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Member Update - May 2018
Notice of IAB AGM

The IAB’s 44th Annual General Meeting will be held at 10:45am on Thursday 21st June 2018 at CIPP offices, 90 Long Acre, (Arne Street Entrance), Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9RA. This notice includes further details of the AGM, including information on the election candidates and a link to view the unaudited accounts for the year ended 31 December 2017. You are also able to access a downloadable form that you can use to vote by proxy.  

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Last chance to book for our London seminar

Our London seminar is taking place on Wednesday 23rd May and will cover a range of highly topical areas including Making Tax Digital, the move to working in the cloud and much more!  Bookings will close at 1:30pm tomorrow (Friday 18th May) so book your place before it's too late.  

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GDPR – How much to disclose in your privacy policy

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires you to disclose certain information to people whose data you collect, use, store or otherwise “process”.

The Regulation does state what does need to be disclosed. However, it isn’t prescriptive, which has led to much confusion as exactly what level of detail to provide in a privacy notice.

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Become invaluable to your employer

Making yourself invaluable to your employer can offer so many rewards. When those promotions come around you’ll be first in line. If you need a bit more flexibility around working hours or working from home options you’re much more likely to get them when you ask. And should the worst happen and redundancies loom in your business you’re more likely to be one of the ‘safe’ ones. 

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Assets to be seized from employers that snub workplace pension fines

Employers that refuse to pay workplace pension fines could have their assets seized to pay their debts.

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) issues fines to employers that fail to meet their automatic enrolment duties and can secure court orders if the debts are not paid.

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HMRC to delay introduction of new digital services for individuals

HMRC has said its switch in focus to Brexit is the main reason why it is to delay plans to introduce more digital services for individuals.

HMRC has admitted it was ‘overly ambitious’ about the number of individuals who would stop contacting the department by phone and post after it introduced digital channels.  At the same time, HMRC has been forced to prioritise EU exit work, including a major upgrade to the customs declaration system.

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Warnings from Companies House and HMRC about scam emails

Companies House are warning that some people have received fraudulent emails claiming to be from them. HMRC has also issued a warning about tax refund scams. Criminals have been sending out scam emails and SMS-messages to trick the public into thinking they have received a tax rebate so they hand over their account and personal details.

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Employers caught out by National Minimum Wage rules

HMRC’s enforcement teams successfully recovered £15.6m for some 200,000 workers not paid the national minimum wage in the year to April. These figures compare with recoveries in the previous year of £10.9m for 98,000 workers.

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Special offers for members on Excel courses

Are you tired of struggling with Excel? Do you want to use Excel 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 they have special offers on Excel courses for IAB members. 

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The Word from Sarah: GDPR…ARRGH!!!

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

So we only have until the 25th May to get all our policies and procedures in place before the new Data Compliance legislation, GDPR, becomes law. The irony that we are all struggling to implement EU legislation in the middle of Brexit negotiations is not lost on me….however, the basic principles are sound and I do agree that we need tighter controls on how our personal data is used.

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IAB Privileges: Save up to 10% on a range of Apple products

IAB members can make great savings on a wide range of Apple products including iPad, iPhone, iPod, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Apple Watch, Magic accessories and more. You can now order online and arrange to collect most items from your chosen Apple Retail Store – usually within an hour!* 

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International - Malaysia to introduce sales and service tax after effectively scrapping GST

Malaysia said it will introduce a sales and service tax (SST) to partly offset the shortfall in revenue from effectively scrapping a goods and service tax (GST) from June.

The Mahathir Mohamad-led government, which won last week’s general election, said on Wednesday it would lower GST to zero percent from June 1. Ousted leader Najib Razak had introduced the tax in 2015 amid lower oil prices.

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