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FEATURES
Keeping your business afloat after a flood
Helping your clients grow – what to look for in a bank
Zombie companies – waking up from the dead
How to make a million
Code of ethical conduct guidance issued by accountancy bodies
FOR YOUR PRACTICE
All change on 1 April for consumer credit activities
Budget 2014 – comprehensive coverage from ACCA
Growth Vouchers: supporting both practitioners and SMEs
Innovation in access to finance for SMEs
Online CPD for practitioners
HMRC’s tax agent strategy and digital services
Budget Breakfast and other Professional Courses from ACCA
SME funding: complete survey - win Bruges trip
Accountex returns to London! Book your free tickets now
TECHNICAL MATTERS
Why it pays to be on top of the minimum wage
Proposed changes to employee share schemes
Annual investment allowance – transitional rules
Investment properties held by individuals
Essential guidance for auditors of housing associations
Strategic report for charities
RTI penalties
February VAT update
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FEATURES

Keeping your business afloat after a flood
A guide to how businesses can effectively manage the aftermath of a flood, from Lockton.

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Helping your clients grow – what to look for in a bank
Accountants tell Barclays what they look for from a bank when it comes to support for small businesses.

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Zombie companies – waking up from the dead
Liz Loxton asks if so-called ‘zombie companies’ are a threat to economic recovery.

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How to make a million
The Insider on… why it’s not what you do, but it’s the way that you go about doing it that makes the difference.

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Code of ethical conduct guidance issued by accountancy bodies
A code of ethics can help address an organisation’s operational and integrity risks, claims CCAB.

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FOR YOUR PRACTICE

All change on 1 April for consumer credit activities
On 1 April 2014 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will take responsibility for regulating consumer credit activities.

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Budget 2014 – comprehensive coverage from ACCA
How ACCA will help you understand and interpret this year’s Budget.

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Growth Vouchers: supporting both practitioners and SMEs
The government’s Growth Vouchers scheme provides great opportunities for accountants to develop new SME client relationships. How?

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Innovation in access to finance for SMEs
Innovations in Access to Finance for SMEs is a new report which reviews a broad range of innovations in business financing.

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Online CPD for practitioners
Brush up on your practice management and accounting standards knowledge with these great value online CPD events.

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HMRC’s tax agent strategy and digital services
Throughout February HMRC is holding meetings with tax agents to discuss its strategy for engaging with them.

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Budget Breakfast and other Professional Courses from ACCA
Details of popular courses, including the Budget Breakfast, Saturday CPD Conferences and Summer Update for Practitioners.

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SME funding: complete survey - win Bruges trip
Survey seeks to better understand business owners’ attitudes to emerging sources of funds.

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Accountex returns to London! Book your free tickets now
Accountex – the UK's only national exhibition and conference for accountants – returns to London’s Excel on 15-16 May. Find out what to expect.

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TECHNICAL MATTERS

Why it pays to be on top of the minimum wage
Catch up on the latest developments surrounding the national minimum wage.

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Proposed changes to employee share schemes
As part of the tax simplification procedures the government has proposed a number of changes to the rules for employee share arrangements.

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Annual investment allowance – transitional rules
Transitional rules are the latest development surrounding the annual investment allowance.

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Investment properties held by individuals
Find out how the accounting treatment of investment properties held by individuals has changed.

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Essential guidance for auditors of housing associations
Practice Note 14, which focuses on the audit of housing associations, has been revised.

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Strategic report for charities
The Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) have issued an information sheet on how trustees should prepare a strategic report for certain charitable companies.

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RTI penalties
HMRC has relaxed the RTI penalty regime that was due to start in April.

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February VAT update
The latest changes to VAT, including on food, pensions and students.

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