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Date Added | August 21, 2019

As part of 2020’s commitment to help and support accountancy firms, we continue to facilitate over 50 Regional Members meetings each year. They are very popular, as the meetings allow delegates it’s good to talk – share and learn! What Read More

Most common challenges affecting the profession

Date Added | August 19, 2019

We read an article from America which we have adapted for the UK and Irish market; The most common challenges affecting the profession; Staffing Pressures. Because “Pay and benefits” remains the biggest factor/issue to attract and retain team members (including Read More

A great listen – International CPD Technology Update

Date Added | August 19, 2019

Gordon Gilchrist have just listened to the most informative webinar I have heard for ages – so many accountancy firms are asking; What should our IT Stack look like? Where do we look for guidance on IT and Tech generally? Read More

Upcoming September Webinars 2019

Date Added | August 8, 2019

See the latest upcoming 2020 webinars for September 2019, providing a large selection of training for accountants, covering  essential international CPD, tax updates, practice management and audit webinars. These 2020 webinars feature great industry speakers covering all aspects of the accountancy Read More

Changes to the Solicitors Accounts Rules (SAR)

Date Added | August 6, 2019

The Legal Services Board has recently approved sweeping regulatory reforms proposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under its Looking to the Future programme. The changes are expected to be effective from 25 November 2019. The new SRA Standards and Regulations Read More

Team Bonuses

Date Added | July 31, 2019

As part of our ongoing support and education for accountancy firms we recently came across a few queries regarding team bonuses and which were the most Popular. There are 4 items that spring to mind as being well received by Read More

MTD – Businesses urged to register Before August

Date Added | July 30, 2019

Businesses are being urged to register for Making Tax Digital before August. Businesses with an annual turnover above £85,000 are being urged to switch over to Making Tax Digital (MTD) before the 7th August filing date. More than 600,000 businesses Read More

Accountex Summit North focuses on latest trends

Date Added | July 24, 2019

Award-winning BBC broadcaster Joe Lynam will headline an enticing Accountex Summit North conference programme at Manchester Central on September 10. Joe will deliver his keynote address ‘Are We in a Crisis?’ in the 800-seat main auditorium at the second one-day Read More

Buy Sell Merge and Technology Leaps

Date Added | July 18, 2019

Buy, Sell, Merge Accounting firms have more than its fair share of baby boomers with the obvious consequence that there is a significant surge of ownership and succession planning activity over the past 5 years and over the next 5 Read More

2020 Innovation – International Associations/Networks

Date Added | July 15, 2019

International Associations/Networks As the world is becoming smaller and smaller with the advances in technology, the importance of independent accounting firms being part of an International Association or Network is becoming equally important. The recent Moore Stephens London office merger Read More

Platinum Membership Updates 2019

Date Added | July 12, 2019

We thought this would be a good opportunity to update you on some of the enhancements we have made to 2020 Platinum Membership subscription! There have been several additions and updates made in the past few months, including: Tax Planning Read More

Back to Basics – Practice Management Reporting

Date Added | July 11, 2019

How do you monitor your practice deadlines and filings? Are spreadsheets still being used extensively? Or do you use software, many of which will auto-populate relevant tracking fields? This video looks at the creation of a variety of user defined Read More

2020 Pricing Questionnaire

Date Added | July 11, 2019

At 2020 we often receive requests for guidance as to how much to charge for a particular service or product. We have therefore compiled a summary of services below.  It is a very comprehensive questionnaire with over 60 services from Read More

2020 Innovation – Upcoming webinars for July 2019

Date Added | July 4, 2019

See the latest upcoming webinars for July 2019, providing a large selection of training for accountants, covering  essential international CPD, tax updates, practice management and audit webinars. These 2020 webinars feature great industry speakers covering all aspects of the accountancy Read More

The 2020 Annual Conference – Event Update

Date Added | June 24, 2019

  Our industry is in the midst of massive changes. Whilst we are number two on the hit list of declining roles according to the World Economic Forum, the profession has its biggest opportunity ever to move up the value Read More

The 2020 Business advisory Conference Event 2019

Date Added | June 21, 2019

The 2020 Business Advisory Conference was a great success, with great speakers sharing their knowledge on all aspects of providing business advisory services and creating greater financial success and wealth for clients. The conference, held on 13th June 2019 at Read More

Upcoming 2020 webinars for June 2019

Date Added | June 6, 2019

Take a look at our  latest upcoming webinars for June 2019, providing a  selection of training for accountants, covering international CPD, tax updates, practice management and audit webinars. These webinars feature great industry speakers covering all aspects of the accountancy Read More

WHAT’S MY ACCOUNTING FIRM WORTH?

Date Added | May 14, 2019

All accountants want to know “How much is my business worth”?  The correct answer of course is “it all depends”. To value a practice, we look at turnover, profitability, average client size, client proposition, team capability and motivation, location, previous claims, Read More

Discover 2020 Software

Date Added | May 13, 2019

Your website should make an immediate impact when someone views it. It should promote forward looking and value added services such as business planning, finance, wealth management and tax planning. Your website is an important tool for prospects choosing an Read More

Tools of the week: Practice Management

Date Added | May 8, 2019

This week we’re looking at tools from the Practice Management Hub, which contains a plethora of practical guides and resources to help improve your profits as an accountancy practice. 12 Month Profit Improvement Plan – Strategy and Profit improvement You Read More

2020 at Accountex 2019!

Date Added | May 8, 2019

Accountex 2019 took place at ExCeL London last week and 2020 were proud to be a part of the largest annual accountancy event. There were over 200 seminars, keynotes and workshops and a large scale exhibition featuring over 250 of Read More

2020 Innovation – Tools of the Week

Date Added | April 30, 2019

This week we take a look at some of the most popular Business Advisory tools. Containing over 150 checklists, guides and calculators, Tax Planning, Wealth Management, Marketing and Positioning and Strategic Planning. The advisory hub is a great source of Read More

THE CHANGE TO BECOMING AN ADVISORY LED FIRM

Date Added | April 9, 2019

If you’ve made the decision to become a business advisory firm and operate in the high value sector of the market then well done! You have made the first change in a process that will differentiate your firm from compliance Read More

2020 Innovation at Accountex 2019!

Date Added | April 9, 2019

2020 are excited to attend the upcoming Accountex conference and Expo returning to the ExCel Center this May! The 2019 Accountex conference and expo is Europe’s largest annual business event, where the accounting professions gather to shape the future of Read More

The 2020 Spring Conference 2019

Date Added | March 20, 2019

 2020 hosted the first conference of the year, the 2019 Spring Conference, on 7th March at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena. The conference opened with a overview by Ian Fletcher and Gordon Gilchrist, highlighting the days itinerary, before introducing the first of Read More

2020 Innovation receive CPD Accreditation Badge!

Date Added | March 18, 2019

2020 Innovation receive accreditation from CPD Standards! 2020 are delighted to have received accreditation from the CPD Standards Office, demonstrating a consistently high quality level of training aimed at tax, accounting and bookkeeping professionals. The marks of excellence demonstrates to Read More

Making Tax Digital – Exemptions Guidance Now Released!

Date Added | March 4, 2019

HMRC has recently released the latest Making Tax Digital exemptions guide for taxpayers, for the upcoming MTD commencing April 1 2019. This MTD exemption guide provides a digital record, detailing record keeping and the necessary requirements for Making Tax Digital. Read More

Coming soon – Brexit planning checklist for 2020 Members!

Date Added | February 13, 2019

Brexit – what now for businesses that trade with the EU? There is still uncertainty around what Brexit will mean and planning for a “no deal” scenario seems sensible right now. We have prepared a comprehensive “no deal” Brexit planning Read More

2020 Spring Conference 2019 – Book your place now!

Date Added | February 12, 2019

 The 2020 Spring Conference is specifically designed to ensure you are fully up to date and ready for the challenges ahead. We have lined up some exciting speakers and topics to ensure you leave this conference with a specific Read More

2020 Spring Conference 2019 Details Announced!

Date Added | January 24, 2019

  Thursday 7th March 2019 The Ricoh Arena Coventry EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT Book on or before 8th Feb 2019 Keeping Control in a Changing Environment Political uncertainty and the UK’s expected departure from the EU means times are turbulent! Businesses face Read More

The 2020 Merger and Acquisition Action Pack

Date Added | January 23, 2019

The Merger & Acquisition (M&A) Action Pack has been written to help 2020 Platinum members understand the steps and procedures when buying, selling or merging their practices. It is designed to provide an overview of the planning, methodology and post Read More

2020 Innovation What’s on 2019 – Upcoming events

Date Added | January 11, 2019

Happy New Year from all at 2020 Innovation! 2020 Innovation has released the dates for the new upcoming CPD webinars for your delegates! 2019 CPD webinars include; CPD Webinars – 14 x 2 hour CPD webinars covering topics such as Pre Read More

The 20th Annual 2020 Conference Event 2018

Date Added | December 5, 2018

  The 20th Annual 2020 Conference 2018  2020 hosted its 20th Annual Conference at QEII Centre, London on 22nd November 2018 In a completely over-subscribed conference, accountants heard how tech is having a massive impact on our industry – Artificial Read More

The 20th Annual 2020 Conference 2018

Date Added | November 29, 2018

The 20th Annual 2020 Conference The Changing Face Of Accountancy 2020 hosted its 20th Annual Conference at QEII Centre, London on 22nd November 2018. In a completely over-subscribed conference, accountants heard how tech is having a massive impact on our Read More

The Practice Management Hub

Date Added | October 30, 2018

The Practice Management Hub (PM Hub) is an exclusive benefit of 2020 Platinum member and containing advice on setting a strategy and improving your profits as an accountancy practice. Technology is having a massive impact on how we run our Read More

Making Tax Digital – October Update

Date Added | October 25, 2018

The Making Tax Digital Action Pack has been updated to include a commentary on: Agent services account; Software Suppliers supporting MTD; Spreadsheets and bridging software; HMRC guidance. The full update is available to 2020 members in the Making Tax Digital Read More

2020 Business Advisory BAM : Management

Date Added | September 17, 2018

2020 Business Advisory BAM: Identifying Key Management Systems for Clients 2020 have written the Business Advisory Manual (B.A.M)  which contains the guidance, training and tools, to position your firm as a business adviser and the resources to make this happen. The Read More

2020 Business Advisory BAM : Finance

Date Added | September 13, 2018

2020 Business Advisory Services BAM: Advising Clients on Long Term Financial Strategy 2020 have written the Business Advisory Manual (B.A.M)  which contains the guidance, training and tools to position your firm as a business adviser and the resources to make Read More

2020 Business Advisory BAM : Wealth Management

Date Added | September 7, 2018

2020 Business Advisory BAM : How to be Successful with Wealth Management 2020 have written the Business Advisory Manual (B.A.M)  which contains the guidance, training and tools, to position your firm as a business adviser and the resources to make Read More

2020 Business Advisory BAM : Corporate Finance

Date Added | September 6, 2018

2020 Business Advisory BAM: Assisting Clients with Corporate Finance 2020 have written the Business Advisory Manual (B.A.M)  which contains the guidance, training and tools, to position your firm as a business adviser and the resources to make this happen. In the Read More

2020 Business Advisory BAM : Tax Planning

Date Added | September 5, 2018

2020 Business Advisory Services: Tax Planning with Clients 2020 have written the Business Advisory Manual (B.A.M)  which contains the guidance, training and tools, to position your firm as a business adviser and the resources to make this happen If you Read More

2020 Business Advisory Services (BAM) : Marketing and Positioning

Date Added | September 3, 2018

2020 Innovation Business Advisory Services: Marketing and Positioning your firm as a Business Adviser 2020 have written the Business Advisory Manual (B.A.M) which contains the guidance, training and tools, to position your firm as a business adviser and the resources Read More

Business Advisory Manual (BAM)

Date Added | August 28, 2018

Our industry is changing, technology is having a massive impact.  Artificial intelligence and data analytics are here. The rise of cloud accounting alters the way we deal with clients. 2020 estimates that around a third of the industry are not Read More

2020 BUSINESS ADVISORY MANUAL

Date Added | August 7, 2018

Announcing the largest collection of Business advisory training, guidance and resources ever released in the UK! Our industry is changing, technology is having a massive impact.  Artificial intelligence and data analytics are here. The rise of cloud accounting alters the Read More

2020 Innovation – CPD Training for Accountants

Date Added | August 1, 2018

CPD Training for Accountants (Continuing Professional Development) is professional learning, enabling accountants, tax professionals and bookkeepers to keep their technical skills, business skills, and industry knowledge up to date. CPD requirements are driven by the employee rather than the employer Read More

2020 Annual Conference – Meet the Speakers!

Date Added | August 1, 2018

2020 Annual Conference – Places still available! 87% of the available places are now sold! If you’re still interested in attending book today! The 20th Annual 2020 Conference is the premier conference for practising accountants and tax professionals! Featuring great Read More

2020 Innovation – Making Tax Digital for VAT

Date Added | July 31, 2018

The MTD Action Pack has been updated to include a summary and link to the HMRC VAT Notice 700/22 – “Making tax Digital for VAT” Following the publication of the draft VAT notice back in December 2017 and detailed consultations Read More

The 20th Annual 2020 Conference

Date Added | June 26, 2018

Taking place on the 22nd of November at the QEII centre in London, the 2020 Annual Conference features some exceptional speakers! Technology is having a massive impact on our industry. Artificial intelligence and data analytics are a reality. The rise Read More

What is Outsourcing?

Date Added | June 25, 2018

*Article kindly supplied by Global Infosys The term ‘outsourcing’ is generally a word that everyone knows of, but often doesn’t really understand. Outsourcing is what happens when you decide to ask a business or individual who is not directly employed Read More

Download the 2020 Innovation World Cup Chart!

Date Added | June 7, 2018

  This June, hosts Russia will kick off the 2018 World Cup finals, the biggest football tournament ever, in 8 days’ time!With their first game taking on Saudi Arabia in Moscow, while defending champions Germany will play opening game against Mexico. Five-time Read More

2020 Innovation – Accountex 2018

Date Added | May 29, 2018

2020 Innovation were in attendance at the 2018 Accountex National Accountancy Exhibition! Accountex gives decision makers the unique opportunity to discover new products from over 200 exhibitors, hear keynotes from leading industry names, including Ian Fletcher and Gordon Gilchrist and all whilst Read More

April GDPR Update

Date Added | April 30, 2018

The GDPR deadline is 25 May 2018 and we expect most of you will be finalising your arrangements for compliance just now. The key point to address is to ensure that you have demonstrated “comprehensive but proportionate” governance measures. In Read More

Making Tax Digital (MTD) Action Pack – April Update

Date Added | April 17, 2018

Legislation passed and proposed The final version of the VAT regulations (SI 2018/261) has been passed by Parliament. See http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/261/regulation/7/made The regulations come into force on 1 April 2019 for all VAT registered businesses with turnover above the VAT threshold. There Read More

2020 Innovation – Thought of the week: Value Pricing

Date Added | March 19, 2018

2020 Innovation – Value Pricing I was presenting at Accountex Summit North in Manchester recently and a number of delegates approached me on the subject of value pricing, questioning how best to value price Cloud based services with their clients. Read More

The New MTD VAT Regulations – More questions than answers?

Date Added | March 13, 2018

Don’t get bogged down in too much detail that you miss the big picture. The final version of the VAT regulations (SI 2018/261) has been passed by Parliament. See http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/261/regulation/7/made The regulations come into force on 1 April 2019. There Read More

DRAFT VAT LEGISLATION

Date Added | January 30, 2018

On 18 December 2017, HMRC published the draft VAT secondary legislation together with examples of how the business account records might link with the HMRC computer in order to comply with MTD for VAT. The legislation specifies that “functional compatible Read More

HMRC OUTLINES POINTS-BASED PENALTY MODEL FOR MTD

Date Added | January 29, 2018

HMRC has published details of the penalties system for late submissions and payments under Making Tax Digital, confirming its plans to pursue a points-based model. On the 13 December 2017, HMRC updated their consultation “Making Tax Digital – sanctions for Read More

ARE “TRADITIONAL” ACCOUNTING FIRMS DEAD?

Date Added | January 24, 2018

What is the Future of the accounting industry? We won’t recognise traditional accounting firms in 10 years because of the merging of humans and technology that will have taken place. Like most innovations, the changes will occur first at the Read More

NEED HELP TO FINANCE THE JANUARY TAX BILL

Date Added | January 22, 2016

Do you or your clients need immediate funding for the January tax bill or for working capital. 2020 Finance has access to funding providers that can help with: Personal unsecured loans from £25,000 – to £150,000 based on a fixed Read More

2020 ANNOUNCE ANNUAL CONFERENCE VENUE AND SPEAKERS

Date Added | January 15, 2016

The 18th Annual 2020 Conference 2016 10th & 11th November 2016 The Changing Face Of Accountancy – Managing the Change NEW for 2016!  The conference comprises 2 FULL DAYS including a gala awards dinner.  We have secured some of the world’s best speakers Read More

Cathy’s Triple Challenge

Date Added | September 1, 2015

Marketing Manager Catherine Deakin is looking forward to her latest adventure, as she and husband James prepare to welcome their triplets in just a few weeks time. Cathy joined 2020 in 2003 and has been a valuable and dedicated member of the Read More

An Idiot Abroad – 2020 Style!

Date Added | August 31, 2015

Here’s how some of the 2020 team spent their summer…       Ian Fletcher and wife Sally mountain biking in Montenegro  And enjoying the sights of Dubrovnik, Croatia     . Krissy Skelding and family enjoying a pirate ship cruise Read More

Software tutorials

Date Added | October 12, 2011

WINK – Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate Read More

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