Insight / Charity accounts – NEW CPD module

This month's exclusive Accountancy Daily CPD module focuses on the auditing and reporting of charity accounts covering the legal background in planning engagements, the accounting and auditing requirements and whistleblowing requirement to make appropriate reports

Insight / Accountancy trainee numbers hit 19,000 despite slowdown in contracts

Trainee numbers at the Top 75 UK accounting firms are being squeezed despite demand for skilled staff, with the total number of trainees only growing by 2.8% in 2017 compared to an 18% rise in 2016

Insight / Dividend vs salary – NEW CPD module

This month's exclusive CCH Daily CPD module focuses on the issues of extracting profit from a company through either dividend or salary explaining the implications of transferrable married couple’s allowance, national insurance contributions (NIC) and national minimum wage (NMW)

Accounting / IFRS 16: are you ready? – NEW CPD module

This month's exclusive CCH Daily CPD module focuses on the review and scope of IFRS 16 Leases, which is effective for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019

Accounting / FRS 102 and deferred tax – NEW CPD module

This month's exclusive CCH Daily CPD module focuses on deferred tax under the scope of Section 29 in FRS 102 under new UK GAAP and covers when it should be used, how to recognise tax assets correctly and how to disclose tax issues

Tax / Claiming R&D relief for an SME business – NEW CPD module

This month's exclusive CPD module focuses on how to calculate research and development (R&D) relief covering the various conditions, qualifying expenditure and the procedure for SME applications where there are surrenderable losses 

Tax / Apprenticeship Levy – NEW CPD module

This month's exclusive CCH Daily CPD module focuses on the implications of the Apprenticeship Levy, which came into effect on 5 April 2017, on employers including payments, the effect of paying in and withdrawing and digital accounts

Accounting / People with significant control (PSC) register – NEW CPD module

This month's CCH Daily CPD module focuses on the People with Significant Control (PSCs) legislation, covering the scope and identification of PSCs, relevant legal entities, indirect interests and how to maintain the PSC register

Insight / Carillion replaces FD and management team

Troubled construction and outsourcing group Carillion, one of the contractors on the government’s high profile HS2 rail project, has announced that Zafar Khan, group finance director, has left the company with immediate effect, while it is implementing a number of executive management changes including bringing in an EY partner

Insight / CIOT revises Chartered Tax Adviser exams and opens up eligibility criteria

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has overhauled the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) examinations to ensure that the CTA continues to be as relevant as possible to the needs of tax professionals, and has removed the 'confirmation of eligibility' requirement

Insight / ICAEW launches business and finance professional (BFP) designation

ICAEW has unveiled a new professional designation for individuals who want to pursue a career in business and whose role involves an element of finance related work, called the ICAEW business and finance professional (BFP)

Insight / Farnell: when is an accountant not an ‘accountant’?

Hiring an accountant is not always as transparent as one might think as anyone can say they are an accountant, regardless of whether they have specific institute endorsed qualifications. Sean Farnell, partner at Burgis & Bullock, says it is high time this shoddy state of affairs was reviewed and calls for tighter controls on who can call themselves an accountant

Tax / Tax liability and business entertainment – NEW CPD module

This month's CCH Daily CPD module looks at the tax treatment of business entertainment, the relevant principles and the exceptions, with detailed advice on the types of expenses which can be claimed under relevant tax law

Tax / Capital gains tax: gift relief – NEW CPD module

This month’s CCH Daily CPD module focuses on identifying when gift relief may be available under the capital gains tax (CGT) regime, while explaining how the relief operates and can be claimed with regards to shares and residence issues 

Tax / Engagement letters and tax clients - NEW CPD module

The latest CCH Daily CPD module focuses on tips and advice on how to write effective engagement letters for tax clients to ensure certain levels of protection in the event of increasingly tough tax sanctions and penalties