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Member Update - October 2019
Time is running out to book your place at our seminars

The IAB has arranged two further seminars covering a range of topics including: payroll, best practice guidance to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations and much more!

The events will take place in London on Wednesday 30 October and Bristol on Thursday 7 November and are an excellent way to gain updates for your own business and your clients or the business you are employed by.

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This month’s Women in Business Expo features over 80 free inspiring seminar sessions

Two of the UK’s most well regarded businesswomen, Baroness Karren Brady of Knightsbridge CBE and Baroness Michelle Mone of Mayfair OBE, will be bringing their business experience to the first annual Women in Business EXPO, taking place this month from 16-17 October at the Farnborough International Conference & Exhibition Centre.

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Bye law update – compliance

During the September Council meeting the IAB Council approved updates to the association’s bye laws to allow for non-compliance to be dealt with in a more efficient way.  It is important for all Members in Practice to ensure they are aware of their obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (MLR2017) and the IAB compliance requirements to ensure their practice remains legal and to standard

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Effectively market your practice

Working with bookkeepers in practice, there are two questions that come up time and time again.  The first is “how do I price my services?” The second is “how do I find new clients?”

It might seem strange, but the answer to both these questions starts in the same way.  Know your ideal client. It’s only when you know who you want to work with that you can start to get a clearer idea of how to find them.  It’s only when you understand your solution to their pain, problem and fear that you can effectively price your service.

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Improving your tax return season

It’s that time of year again.

That time of year when suddenly you realise that the 31st of January is fast approaching, you somehow need to deal with Christmas, and if you’re lucky, getting some time off to spend with your family and loved ones.

You realise that, despite the letters you sent out in April to remind your clients that their tax returns can now be filed at any time, no one has sent you any information.

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One chance to make the right impression to a candidate

Whether it’s a new client you’re pitching for, or trying to hire the right person, the challenges are the same – they have options and can be choosey!  Candidate experience during the recruiting process is make or break. You will be judged, and it’s very hard to shake off a bad first impression. Negative experiences are not only a turn off for candidates but in smaller communities can damage your overall brand reputation.

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Updates from the National Crime Agency

Below is a summary of the latest news from the National Crime Agency (NCA) including their work to combat modern slavery and human trafficking.

Supporting the NCA’s campaign to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking

Combatting modern slavery and human trafficking is one of the NCA’s highest priorities.  They are working with partners in the UK and around the world including professional bodies such as the IAB, to raise awareness, pursue offenders and safeguard victims.

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The Word from Sarah: The Roof of Africa

Many of you, who regularly read my blog, will know I have recently had the incredible opportunity of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. This is an experience that will live with me for a very long time. Since my return I have continually asked myself, what did I learn? I can honestly say the lessons were numerous!

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Events to help you get ready for Brexit

Departments across government are holding events to help your business get ready for Brexit. After Brexit there will be changes that affect businesses and hauliers across the UK. Make sure you are prepared for them, particularly if your business:

imports goods
exports goods
receives personal data
exports services

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IAB Privileges: Get discounts on 200 UK brands online and on the high street

Take advantage of TOTUM PRO, a discount card and app that offers busy professionals access to discounts and offers from 200 UK retailers available in-store, online and via the TOTUM app.

Save money on all the things you love from dining out and keeping fit to clothes shopping and travel abroad.*

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Webinar: How to price tax returns for maximum reward

Join Jane Aylwin, thought leader and certified bookkeeper, for this webinar focused around how to price tax returns. During the webinar she will;

Show you the tool that she started using to get better prices for completing tax returns.  She will walk you through how to use it and you will receive that resource at the end of the session.

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