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HMRC releases new update on making tax digital

Making Tax Digital edges ever closer. Late on Friday afternoon HMRC posted an MTD update including a list of 18 software suppliers, as it put it: “To support businesses and agents in the run up to the start of the mandatory MTD VAT service from April 2019.” The online information package includes: A new HMRC VAT […]

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Accountex 2018 in numbers

Today’s Daily Insight is a quick look back at Accountex 2018 now that our resident statisticians have been able to analyse all the data from the show and come up with some significant numbers. There’s some interesting reading here, particularly the number of buying influencers who attended the show a couple of weeks ago at […]

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HMRC software supplier list for MTD grows (slightly)

One of the speaker sessions that I particularly enjoyed at Accountex 2018 was by the HMRC’s Heather Elliot. The title of her talk wasn’t all that snappy: “To Raise Awareness of, and Engagement with MTD… (wait, it’s not finished yet) Specifically in the Area of VAT and ITSA.” Yet Heather, who is part of the (also […]

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Accountancy’s top show punches above its weight

From the announcement of important company takeovers, to soaring visitor numbers and boxing glove freebies, Accountex packed a big punch in 2018. The UK’s leading exhibition for the accounting and finance profession was on record-breaking form with over 7,600 attending the show at ExCeL London on 23-24 May. That was more than 8% up on […]

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A short and tweet round-up of Accountex

Welcome to the post-Accountex 2018 Daily Insight. This short and simple tweet summed it up for me. It includes a great video of the ExCeL accounting extravaganza shot and edited by Accountex PR exec Sharna Waide. Just click on the pic above and it will take you straight there. Or click here. The team at […]

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Any questions for Accountex 2018?

As it’s Accountex Eve (one sleep to go) I thought I’d revisit a QA I did with the event last week to give those who missed it a second chance to get the Accounting Insight News take on the goings on  at ExCeL  on 23-24 May. But, first, here’s a little round-up of what the accounting media are […]

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Accountex team sets up for the big one!

New exhibitors. New speakers. New sessions. It’s all systems go. The Accountex team is  in London setting up the UK’s leading event for the accounting and finance profession at London’s ExCel on 23-24 May as we speak! So here’s a quick reminder of some of the key stats for this year’s exhibition. This year’s Accountex will […]

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One click and the payroll’s done!

Processing payrolls can be labour-intensive. So, what would the world look like if we could process payrolls with one click? Today, payroll bureau operations can install a one click solution. Here’s how… Say a bureau practice runs over 300 client payrolls. Half of those payrolls are classed as standard or threshold payrolls (paid up the […]

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Can technology win clients?

Attracting and winning clients is a key part of a firm’s growth strategy – and, according research, it’s a number one priority for firms in 2018: 41 per cent of accountants say acquiring new clients is their top priority this year. A further 23 per cent see increasing their use of technology as a key goal. […]

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