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Making Tax Digital: AAT comments on Government consultation responses

On 31 January 2017, the Government published a series of consultation responses relating to Making Tax Digital (MTD), the £1.3bn programme to make HMRC the most digitally advanced tax administration in the world by 2020.

MPs and accountancy bodies: Apprenticeships policy must change

Almost half of all MPs (46%) think the Government’s three million apprenticeship starts target ignores the importance of both quality and completion rates and should be modified, according to a new study commissioned by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

AAT becomes approved Apprentice Assessment Organisation

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) has been approved as an Apprentice Assessment Organisation (AAO) for the Accounting Trailblazer Apprenticeships, a Government initiative designed to give employers the opportunity to take the lead in developing apprenticeship standards to meet their needs. 

AAT launches new Professional Member Awards

AAT is launching a series of Professional Member Awards. 

British mothers say having children significantly impacted on their careers

Over half of British mothers feel they have been held back at work after having children, compared to under a quarter of fathers, according to a new survey by AAT.

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.