AAT public policy work

AAT works hard to protect and promote our members' interests. 

We always seek to ensure members' views are represented across all levels of government and public life by engaging with individual politicians, government departments, regulators, think tanks and a range of organisations that help to shape policy.

Here you can find responses to public consultations on a wide range of issues that impact on, or have the potential to impact upon, our 140,000 members. These broadly fall into three categories: 

  • Tax and accountancy 
  • Professional standards
  • Education

2018 responses

Consultation response Organisation Date
Exposure Draft 63 Social Benefits IFAC 20 Feb
SME Access to Finance Inquiry Treasury Select Committee 19 Feb
FCA consultation on SME access to the Financial Ombudsman Service Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) 13 Feb
Plant and machinery lease accounting changes HMRC 8 Feb
Tackling the hidden economy: public sector licensing HMRC 8 Feb
Making Tax Digital: interest harmonisation and sanctions for late payment HMRC 8 Feb
Call for Evidence: rent a room relief HM Treasury 16 Jan
FRC Corporate Governance FRC 11 Jan

View archives from previous years' documents below.

Previous years' responses

Archived policy documents

2017

2016 

2015 

2014

2013