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Students E-Newsletter July 2018
Watch this space: IAB Awards to launch in August

The IAB is holding its annual awards ceremony on Thursday 6th December 2018 at the prestigious House of Commons and nominations will open in August.

The awards celebrate and champion the critically important contributions that bookkeepers, payroll professionals, accountants and enterprise mentors make to the success of millions of micro and small businesses.

This year some of the awards categories will enable people to nominate themselves for an award and provide references or testimonials to support the nomination.

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Getting the best out of your recruitment consultant

I’ve worked in accountancy and finance recruitment for 21 years, and with the advancement of technology the landscape has changed drastically over that time. It’s fair to say that the job market is flooded with candidates. It’s so easy now to apply for roles online – whether direct with a business or via a recruiter – and as each month passes there are more and more CVs ‘out there’ on the CV databases and job boards. Businesses and agencies can be inundated with applications.

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Ofsted rates IAB Centre, Redbridge Institute outstanding

Redbridge Institute of Adult Education has been rated outstanding by Ofsted. The inspectorate’s report said the adult learning provider in East London was outstanding in all areas.

The report says leaders, managers and governors have inspired staff to create “a culture of excellence, tolerance and respect, where learners and staff express their individuality and thrive in a harmonious, high-quality learning environment”.

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Keep up to date by attending the IAB’s latest seminars

The IAB has arranged two further seminars covering a range of topics including: Making Tax Digital, tax and payroll updates, automatic enrolment and more!

The events will take place in Bristol on 18th October and London on 1st November and are an excellent way to gain updates for your own business or the business you are employed by.

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Insurance costs on company cars brought into scope of tax rules

The government has released draft legislation to include costs connected with company cars and vans, within the scope of Optional Remuneration Arrangements rules for tax and National Insurance contribution purposes.

HMRC has released draft legislation to ensure that OpRA rules work as intended after several anomalies were pointed out.

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One million married couples still eligible for £900 tax boost

Around three million couples across the UK have boosted their finances with Marriage Allowance, according to HMRC.

But more than a million couples are eligible for the free tax break worth up to £238 a year. And HMRC rules mean couples can backdate their allowance and boost their payment up to £900.

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Gig economy ‘is creating a pensions time bomb’

Only one-third of the self-employed UK workforce are paying into a pension despite most being concerned about their ability to cope financially after retirement, says a new study.

The research, published by the Association of Independent Professionals and Self-Employed (IPSE), polled over 1,000 self-employed people.

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China's second quarter growth meets expectations at 6.7%

China's economy grew at an annual pace of 6.7% in the three months to June, official data showed, meeting forecasts for the period.

That marked a slight slowdown from a 6.8% expansion recorded in the previous quarter.

The data comes as the government attempts to curb growing debt and as trade tensions with the US escalate.

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