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Student E-Newsletter - July 2017
IAB Facebook group is there to help you

Have you checked out our Facebook group, designed exclusively for IAB students and professional members? The aim of the group is to provide further support to members and a platform where they can interact with each other.

The group can be used for discussions relevant to studying or the bookkeeping profession, and can be used to post any queries you may have. We hope this group will provide more support to you in your studies or careers. To request to join the group visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IABmembersgroup/.

Delay to Making Tax Digital initiative is welcomed

Industry bodies have welcomed the government announcement that mandatory digital record keeping and quarterly reporting by small businesses and landlords for income tax purposes will be deferred until at least April 2020.

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Call for simpler Corporation Tax for smaller firms

Government advisers have called for a radical simplification of corporation tax to benefit companies of all sizes and attract investment in post-Brexit Britain.

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Do you roar or squeal?

Can you compare your exam technique to animal behaviour? Accountancy tuition provider BPP asked 1,200 of its students to see if there were any common approaches to study. The results of its survey offered some interesting insights into their study habits.

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CFOs of the future ‘will need better people skills’

The finance directors of 2030 will need better people skills than their counterparts of today normally have, and be less focused on technical accounting, according to Mark Nitler, vice president of finance technology firm Workday.

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Robots will take only the ‘miserable jobs’

Workers should not worry about being made unemployed by robots because most jobs that would be killed off were miserable anyway, according to a former employment minister. 

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International - Euro zone trade booms in May, EU-Russia commerce surges

Euro zone's trade boomed in May with both exports and imports of goods to the rest of the world growing markedly, in a new sign that global commerce was in good health.

The European Union, the world's main trader, also saw its trade increase with all its main partners, with a surge of exchanges with Russia despite economic sanctions on Moscow.

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