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Member Update - August 2017
Nominations are open for the IAB Awards!

The IAB’s awards will be taking place on Thursday 7 December and nominations are now open. If you’re dedicated to helping your clients and passionate about your career, then you could be an IAB award winner. Why not promote the awards to your clients or employer and suggest they nominate you? Alternatively, if you work alongside a deserving colleague then you could also nominate them. 

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New powers to penalise members who fail to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations

Are you self-employed? Are you acting as an Accountancy Service Provider, which includes offering bookkeeping or payroll services?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then it is likely you will need to be supervised under the Money Laundering Regulations.

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Fraud warning

We have recently been made aware of an incident by one of our members and we would like to share this with you so you can safeguard from something similar happening to your business, the business your work for or your clients’ businesses. The incident involved the theft of a significant sum of money .

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Auto-enrolment: Key messages August 2017

Automatic enrolment: make sure your clients submit their Declaration of Compliance on time. Don’t let them risk a fine.

There are two dates your clients need to be aware of – their staging date (the date their duties start) and their Declaration of Compliance deadline (the date by which they need to tell The Pensions Regulator (TPR) what they’ve done to comply with the law).

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Business support programme gives hope to homeless entrepreneur

A young entrepreneur from East Hull has vowed to make the most of a new enterprise programme to build his own business and break the debilitating cycle of joblessness and homelessness.

As part of the programme, Aaron Conroy has successfully completed the IAB Level 1 Certificate in Computerised Accounting for Business, achieving 100% in most of the modules.

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Do you give advice or services about tax or finance relating to offshore income or assets?

The new International Tax Compliance (Client Notification) Regulations 2016 came into effect on 30 September 2016. Under the UK’s Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) agreements, HMRC will soon begin to automatically receive data from over 100 jurisdictions about UK tax residents who have assets in offshore accounts.

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Update from HMRC on 2016-17 Self-Assessment Individual Exclusions

Changes arising from Personal Savings and Dividend Taxation Reform, effective April 2016, mean that it is more beneficial for some customers to allocate (some of) their Reliefs and Allowances (e.g. Personal Allowance) against dividend income before savings income.

If savings income is covered by the Personal Savings Allowance, Reliefs and Allowances are more beneficial if they reduce dividend income in excess of the Dividend Allowance.

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Accounting and finance jobs up 21% in the UK

Job vacancies for accounting and finance professionals have risen across the UK, with the number of jobs available in the second quarter of 2017 up 21% compared with the same time last year.

According to research by recruitment consultancy Robert Walters, demand has grown for professionals across a range of specialisations and levels of seniority with technical skills and commercial awareness both highly sought.

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Special offers on Excel courses for IAB members

Excel with Business are pleased to offer IAB members discounts on a selection of Microsoft Excel training courses. 

The courses are an excellent way to increase your skills and knowledge, allowing you to make better use of Microsoft Excel when using it for work or studying. The learning platform is easy to navigate and a range of teaching methods are used including text, video, practice exercises, polls and end-of-unit tests to ensure the courses are suitable for you, regardless of your experience or preferred learning method.

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Word from Sarah: Recruitment

In her regular feature, Sarah Palmer tackles the issues that matter.

As your books begin to fill to overflowing you have two choices – to grow or not to grow. That is the million-dollar question. If you decide not to grow you can select your ‘A’ clients, run a successful practice and say no to any new business. And there’s nothing wrong with that choice. But if you have a bigger vision and want to grow your business so that you can empower more business owners than you can do on your own, you need to recruit.

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IAB Privileges: car insurance benefit added

Some 92%* of members of affinity groups get a cheaper quote on their car insurance with Members Insurance Solutions provided by Cornmarket. Call now on 028 9044 2206 (quote IAB) or register for a quote today and Cornmarket will call you closer to your renewal date.*

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International - Japan's economy posts longest unbroken growth streak in more than a decade

Japan's economy has enjoyed its longest unbroken run of growth in more than a decade, official figures reveal.

The world's third-largest economy grew by 1% during the April to June quarter - up from 0.4% between January and March, and well ahead of the 0.6% forecast by economists.

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