Miscellaneous news items

HMRC's Talking Points meetings will explain areas of interest and provide you with up to date information, guidance and tips. There are a number of meetings coming up soon. 

Save your place now – you’ll have the chance to ask questions

Members will be aware that there will be changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) coming into effect on 1 April 2017.  We have received the following information concerning those changes.

A revised version of Professional Conduct in Relation to Taxation comes into effect on 1 March 2017. All members were notified of these changes on 1 November 2016, and are particularly important as these new guidelines state that members “

The Client Notification Requirements webinar took place on 1 December 2016.  Below you will find a copy of the webinar slides available to download, together with a link to the recording of the webinar.  A summary of the questions and answers are

We would like to make our members aware of a survey ABAB are currently running on HMRC’s pages on GOV.UK website, to gather views on how useful or otherwise members of the general public find the information on these pages and how easy or

Our webinar on Making Tax Digital took place on Thursday 22 September.

HMRC has provided answers to each of the questions raised by participants during the above Talking Points Session. The attached documents are as follows:


(NB If you do not deal with tax compliance, you may wish to pass this onto a colleague who does)

We provide the July Digital Update from the Virtual Communications Group.

There is currently a telephone scam where a recorded message is left, allegedly from HMRC, stating that HMRC are bringing a lawsuit against the individual and is going to sue them. The recipient is asked to phone 0161 8508494 and press “1” to