. It is vitally important that any accountant in practice knows how to appropriately handle property under FRS 102 and the tax implications of the new regime.

The CPAA and CPD

CPD can often seem like one of those annoying chores forced upon you by professional bodies. Though proper CPD ensures that you are completely up-to-date and can help you expand the portfolio of services you offer your clients. The CPAA offers a number of different services to help its members complete their CPD requirements and will accept a variety of other CPD providers as producing content which can count towards a member’s CPD requirements.

Sole Trader versus Limited Company

CPAA member Stephen Marlow examines the tax advantages and disadvantages of operating a business as either a sole trader or a limited company.

The evolution of marketing in accountancy

Sift Talent managing director Jayne Florence examines how marketing has evolved within accountancy and considers whether practitioners are becoming full-time accountants and part-time marketers.

Continuity - Your Obligations

A Continuity Agreement can help you, your practice and your clients. And if you are a practising member of the CPAA it might be a requirement that you have one.

Web browsers: What's best?

Whatever you’re doing on the web, you’ll be using a web browser of some sort. But which web-browser works best with CPAA services?

Autumn Statement

There were some big announcements from George Osborne in this week's Autumn Statement. Stamp duty changes and a clampdown on multinationals avoiding tax made for some headline features, but there were also some significant measures announced on tax, finances and business. Here we outline the main points for you.

Ones to watch in 2015...

As another year draws to a close, we look at what the new one holds in store for UK accountants. A vast array of changes and challenges face the profession and as the year progresses we will keep you abreast of the big issues through our newsletter, website and social media channels. Here we outline a few important areas to be aware of as 2015 beckons:

Read all about it: tax avoidance hits the headlines

You can barely read or watch the news at the moment without hearing about a tax ‘scandal.’ While for the vast majority of those in the accountancy profession there has always been a clear distinction between tax avoidance and tax evasion; both are under the full glare of the media spotlight and the lines appear to be blurring in front of our eyes...


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