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Supporting Ada Lovelace Day 2017

By Greg Gillet on 10-Oct-2017 09:50:00

Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).  By increasing the profile of women in these fields it aims to create role models to encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in these fields.

As a company that relies on such technical skills and that seeks to encourage diversity of all kinds, it’s only natural for Wolters Kluwer to support Ada Lovelace Day 2017.

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Getting your clients involved in MTD

By Phil Thornton on 25-Sep-2017 10:59:11

As the HMRC pilot for MTD progresses, tax advisors will be working with selected clients to test the quarterly reporting service.  This requires a new level of engagement with clients around Making Tax Digital.  To help practices now working through this process – and those with an eye on the eventual live implementation in April 2019 – we’ve written these suggestions on how to engage with clients.

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The new MLR – what you need to know

By Greg Gillet on 19-Sep-2017 09:52:21

Money laundering is one of the most common types of financial fraud, and its incidence, complexity and amounts of money involved continue to increase in most parts of the world.  Legislation, both domestic and international, continues to attempt to combat it.

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HMRC’s MTD pilot

By Phil Thornton on 07-Sep-2017 15:31:30

HMRC’s pilot for Making Tax Digital gives advisors an opportunity to try out some aspects of the service for themselves.  Here’s some more information for anyone who wants to get involved.

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Data protection in the news

By Greg Gillet on 09-Aug-2017 09:57:49

The government announced on Monday that it would be introducing new laws to give people "more control over how their personal data is used".  Anyone who has been following GDPR will realise that this new Data Protection Bill is, in fact, the UK’s enactment of the European-wide General Data Protection Regulation.  Now that it's made the mainstream news and the general public has become aware of the impending changes, accountancy practices should consider how best to answer questions from their clients.

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Start your GDPR preparations now!

By Paul Brace on 02-Aug-2017 09:13:32

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Act on 25 May 2018.  While this may seem a long way off, most organisations need to start preparing now to make sure they’re ready for implementation.  Here’s our guide to how accountancy practices can make a start with their GDPR preparations.

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An introduction to GDPR for accountants

By Paul Brace on 26-Jul-2017 09:17:58

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the current Data Protection Act on 25 May 2018. With tougher penalties, a wider remit and increased rights for individuals, businesses of all sizes and types – including accountancy practices – need to understand what the regulations mean for them and plan accordingly.

This article – the first in a regular series – provides a brief introduction to GDPR for accountants and tax advisors.

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The 7 drivers of digitalisation

By Greg Gillet on 19-Jul-2017 10:25:58

Digital technologies are having a profound effect on our economy and on society.  Everyone feels the effects, whether we work in manufacturing, banking or retail, a charity, a government body or even an accountancy practice.  So what’s driving the widespread use of disruptive digital technologies?  We look at seven global drivers.

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As the government delays MTD, the move to digitalisation seems more certain

By Phil Thornton on 13-Jul-2017 18:32:34

Today the government released its plans on the finance bill and confirmed a new timetable for Making Tax Digital and the overall move to digitalisation.

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An introduction to quarterly reporting under MTD

By Phil Thornton on 12-Jul-2017 16:35:32

“Quarterly reporting” is another key concept under Making Tax Digital.  In this article we’ll examine what it means for you and your clients, laying the groundwork for a more in-depth look next week at what needs to be included in the quarterly reports to HMRC.

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