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Member Update - May 2017
Notice of IAB Annual General Meeting

The IAB’s 43rd Annual General Meeting will be held at 10:45am on Wednesday 28 June at Canning House, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PS. This notice includes further details of the AGM, including information on the election candidates and a copy of the unaudited accounts for the year ended 31 December 2016. You are also able to access a downloadable form that you can use to vote by proxy.

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New IAB logos for Professional Members

The IAB has a selection of logos for Professional Members to use as a mark of professional excellence, and as a signal to clients or employers that you are at the very top of your profession. The logos can be used on websites, email footers and social media profiles, to name just a few.

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IAB raises the profile of bookkeepers at The Business Show

As you may have seen from previous e-newsletters the IAB attended this year’s Business Show at the ExCeL in London which took place on 17th and 18th May.  

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HMRC updates disclosure guidance for unpaid tax

HMRC has updated its guidance for individuals and companies who need to make a voluntary disclosure but who are not eligible for HMRC campaigns, now that it has fixed agent access to the digital disclosure service.

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HMRC extends deadline for employee expenses consultation

Due to the general election HMRC has extended the deadline for responses to its consultation on the taxation of employee expenses. The new cut-off is 10 July. 

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Auto-enrolment: Key messages May 2017

If you have a client who has recently become a new employer, or is thinking of employing someone for the first time in the future, make sure they know what they need to do to meet their automatic enrolment duties, and by when. They risk a fine if they do not comply with the law on time.

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Fairmile Accounting wants you!

Fairmile Accounting (www.fmaccs.co.uk), a specialist accountancy firm servicing the licensed trade, is currently expanding a network of results-orientated, qualified bookkeepers (see http://fmaccs.co.uk/work-with-us/).  The work is home based and hours flexible (in conjunction with client delivery timeframes), with the scope to take on as many or few clients as you wish.

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Word from Sarah: Who’s job is it anyway?

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

As bookkeepers, if we have chosen to be involved in the Auto Enrolment Process, then we are all equally aware our role is strictly in administrating the service and NOT advising clients on which scheme they choose to use. 

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Are you struggling with LinkedIn? Then try these top tips

Some top tips to help boost your LinkedIn profile!

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IAB Privileges limited offer: save 25% on Columbus travel insurance

Nobody likes to think of the unexpected happening to them on holiday. But it’s important to know you are covered for whatever fate can throw at you.*

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International - Greece adopts more austerity measures in bailout bid

Greece's parliament has approved a new package of austerity measures needed to release the next instalment of its multi-billion-dollar bailout.

The tax rises and further cuts to pensions were sought by Greece's foreign creditors.

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