ACCA and Haines Watts have produced a number of free webinars on the General Data Protection Regulation – find out more and register here.
ACCA also has a number of courses which will reference GDPR; browse using our CPD Resource Finder
Engagement letters for tax practitioners
As highlighted last month, ACCA, together with other members of the Joint Profession Engagement Letter working party (ACCA, AAT, ATT, CIOT and STEP), is revising our engagement letters for tax practitioners. These will reflect legislative changes such as those to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The following has been issued by the working party:
‘Members may like to be aware that Engagement letters for tax practitioners are currently being worked on jointly by the professional bodies noted. A number of changes are required to reflect legislative changes such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The engagement letters are in final draft and legal counsel has been contacted and asked for an opinion. The working party is aiming to issue updated guidance and template letters in April 2018. Should there be any delay the working party will issue draft letters.’
The revised letters include a Privacy Notice, revised schedules (including those for payroll), revised terms and conditions and guidance. ACCA will highlight to practitioners when these are available.
Employment law – free member support
ACCA’s suite of employment law factsheets was updated in January, with a new factsheet on ‘workers’ added. The factsheets are:
the contract of employment
the probationary employee
dealing with sickness
disciplinary, dismissal and grievance procedures
employment status: workers
standard terms computer use policy.
The factsheets are currently being updated to include GDPR requirements and are due to be made available to members in April.