WYNTK: Criminal Finances Act 2017

From 30 September 2017 facilitating “corporate” tax evasion became a criminal offence under the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA 2017). Corporate includes corporate bodies, partnerships and associates. The penalties can be severe. Bob Crawford explains the impact on wealth managers.

UK Budget: How will HMRC cope?

There have been warnings that HMRC are struggling to cope with their existing duties, but the Chancellor has delivered a Budget which shows that he may not have been listening.

UK Budget: Impact on Scottish taxes

Now that Philip Hammond has presented his Autumn Budget, Donald Drysdale considers the likely impact of his proposals on those who pay Scottish taxes.

ICAS Highland Dinner 2018

Join your fellow CAs, friends and colleagues for a great evening with excellent food and entertainment

Annual update for the audit team

This half-day seminar will highlight all the key recent areas of regulatory change and point auditors towards the steps that they need to take to ensure that they are compliant with the rules.

Video: Leadership's missing manual

There is no one way to be a leader and no single set of instructions that guarantee success. However, Fields Wicker-Miurin has developed what could be considered a user manual of experience, built on the stories of remarkable leaders.

CA Student Blog

In today's blog, we draw your attention to the impact of the EU's endorsement of IFRS 16. We also go back to basics on adjusting trading profits and offer some advice for boosting your online security.

5 tips for a better password

Our lives are driven by passwords: if you want to live any sort of life online then creating a strong yet memorable password is key. Here are our tips.

ICAS Tax Policy Positions

Our technical experts work in a positive and constructive manner to advise policy makers on legislation and to raise issues of importance to our members, individual taxpayers and business alike.

Charity accounts course

How to compile a set of financial statements for a charity which is compliant with the charity SORP & how to approach an audit or independent review

Charity Financial Statements update

This half day seminar will reflect on the challenges that the new accounting and disclosure rules have created, point delegates in the direction of recently updated guidance and highlight a range of topical regulatory issues relevant to accountants and auditors who work in the sector.

Demystify the budget with BPP

On 22nd November 2017, Philip Hammond will deliver his second Budget as Chancellor and at 13:00 hours GMT on 23rd November, BPP Professional Development will go live with its Demystifying the Budget webinar.

Banking for trusts: essentials

Graeme Morris, a Banking Director based in Hampden & Co’s Edinburgh office outlines how banking for trusts can be easily dealt with when managed with a little care.

FinTech specialist: Jonathan Leiper

Having spent half of his working life in Bermuda and Australia, it’s clear that a sunny disposition and embracing new challenges are key to FinTech expert Jonathan Leiper’s career mix.

How to digitise your FS business

As NatWest announces the launch of its robo-advice service, Pratish Sharma explains where businesses looking to embrace the world of AI should begin.

Company value: rethinking reporting

EY says that the time has come to rethink how we account and report on organisational performance: shifting from an implicit understanding of the value that broader activities of a company bring to stakeholders, to explicit external verifiable evidence of outcomes.