Welcome to Insight

Insight provides you with free, impartial and useful information about the latest challenges and opportunities facing accountants, tax practitioners and finance professionals.

Content includes commentary, news & views, articles, surveys and guides all written with the accountant in mind.


Tax Insight

Brought to you by our in-house team of tax writers, the Budget Insight 2016 report provides free, expert commentary on the recent UK Budget proposals. 

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HMRC is currently undertaking a campaign specifically targeted at not for profit sport clubs that may have incorrectly issued certificates in order to obtain zero-rated construction services for new buildings and annexes used for a ‘relevant charitable purpose’. This is a complex area of VAT and it is disappointing to learn of such an initiative targeting the not for profit sector particularly when alleged tax avoidance by corporate multi-nationals is so widely publicised. Julie Green reports.  


Accounting Insight

A recap of the options under new UK GAAP

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The smallest entities are in a lucky position in terms of financial reporting, because they are heavily protected by EU regulation. This severely limits the work that micros can be required to do in their accounts, and has been carried through in the UK both in company law and in the introduction of the new FRS 105 The financial reporting standard applicable to the micro entities regime.

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Audit Insight

This 15 minute webcast will demonstrate the most efficient way of using the CCH Audit System. This demonstration will be a good training tool for customers just beginning to use our products or would like to see our audit offering. Any customers who would like to know how to use our new Engagement Letter format would also benefit from this webinar.

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In line with the EU Accounting Directive it is likely that the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills will propose an increase in the audit exemption thresholds during 2015.  Almost 100 audit professionals took part in our survey to assess the likely impact of this change.  You can read an analysis and commentary of the results in this paper.

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Growth & Development Insight

Over 2,000 accountants have already visited our Future-Fit Practice Gym to discover how their software matches up against the best.  This analysis of all the completed fitness assessments to date gives a valuable insight into how professional practices are using software to gain competitive advantage.

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This FAQ on CCH Portal has been compiled from the Q&A sessions that took place at the end of the July 2015 client portal webinars.  Among other topics, it covers:  costs, storage space and filesizes, approval, security and access.

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