FUTRLI - How to Stay One Step Ahead with Your Clients’ Data

How to Stay One Step Ahead with Your Clients’ Data

Written by Freya Hughes, FUTRLI: As the industry evolves, firms must too. Compliance is a necessity, but today’s business owners are also looking for accountants to offer valuable advice. That means taking on an advisory role. But how can firms make the change? Many recognise that the revolution in cloud-based technologies is a double-edged sword. While […]

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What’s next for the accounting industry? Thoughts on 2018 & beyond

Hi, I’m Ian Moss and I’m excited to have joined Diversified Communications as the editor on Accountancy Insight, the soon-to-be-launched content platform for our Accountex events. Whether it’s Brexit, automation, artificial intelligence or machine learning, 2018 promises to be a big year of change for the accountancy profession.  And I’m looking forward to keeping you […]

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Five automation myths and why you shouldn’t fear machines

Five automation myths and why you shouldn’t fear machines

Written by Josefina Con Garza, Compleat Software: In recent months, we have been alerted to seemingly job-stealing robots with headlines such as “Robot automation ‘will take 800 million jobs by 2030’ report” and “Will robots steal our jobs? The potential impact of automation on the UK and other major economies”, making us uneasy about the rise and development […]

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Increased minimum contribution rates from April 2018

Increased minimum contribution rates from April 2018

Written by Rachel Hynes, BrightPay Payroll Software: It is without a doubt that auto enrolment has managed to successfully change the public perception of saving. Before the introduction of auto enrolment, just 55% of UK employees were actively saving into a workplace pension. By March 2016, this figure had rose to 78%. As of October 2017, […]

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Restore a Company – What You Need To Know

Written by Adrian Smart, First Corporate Law Services: When companies are struck off the register it is either for failure to file Confirmation Statements and/or the accounts or the directors of the company have submitted the appropriate form to Companies House to have the company struck off. In the case where Companies House have struck off […]

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Accountex Summit North confirms stellar line-up for launch event

Accountex Summit North, taking place at Manchester Central on 6 March next year, has unveiled its inaugural speaker line-up. Hundreds of senior accountants and finance professionals based across the Midlands and North of England have already taken up their free delegate places at the industry’s new, must attend, one day accounting conference and exhibition. The […]

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Thoughts on 2017 & beyond

Written by Zoe Lacey-Cooper, event director of Accountex Summit North: The MTD deferment was by far the biggest news to hit the profession and to be honest it was not a surprise! The practitioners now have some tangible time to ensure that technology and processes are in place to ensure that their clients are up […]

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2017 roundup: Key takeaways of the year

2017 roundup: Key takeaways of the year

We asked a selection of our speakers and exhibitors to share their highlights of 2017.  From news stories that caught their eye to the latest trends and tech that’ll be shaping things to come – here’s their key takeaways from the last twelve months. (more…)

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BrightPay - Confidence in future auto enrolment compliance

Confidence in future auto enrolment compliance

Written By Holly McHugh, BrightPay Payroll Software: Employers continued to be confident in their future compliance with automatic enrolment, though this confidence was weaker among January 2018 stagers. 92% of early stagers admitted that they felt very confident that their organisation would be fully compliant with the new legislation (that’s more than 9 out of 10 people) […]

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BrightPay - UK employer’s pension contributions are considered low

UK employer’s pension contributions are considered low

Written By Holly McHugh, BrightPay Payroll Software: Results from a study of Defined Contribution (DC) showed that when it comes to automatic enrolment, UK employers are only willing to pay 37.5% of the 8% total minimum contributions from 2019. This is considerably low in comparison with the rest of the globe. The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) […]

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