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Accountants association

for the smaller accountants

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I wonder if this idea would actually work?

There are already so many trade bodies so I don't know if another would be welcome but it would be good to have a stronger voice against HMRC, software providers etc As a small practice I don't even feel my institute has my back.

Friday thoughts.

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By CJaneH
01st Oct 2021 10:48

The Society of Professional Accounts.

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paddle steamer
01st Oct 2021 10:50

ICPA is likely already in that role.

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By Slim
01st Oct 2021 11:40

Oh how did that escape me!

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By Winnie Wiggleroom
01st Oct 2021 10:59

Yet another fee to pay? no thanks, I would rather just pay the ones I have to and get on with it.

What makes you think another body would have any more clout than the existing ones?

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By AdamMurphy
01st Oct 2021 12:31

A body with any clout at all would be nice

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By Slim
01st Oct 2021 12:51

That's it and if they had any clout they aren't using it how I'd like that's for sure

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By John Stokdyk
05th Oct 2021 17:00

As a critical friend of the various bodies, I'm well aware of the complaints that they are too cosy with HMRC. But they did kick off over the basis period reform proposals.

I certainly think it gave HMRC pause for thought when five professional tax bodies came together to call for a more realistic timetable.

I also know that for all their enthusiasm for MTD, many software developers shared the view that the timetable was unrealistic and that essential guidance was still missing.

For the sake of balance, it's always worth giving credit where it's due.

And to toot our own horn a little bit, I bet the thought that they might get some respite from all the questions our tax editor Rebecca Cave was raising on the community's behalf encouraged the HMRC policy wonks to accept the inevitable..

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By Tickers
01st Oct 2021 18:57

Just what the profession needs - another professional body.

There are too many professional bodies as it is, Accountancy profession would be better served if there was just one institute.

Let me ask you this: "which is the bigger number, five or one?"

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By lionofludesch
02nd Oct 2021 00:21

A newly formed body wouldn't have any clout at all.

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By Barry Adams
05th Oct 2021 13:45

Try joining ICPA as well. I get so much more from them.......

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