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Member Update - November 2018
Finalists announced for IAB Awards

The finalists for the IAB awards have been announced. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated or who entered and to those who have been shortlisted. A full list of the finalists can be found here: https://www.iab.org.uk/awards/shortlisted-nominees/.

The winners will be announced during an awards reception at the House of Commons on Thursday 6th December. During the event the achievements of the winners of our top centre awards will also be celebrated.

To find out who the winners are please follow our social media channels and also check back on the IAB awards website after 6th December: https://www.iab.org.uk/awards.

Annual membership renewal notices sent

We are now inviting members to renew their professional membership for 2019 and the renewal notices have been sent out.  If you haven’t yet received this please let us know as soon as possible so we can resend the notice to you. 

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Last chance to register for The Business Show

The Business Show is the longest running and highest attended business related show in the UK, and it’s entering its 40th edition and preparing for its biggest year yet! Tickets for the event are free and available now from greatbritishbusinessshow.co.uk, where the full feature list is also available for perusal!

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Could you be an IAB Council Member?

The IAB is accepting applications and enquiries from members who are interested in joining the IAB Council. The IAB is a Company Limited by Guarantee and the Council is our Board of Directors. They are involved in key decisions about the future of the IAB and how we work to provide the best support to bookkeepers and continue to raise awareness and raise the standards of the bookkeeping profession. Elections take place at the AGM in June each year.

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The Bookkeepers Alliance announce new meeting dates

The Bookkeepers Alliance have announced further dates for their Bookkeepers Coffee Club Meetings. IAB members are invited to attend these meetings which are informal gatherings of bookkeepers and they provide an excellent opportunity for networking. You don’t need to pay to attend, and will just need to pay for any refreshments you have. These meetings are for both employed and self-employed bookkeepers. The Bookkeepers Alliance is a membership organisation providing support to those working in the bookkeeping sector.

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HMRC sending out letters to businesses affected by MTD for VAT

Now that HMRC has entered the public beta element of the Making Tax Digital pilot for VAT they have begun to send letters to businesses impacted by the changes to inform them of their obligations.

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Summary of the Budget 29 October 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond kicked off his Autumn Budget – the first on a Monday since 1962 – by announcing a “new chapter in the country’s economic future”. He hailed his Budget as signalling the “era of austerity finally coming to an end”.

View further information about announcements in the budget by clicking on the link below.

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Change to Government Gateway update weekend

Changes to the Government Gateway are set to take place over the weekend 17–18 November, with normal service to be resumed on 19 November 2018. This will mean some Agent Services will not be accessible during this period.

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Auto enrolment: Key messages November 2018

For start-up businesses

What should employers consider if employing staff for the first time over the seasonal period?

If your clients are employing staff for the first time over the seasonal period, then they may have workplace pension duties. They’ll need to assess their seasonal or temporary staff individually every time they pay them. 

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The Word from Sarah: Who do you want to be?

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

I am never one to say no to a challenge and I think most people who know me are fully aware of this fact. So I shouldn’t have been surprised when I received a call from a friend saying she had signed me up to ride in a charity horse race at Newbury!

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IAB Privileges: Special offers page

Don’t miss out, take advantage of this month’s special offers available on the IAB Privileges special offers page today.

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