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.


The March of Brexit and Budget

03 February 2017

March will be a month to remember, with the last March Budget announced early in the month, followed by the Brexit deadline at the end. The first month of Spring will be bookended by two significant moments, and we look at what you can expect.

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Ringing in the changes in the New Year

03 January 2017

So it is said that nothing in life is certain but death and taxes; and where 2016 saw much of the former - from Bowie to Princess Leia leaving us – 2017 will see much change to the latter. This will be the year of the double Budget, many new tax changes, Money Laundering regulations, plus a big year for Making Tax Digital (MTD) and the official start of Brexit.

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Hello, Goodbye, Autumn Statement

01 December 2016

No sooner did he deliver his first Autumn Statement, did Philip Hammond announce it would be his last, with the main Budget moving from Spring to Autumn going forward...

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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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