Keeping on top of news and developments in the world of accountancy can feel like a full-time job. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to! There are plenty of useful websites and blogs out there to help accountants and bookkeepers stay in the know. Here are our top 10 picks for you to bookmark.
Stay in the loop
With multiple posts published every day under categories such as ‘HMRC & Policy’ and ‘Business Tax’, accountingWEB is a treasure trove of information for accountants and bookkeepers who are keen to stay engaged with industry news and insights. It also hosts accountingWEB Live, a series of regular webinars with industry experts which cover all sorts of topics, from mental health in the workplace to artificial intelligence and, of course, Making Tax Digital.
Taxation is a weekly magazine that’s been around since 1927. Their website, Taxation.co.uk, is packed full of accounting news and has a catalogue of tax cases for you to dive into. Subscribers can post questions in an active reader forum about specific client scenarios and get instant input from a network of accountants. To unlock these online features, you’ll need to sign up for a subscription to Taxation magazine.
3. Accountancy Today
As you might expect from the name, Accountancy Today is a reliable source of the most up-to-date news for accountants. They’ve got it all covered, from the latest new company appointments to industry interviews and analysis. An individual subscription, priced at £4.99 per month, will give you full access to the site’s exclusive content.
Having made the change from print publication to digital resource many years ago, AccountancyAge is regarded as a hub of insight and news for accountants, bookkeepers and finance professionals.
Updated several times a day, the HMRC feed on the gov.uk website displays all of the organisation's updates and announcements, including news of legislative changes.
6. Accounting Insight from Accountex
Known for its accounting exhibitions and conferences, Accountex also provides Accounting Insight - a platform brimming with sector news and updates from a host of experts and industry insiders. This curated feed of content brings together practice advice, guidance on industry changes and analysis of the latest reports.
PracticeWIN is a free app designed for everyone in the accounting profession, from junior accountants to partners. You’ll get easy access to the latest news in the industry direct to your phone, as well as information from expert contributors on topics like tax, marketing and CPD (look out for FreeAgent’s handy resources!).
8. Business Live
Business Live will help you keep an eye on the wider business landscape. With content organised by both region and sector, you’ll find it easy to find the information that is most relevant to you and your clients.
9. The 6 Figure Bookkeeper
The 6 Figure Bookkeeper is a dedicated website for bookkeepers. It provides free content downloads, hints and tips, a Facebook community and a regular podcast with guests from across the industry.
10. Your industry body
Checking in with your industry body is another helpful way of keeping on top of updates and changes that are likely to affect you and your practice. Bodies such as ACCA, ICAS, ICAEW, AAT, CIMA and ICB have news and insight sections on their websites that provide news analysis, regulatory updates and practical advice. Sign up to your industry body’s newsletter to make sure that you never miss a beat.
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