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IN THIS ISSUE:
FEATURES
Five things we’ve learned about SMEs during the downturn
ACCA’s listening exercise with practitioners
Are you personally liable?
Starting up in practice: a leap into the known
FOR YOUR PRACTICE
Which firms have made the British Accountancy Awards shortlist?
Continuity of practice – new search facility
New award for firms which focus on providing online services
Report challenges practitioners to tackle SME clients’ foreign currency risk
ACCA launches survey on the future of auditor reporting
Book a Professional Courses event now to complete your 2013 CPD
Intellectual property and growth opportunities
Anti-money laundering procedures
TECHNICAL MATTERS
Property transactions and capital allowances
Gifts and inheritance tax
Duty of care, engagement letters and taxpayer status
Changes are coming with FRSSE 2015
New UK GAAP and changes to FRS 100-103
Zero-rating for indirect exports
Warning over tax credit email scam
Understanding VAT
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FEATURES

Five things we’ve learned about SMEs during the downturn
What has the past few years taught us about SMEs, and what will this mean for your business in the months to come?

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ACCA’s listening exercise with practitioners
What did members have to say at a series of consultative lunches held across the country?

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Are you personally liable?
Hear first-hand how directors and officers insurance can pay a handsome dividend.

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Starting up in practice: a leap into the known
Leaving the relative security of an established firm is a bold step. In the first of a two-part special, Jill Wyatt gleans the secrets to success when branching out on your own, from the owner of a new West Midlands firm.

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FOR YOUR PRACTICE

Which firms have made the British Accountancy Awards shortlist?
ACCA firms amongst those battling for independent firm of the year at the British Accountancy Awards 2013.

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Continuity of practice – new search facility
ACCA has developed a search tool to enable members in the UK and Ireland to find firms prepared to provide continuity of practice arrangements.

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New award for firms which focus on providing online services
Could your firm win the Online Accounting Award at this year’s British Accountancy Awards?

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Report challenges practitioners to tackle SME clients’ foreign currency risk
Survey shows few small practitioners involved in FX transactions.

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ACCA launches survey on the future of auditor reporting
Online survey will assess global attitudes to the future of auditor reporting.

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Book a Professional Courses event now to complete your 2013 CPD
Pick from a wide range of ACCA's Professional Courses events across the UK this autumn.


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Intellectual property and growth opportunities
IP can contribute to business growth and a new tool can help accountants deliver this for clients.

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Anti-money laundering procedures
Practitioners should update their money laundering procedures to reflect the reporting change. 

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TECHNICAL MATTERS

Property transactions and capital allowances
Recent Finance Acts have been a game changer when it comes to claiming capital allowances on integral features forming party of a property sale or purchase.

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Gifts and inheritance tax
Help clients understand the types of transfers which can be made under inheritance tax legislation.

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Duty of care, engagement letters and taxpayer status
Failing to update engagement letters or providing specialist advice outside a firm’s areas of expertise can prove costly, as this recent case highlights.

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Changes are coming with FRSSE 2015
The new UK GAAP framework, which becomes mandatory from 1 January 2015, retains a modified version of the FRSSE as the single standard applicable by small entities.

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New UK GAAP and changes to FRS 100-103
The new UK GAAP framework introduces significant changes, particularly to FRS 102. Find out more about these, and ACCA’s new model accounts.

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Zero-rating for indirect exports
The VAT rating for goods exported outside the EU is changing.

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Warning over tax credit email scam
Bogus email purporting to be from HMRC could contain a virus.

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Understanding VAT
Since its introduction in 1973 VAT has become a complicated business. Our guidance helps practitioners and SMEs.

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