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Practice technology: all you need to know

Articles on how accountancy practices are changing their structure, technology and business models in response to the latest developments in technology and the business environment.

Data Protection


Data protection and privacy are matters of professional concern to accountants in practice, industry or commerce.

Legal Alert - October 2021


A monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

ICAEW regulatory round-up: September 2021


This month’s regulatory content includes recently published anti-money laundering guidance, new anti-money laundering resources from ICAEW, and a consultation regarding changes to Statement of Insolvency Practice.

Excel Escaping from cells

Principle 5 of the ICAEW 20 Principles for Good Spreadsheet Practice states that you should: "Before starting, satisfy yourself that a spreadsheet is the appropriate tool for the job". One of the most common transgressions of this principle is the use of a spreadsheet to input and manage data that would be better stored in a database application.

Legal Alert - August 2021


A monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

Navigating practice management in your firm

Choosing the right software, investing time and working out your priorities is key to better practice management. But are the latest software products essential asks Lesley Meall, or are options already within your grasp?

Hybrid working and cyber security

As more people look to work long term with a blend of home and office locations, the Faculty ran a webinar on the cyber security implications of hybrid working. Chris, a representative from the National Cyber Security Centre and Nick Moore from BPP University highlighted some of the new risks of hybrid working and a wide range of good practices to focus on.

Audit technology

ACA trainees and auditors need to develop and maintain their practical technology skills. ICAEW can help with resources including articles, reports and webinars on data analytics, AI and ADA software.

Mapping out what lies ahead for Making Tax Digital

Michelle Perry advises businesses to stay on the front foot by keeping ahead of HMRC deadlines and digitising tax practices for clients now.

HMRC outlines late-filing penalty notices data breach


ICAEW members in practice have been among thousands of agents who have received late-filing penalty notices which are not for their clients. HMRC has investigated and provided an update on what went wrong.

Business spotlight: Data Duopoly’s COVID-19 crowd tracker


How live heat maps and personalised notifications are being used as a practical solution to the problem of social distancing and queuing in venues, explained by founder and chief executive of Data Duopoly, Tanuvi Ethunandan ACA.

Automating the accounting practice

This brief, updated guide is aimed at helping you to seamlessly automate your practice – and in turn draw lessons to help your clients automate their businesses.

February time to revisit working practices and methods

The usual manic January has ended, and tax return season is practically over.

Free software for 3 months and an exclusive process consultation from Sage

To support small practices throughout 2021, we are teaming up with ICAEW to keep your practice moving during these unprecedented times.

TAXline 2021


Access 2021 editions of TAXline, the Tax Faculty's monthly magazine, providing analysis from experts on a range of tax issues, including VAT, inheritance tax and Making Tax Digital, as well as practical tips for practitioners, important deadlines and dates and the latest news from the faculty.

What does 2021 have in store for IT

There is no doubt 2020 saw some significant changes to working methods and practices and all the signs are that this will continue into 2021.

Practical applications of AI

There is a lot of hype about AI at the moment, but to what extent are accountants really making use of AI?

Brexit impact on contracts, data and legal issues


The UK Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020. New rules apply from 1 January 2021. This page brings together guidance and news from ICAEW, as well as externally-produced resources providing practical information on regulatory issues, contracts, commercial relationships and data handling.

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