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ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
what we do
We support our 162,000 members and 428,000 students throughout their careers, providing services through a network of 89 offices and active centres. Our global infrastructure means that exams and support are delivered at a local level, directly benefiting stakeholders wherever they are based.
We offer IoD members extensive and exclusive support that saves them time, money and effort, whilst gaining them a competitive advantage. You can:
- Business Information Service – valuable and tailored information on topics ranging from market forecasts and industry trends to trading abroad and employee salaries from our professional researchers
- Business Library – a comprehensive collection of online databases as well as books, directories, journals and newspapers
- Directors’ Advisory Service – unbiased and confidential advice on legal, financial, human resources or marketing aspects of running your business, as well as career advice from our business and legal expert advisors
- Directors’ Law Express – prompt answers to your questions on employment, company, commercial and personal legal issues from specialist solicitors
- Directors’ Tax Line – prompt answsers to your questions on business and personal tax, NIC and VAT from tax experts
- Company formation and company secretarial support packages – ensure that you have the right corporate structure with a constitution that works for your business
We are the UK’s tax authority. We are responsible for making sure that the money is available to fund the UK’s public services and for helping families and individuals with targeted financial support.
We were established by Act of Parliament in 2005 as a new department replacing the Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise.
We are a non-ministerial Department established by the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act (CRCA) 2005, replacing the Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise. CRCA vested responsibility for the administration of the tax system in Commissioners appointed by the Queen. The Commissioners are drawn from the Department’s top management.
We report to Parliament through our Treasury minister who oversees our spending.
The Treasury lead on strategic tax policy and policy development. HMRC leads on policy maintenance and implementation. This arrangement for policy making is known as the ‘policy partnership’.
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In the UK, the Prime Minister leads the government with the support of the Cabinet and ministers. You can find out who runs government and how government is run, as well as learning about the history of government.
What we do
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation.
BIS is a ministerial department, supported by 49 agencies and public bodies.
Get an estimate of how much State Pension you may receive either online or in the post.
You can also use the State Pension calculator to find out when you’ll reach State Pension age, or for a quick estimate of the basic State Pension you may get.
About the FSB
The FSB is non-profit making and non-party political
The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches.
Our lobbying arm – led by the Westminster Press and Parliamentary office – applies pressure on MPs, Government and Whitehall and puts the FSB viewpoint over to the media. The FSB also has Press and Parliamentary Offices in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast to lobby the devolved assemblies. Development Managers work alongside members in our regions to further FSB influence at a regional level.
Our main functions
The main functions of Companies House are to:
- incorporate and dissolve limited companies;
- examine and store company information delivered under the Companies Act and related legislation; and
- make this information available to the public.
Welcome to the website developed and managed by the European Commission’s Taxation and Customs Union Directorate-General. Here we aim to disseminate information on the Commission’s work in the areas of taxation and the customs union (see also our mission statement), policy fields that contribute to the promotion of growth and development as well as to the competitiveness of EU businesses.
PAIAM is a networking platform for professionals advising the art market. We have recently extended our membership to overseas professionals. For more details on how to apply and eligibility go to Membership.
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Keith has for a number of years been involved in the annual Farnham Beer Exhibition. The event, run entirely by volunteers, raises annually around £30,000 for local charities and causes.
Manchester City Football Club is a Premier League football club in Manchester, England. Founded in 1880 as St. Mark’s (West Gorton), they became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894.