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
Limited partnerships: reform of limited partnership law Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 14 June
Business productivity review: call for evidence Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 14 June
Automation and the Future of Work inquiry Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee 14 June
Fourth Industrial Revolution inquiry Education Committee 7 June
Tax abuse and insolvency HMRC 7 June
Inheritance Tax Review Office of Tax Simplification 6 June
Capital Gains Tax: Payment window for residential property gains HMRC 15 May
Tax avoidance involving profit fragmentation HMRC 15 May
Alternative method of VAT collection – split payment HMT & HMRC 15 May
The Conduct of Tax Enquiries and the Resolution of Tax Disputes Treasury Select Committee 9 May
Economic Crime Treasury Select Committee 3 May
Cash and digital payments in the new economy HM Treasury 3 May
Tackling the plastics problem HM Treasury 1 May
Inquiry into Corporate Governance: Delivering on Fair Pay (2) Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee 25 Apr
Prompt Payment by Government Suppliers The Cabinet Office & The Crown Commercial Service 24 Apr
Financing growth in innovative firms: Enterprise Investment Scheme knowledge-intensive fund consultation HM Treasury 19 Apr
Allowing Entrepreneurs’ Relief on gains made before dilution HM Treasury 19 Apr
VAT Inquiry Treasury Select Committee 18 Apr
Taxation of self-funded work-related training HM Treasury 18 Apr
Enforcement of employment rights recommendations Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 12 Apr
VAT registration threshold: call for evidence HM Treasury 12 Apr
Corporate Governance: Delivering on Fair Pay (1) Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 10 Apr
Extension of Offshore Time Limits HMRC 3 Apr
Modernising ATOL Civil Aviation Authority 20 Mar
SME & Productivity Inquiry Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee 23 Feb
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

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Previous years' responses

Archived policy documents

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