02 April 2020

Regulators are urging savers to keep calm and not rush to make any decisions about their pension in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), supported by the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), say fears over the impact of the pandemic on markets and personal finances may make savers more vulnerable to scams or making a decision that could damage their long-term interests.


10 January 2020
The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) comes into force today and introduces the requirement for 'obliged entities', including the Association of International Accountants (AIA) Members in Practice, to report certain information discrepancies to Companies House.
From 10 January 2020, all obliged entities must tell Companies House if there’s a discrepancy between the information that they hold about a beneficial owner and information on the Companies House people with significant control (PSC) register.
09 January 2020

The 31 January marks the deadline for your Self Assessment tax return. If your client’s are yet to submit, it’s now more important than ever to prepare their documentation and receipts – so you both can get back to earning.

To help you clear the path for a productive start to the new year, we’ve asked Mike Parkes from AIA strategic partner GoSimpleTax to explain the benefits of filing today.

20 December 2019
The UK Government will implement the EU Fifth Money Laundering Directive through amendments to the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017. The statutory instrument implementing the Directive was laid in Parliament on 20 December 2019. The legislation will come into force on 10 January 2020, in line with the transposition deadline.
18 December 2019

The UK government-backed review has called for the creation of an independent audit profession with a revised purpose to increase confidence and prevent unnecessary corporate failures. 

16 December 2019

Due to record levels of film and TV drama production in the UK, Netflix and The Production Guild of Great Britain, have announced the launch of the biannual Netflix Assistant Production Accounting Scheme (NAPATS) which will give people with accountancy skills the opportunity to work in the production accounts department on Netflix productions across the UK.