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Can over-servicing loose you clients?

Doing more for your client than you first agreed can have serious consequences, including unintended liabilities, fee disputes and possible loss of the client, advises Bluefin.

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Discover how to utilise the power of the personal

On 30 October, in association with Metro Bank, the ICAEW’s London and South East regional team are hosting a lunchtime event with professional services adviser Liz Whitaker, who will set out her top tips on how you can utilise the power of personal communications to engage, persuade and inspire the people around you.

Tickets selling fast at Pan Accountancy Lunch

Don’t miss out, places at this year’s Pan Accountancy Lunch are being snapped up following the news that the new Chair of the FRC’s Corporate Reporting Council will be speaking at the event in October.

Tax and financial reporting


Business MTD sign-ups pass million mark

The number of businesses that have signed up to MTD for VAT passed the 1m milestone by 7 August, ICAEW Tax Faculty reports, but 120,000 missed the deadline, amid claims of direct debit failures and incorrect VAT return obligation periods.

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Business and economy

Lai Wah Co

Bank’s MPC will closely monitor Brexit inflation

No matter what sort of Brexit there is, Lai Wah Co of the Bank's Greater London Agency says the Monetary Policy Committee will always act to promote the good of the UK people by keeping inflation on target while supporting jobs and growth.

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Career and development

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

Achieve full potential with power of connections

Come along and join ICAEW South East and Thames Valley’s new Saturday networking group, with guest speakers Aviva Wittenburg-Cox and Sonia Brown on 28 September at Windelsham Golf Club, Bagshot.

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Present with impact at LSCA workshop

This October, why not join our expert on communication, Annette Kramer, PhD, in a hands-on workshop and learn the most effective techniques and strategies to improve your presentation style, confidence and engagement?

Dramatic fall in financial services jobs market

City jobs down by a third in three months as job hunters fall by nearly a quarter, Morgan McKinley’s Hakan Enver surveys the latest state of the finance professionals jobs market, arguing that a tech-style visa model could benefit financial services post-Brexit.


Lord Mayor Peter Estlin

London is ready for the future, Brexit included

Whatever happens next in Westminster, the Square Mile will continue to march towards the future, argues Lord Mayor Peter Estlin.

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Pan Accountancy Lunch

Pan Accountancy Lunch

Join the president of ICAEW, the Rt. Hon. Lord Mayor and Director of the Investment Association Liz Durrell to celebrate the accountancy profession in the grand surroundings of Mansion House .

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Realising your ambition - Scaling your business

With our expert speaker from the industry leader Smith & Williamson, find out what a scaling business must do to be a success as well as why this growth is important to the UK.