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Member Update - April 2019
Final speaker confirmed for London seminar – have you booked your place?

The final speaker has been confirmed for our seminar taking place in London on Wednesday 22nd May.

The last session will be on Anti-Money Laundering and we will have a speaker from the National Crime Agency – UK Financial Intelligence Unit.

The seminar will feature presentations on a range of topics which can be of relevance to you whether you are in an employed position, self-employed or if you are simply looking to update your knowledge and skills.

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Special offers for members on Excel and Office courses

Are you tired of struggling with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office? Do you want to use Excel and Office with ease to solve complex problems, automate spreadsheets, and master graphs for presentations instead of pulling your hair out?

Excel with Business can help.  They are a global leader in Microsoft Office & IT skills training and have courses available at a discounted rate to IAB members.

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5 Tips to get your business ready for Making Tax Digital – if you’re not already

Thousands of businesses in the UK who submit their own VAT returns need to get ready for the impact of Making Tax Digital.  HMRC has claimed digital tax returns will help reduce an £8bn tax gap resulting from avoidable administrative errors. MTDfVAT has produced five top tips on how to best prepare for this revolutionary change within HMRC. It guides smaller businesses on how to get ready and prepare for 1st April 2019.

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Your clients’ compliance could be your business?

Building value for your clients and ensuring data is handled safely and compliantly

Whilst a flurry of activity last Spring saw businesses across the UK take steps towards complying with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), information from the ICO suggests that many businesses are yet to take the most basic of steps towards compliance. This is against the back drop of a doubling in breach reports as awareness of the legislation grows and starts to have real business impact.

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Self-study open day

We have arranged an open day in Kings Hill, Kent on Thursday 13th June 2019 for anyone interested in finding out more about studying our qualifications via the self-study route.  The event will provide you with the opportunity to find out more about:

  • how to become a qualified bookkeeper
  • self-study, what this involves and the resources available to support your studies
  • the bookkeeping and payroll qualifications available for you to study
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Making Tax Digital becomes law

The government’s major Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme became law on 1 April for over one million VAT-registered businesses earning more than £85,000.

The new rules, first announced in 2015, will mean most businesses above the VAT threshold will need to keep their records digitally and submit their VAT return using MTD-compatible software for VAT periods starting on or after 1 April.

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Payroll changes: a summary

Here’s a summary of payroll changes that came into effect on 1 April 2019 that employers need to be aware of:

  • The Basic Tax Threshold increases to £37,500 (an increase of £3k). This means the higher rate threshold will be £50,000 in 2019/20.....
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TPR Update: Are your clients maintaining their staff’s workplace pension contributions at the right rate?

With more than 10 million people now newly saving or saving more into a pension, automatic enrolment has fundamentally changed the way people are planning for retirement.

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All workers now entitled to a payslip

All workers must now be provided with payslips, including those on zero hours and in casual employment, after new legislation came into force on 6 April. Previously, only employees were entitled to receive a pay slip.

Almost 300,000 workers who previously did not receive payslips will now be entitled to them.

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Accountex 2019 opens soon!

Time is running out to book your FREE ticket

Accountex opens it’s doors on 1-2 May at ExCeL, London, meaning time is running out to register for your FREE ticket and save £25 on the door!

Hosting over 200 leading suppliers showcasing their latest accountancy and finance products and solutions, this is your opportunity to meet the teams behind the brands and demo all the latest software. See the exhibitor list here.

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The Business Show

The number of businesses opening each year is forever expanding. According to the SBA, this number is over 627,000. However, unfortunately, a percentage of this amount of businesses will not be successful. There are many reasons for this, whether it be financial, lack of knowledge in SME’s or not having the correct technology etc.

However, to all those business-minded individuals who are trying to start a business – do not worry because The Business Show is here to help!

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The Word from Sarah: How do you run a business AND keep up to date?

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

In recent times bookkeepers have had a lot of changes to deal with; the two biggest legislation changes being the introduction of RTI, one of the largest changes to payroll in decades and now MTD. 

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IAB Privileges: Reward Mobile Special Offer

Reward Mobile are offering IAB members exclusive discounts on the new Samsung Galaxy S10*.

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