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Member Update - June 2017
Could political uncertainty disrupt Making Tax Digital roll out?

Uncertainty caused by the inconclusive general election result creates an opportunity for a rethink about the timetable for the roll out of Making Tax Digital, according to Andrew Hubbard, tax consultant with RSM.

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IAB member wins top prize at SME awards

IAB Member Natasha Penny FIAB AIAAP, of Busy Books, Westbury, attended the glitzy Small Awards event in London recently as a finalist in the ‘At Your Service’ category. The judges were looking for exceptional levels of service demonstration and evidence of strong customer engagement. But Natasha came away with not just one but two awards – receiving the overall ‘Small Business of the Year Award’, which came as a complete surprise.

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HMRC offers online support for agents and advisers

HMRC has 20 agent toolkits available to download. They are a free online resource aimed at helping you to avoid the most common errors the Revenue sees in filed returns. The following toolkits have recently been updated: Company losses, Directors’ loan account, Property rental, Capital allowances for plant & machinery, Private and personal expenditure, Income tax losses.

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Businesses warned to prepare for data protection law change

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has told businesses there’s no time to delay in preparing for “the biggest change to data protection law for a generation”.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law that will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 and will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018.

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Poor IT habits putting one in 10 SMEs at risk

Some 10% of small business owners and employees regularly share confidential files on personal devices or send documents to personal rather than work emails.

The findings, which show a significant lapse in data security among the UK’s five million-plus small businesses, were highlighted in research conducted by software developer Reckon.

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Auto-enrolment: Key messages June 2017

Make sure you know if your clients are expecting you to complete and submit a Declaration of Compliance on their behalf.

Employers need to complete a declaration of compliance within five months of their staging date (or duties start date) to tell The Pensions Regulator how they have met their automatic enrolment duties – whether they had anyone to put into a pension or not.

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FREE Excel training course in partnership with Excel with Business

The IAB and Excel with Business are pleased to bring members FREE access to an essential Microsoft Excel online training programme. The course is written and produced by industry experts and developed in line with the ICAEW Spreadsheet Framework, covering all key competencies outlined for Basic and General Users.

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IAB launches new website

On Monday 5 June the IAB launched its new website. An email was sent to all members about the site, so hopefully you have had a chance to visit the website and also log into the Members’ Area. The login details for the new site have changed so in case you missed the previous email please find below some instructions for how to login as well as links to useful sections of the site.

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Share your views in the IAB communications survey

Here at the IAB we are always striving to improve our services to our members. To do this, we want to know what is important to you.  To help you share your views we have produced a survey – the theme of which is information and networks.

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Word from Sarah: Online Fraud – how safe are you?

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

I think the majority of us are in general agreement that the Internet is an amazing resource. It has affected an inordinate number of people and has completely changed how people work, interact and behave.

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IAB Privileges: Member-only hotel & travel deals

Whether you’re looking for a slick city break, a grand country escape, a chic spa retreat or an idyllic beach getaway, IAB Privileges in partnership with Hotel Exclusives have it all!*

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International - Fed raises rates and outlines balance sheet reduction plan

The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark lending rate for the third time in six months - crediting a stronger jobs market and economic growth.

The decision, widely expected by financial markets, took the US central bank's main rate to a target range of 1% to 1.25% and represented its fourth upwards move since December 2015 when it declared the financial crisis hangover at an end.

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