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Tackling tax avoidance always a welcome policy

AAT Tax Adviser Brian Palmer comments on HM Treasury's new consultation paper, which outlines fresh penalties for those who help enable tax avoidance, along with changes to existing legislation for those who use tax avoidance arrangements defeated by HMRC. 

History's great financial fools

They say that a fool and his money are soon parted. To mark this year’s April Fools Day, AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) has researched memorable moments from history where individuals and organisations have made a great financial mistake, either through failing to capitalise on a great investment opportunity, or through taking one that spectacularly backfired.

ISCA, AAT and SAA-GE ink MOU to develop accounting talent in the region

The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and its education arm SAA Global Education (SAA-GE) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) to offer the AAT qualification in Singapore.  

Apprenticeships can drive UK growth, provided we create enough in the right areas

New research from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the UK’s leading qualification and membership body for accounting staff, demonstrates how apprenticeships can deliver the skills that Britain will need in the future.

Poor advice stunting young people’s career aspirations

AAT research finds 14-19 year old’s ambitions are not being met with relevant or helpful career advice.

Britain's workers value companionship and recognition over a big salary, a recent report revealed.

A detailed study commissioned by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) looked into work attitudes and found that many factors outweigh the pay cheque, such as relationships with colleagues, self-worth, and the nature of the job itself.

Eight in ten of the 2,000 people polled said they would turn down a big salary increase if it meant working with people or an environment they didn't like.

Bigger businesses more concerned about regulating ethical behaviour

New research from AAT shows that the bigger the business, the less likely it is for business owners to trust their employees to act ethically. Only 37% of SMEs trust their staff to do the right thing compared to 66% of microbusinesses.

Micro businesses deterred by digital tax system

Britain’s micro businesses and the self-employed are feeling the effects of a more digital based tax system with 39 per cent saying they feel excluded and lack the resource and understanding to keep up, according to new research from AAT.

'Benefits in kind should be treated equally and taxed at the same rate' say UK accounting and payroll professionals

81 per cent of payroll and accounting professionals say that benefits in kind should be treated equally, according to a joint report by the CIPP and AAT.

Success for landmark accounting training programme in Saudi Arabia

A group of female nationals employed within BAE Systems Saudi Arabia’s Finance Department have qualified with AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) in the first training programme of this kind to take place in Saudi Arabia.