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Member Update - October 2017
GDPR: the clock is ticking

With less than eight months to go, organisations should be well on their way to ensuring they’re compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) for the 25th May 2018 deadline. Key to this is your project plan and process mapping.

Learn Payroll, the biggest payroll learning company in the UK, have produced a guide on what payroll professionals need to know about GDPR.  To receive the guide for free, please click on the link below. 

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Further strengthening of the UK Anti-Money Laundering Regime

Over the summer, we ran a specific communications campaign with all UK members about the statutory requirement to be supervised under the Money Laundering Regulations. This requirement applies to all those who are ‘in Practice’, that is when providing bookkeeping and accounting services (i.e. other than as an employed person or on an unpaid/voluntary basis).

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Payroll training for IAB members at preferential fees

Keeping up to date with the ever changing world of payroll compliance is a struggle, so we have secured an exclusive solution that will keep you up to date without even leaving your desk.

The IAB has arranged access for members to specialist training provided by Learn Payroll and at reduced fees exclusive to IAB members.

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Auto-enrolment: Key messages October 2017

Do you have clients who are taking on their first member of staff? Make sure they know what to do about their pension. It’s the law.

If you have clients who are thinking of taking on their first member of staff then, as an employer, they’ll have a number of responsibilities. 

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Dubious websites closed by HMRC

Since January this year HMRC’s cyber security team has taken control of 75 ‘dubious’ websites by challenging their ownership. This meant anyone trying to access these sites are now redirected to HMRC’s gov.uk pages where the genuine numbers are!

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Register for your complimentary tickets at Europe’s largest business show!

Our friends at The Business Show have been extremely focused and hard at work to bring you the most exciting and unique business event at the Olympia, London on November 16th-17th.

Make sure to grab your complimentary tickets now. 

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Webinar: how to value price bookkeeping services

Many bookkeepers work crazy long hours for too little money. The root cause is that their pricing structure is wrong.

Most professionals now agree value pricing is the only way to price bookkeeping and accounting services. But how do you do it?

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Could you be an IAB Council member?

The IAB is now accepting applications and enquiries from members who are interested in joining the IAB Council. Elections take place at the AGM in June each year.

Under the application process, members will be invited to attend a meeting with the Appointments Committee, where they will be able to quiz current members of Council and the IAB Executive about what it is like to be a Council member and what the role entails.

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Limited spaces left at the IAB Bristol seminar

This seminar will cover topics including changes to the Data Protection Laws in relation to GDPR, an update on the Anti-Money Laundering regs, and much more.

The event will take place on Thursday 23rd November and it is an excellent way to gain updates for your own business and your clients or the business you work for.

Please note the London seminar is now fully booked.

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Word from Sarah: Confused.com

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

So the rulebook which us bookkeepers have been using for the last forever has just been ripped up and put in the bin. Well that’s what it feels like to me and I know I’m not alone!

Over the last few years we have experienced an enormous change in our industry predominately led by the software companies. I think we have done well, collectively, to embrace these changes.

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IAB Privileges: Save 10% on a mini break this Christmas

SuperBreak offer a wide range of Christmas city breaks across the UK and Europe.  Why not treat yourself and enjoy the festive lights, traditional crafts and tasty delicacies?  It’s a great way to get into the festive spirit and the ideal place to pick up some perfect gifts.*

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CV and interview webinar

When you apply for a job, you’re pitching for a substantial investment in you by the prospective employer or client.

Would you like to know whether the key elements that represent your personal brand are successfully justifying this level of investment?

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International - Greece, lenders to start talks again, as countdown starts

Greece’s creditors will return to Athens next week to assess its bailout compliance, in a review which should be concluded swiftly if the country is to meet its goal of emerging from lenders’ supervision next year.

Athens hopes to wrap up the review by January to start discussions with its lenders right after on the terms of exiting its current, 86-billion euro bailout in August 2018, and on further debt relief - a long-standing Greek demand.

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