2020 Updates its members on the latest indicators for the UK economy and society

Getting the most out of your Virtual Team

Date Added | August 4, 2020

2020 facilitated a webinar yesterday afternoon addressing the concerns of working with a virtual team.  This webinar follows a theme of “working virtually” and the theme will build on delivering remote auditing, accounts preparation, tax returns, bookkeeping, the Virtual Financial Read More

2020 Launches the “CLIENT LEARNING CENTRE”

Date Added | July 30, 2020

The resources on this website are designed to help clients and prospects with new ideas, news, training and the tools to move their businesses forward. This is now available for members to link to their own website as a supporting Read More

2020 Innovation – Brexit?

Date Added | July 28, 2020

As if C19 was not providing enough ambiguity in our businesses, we have the additional variable with Brexit! Fellow member, Roberts Nathan based in Dublin and Cork have agreed to be 2020’s “go to” partner for any enquiries regarding Brexit Read More

Brexit – What Happens Next?

Date Added | July 28, 2020

Written by Peter Roberts, Roberts Nathan The UK formally left the EU on 31st January 2020. However, in the last six months there has been effectively no identifiable change for consumers and businesses because we are all in the Transition Read More

2020 Innovation – Managing Partner Focus Groups

Date Added | July 28, 2020

We recently facilitated some Managing Partner Focus Groups to discuss the impact of C19. It was really interesting to hear the views in such an environment where people feel they can share with like-minded people the issues of today without Read More

The Future of Payroll

Date Added | July 20, 2020

Daniel Hull, Director at Wagemate | Your Payroll Service writes about the future of payroll: Over the last 10 years, a growing workload has been placed on payroll departments. Since HMRC introduced RTI (Real Time Information) and the requirement of UK companies to Read More

Payroll Changes in 2020-21

Date Added | July 20, 2020

Daniel Hull, director at Wagemate | Your Payroll Service writes about changes to laws and rules affecting payroll in 2020/21: This has been a busy year for payroll departments across the UK. Here are the big developments that affected them. Coronavirus Job Retention Read More

Value pricing is the same thing as selling

Date Added | July 20, 2020

I hosted an excellent and thought provoking webinar with Mark Wickersham on Monday last week and listened intently with some of his observations and comments. The issue that really jumped out at me was the starting point; whether clients are Read More

2020’s C19 review for the week ended 17th July

Date Added | July 20, 2020

As each week passes we see more clearly what our short-term world looks like.  Local lockdowns, wearing face masks to prevent a resurgence of Covid-19 and significant easing of restrictions on where we can work and spend our leisure time. Read More


Date Added | July 14, 2020

It has been a busy week with new Government initiatives on reduced VAT, updates to the Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), Eat to Help Out scheme and the reopening of certain businesses. The reduced VAT scheme starts on the 15th July Read More

2020 Summarise Chancellor’s Summer Economic Update announced

Date Added | July 10, 2020

On Wednesday, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak made a speech entitled “Summer Economic Update” where he unveiled further Government supports and he unveiled the Government’s plan for jobs which he described as the “Second phase in the Government’s economic response to Read More

2020 Innovation – Online training for accountants

Date Added | July 2, 2020

“The Move to the Cloud – Software Update” & “Efficient Production of Accounts” presented by Kevin Salter yesterday afternoon. In the first webinarKevinhighlighted the ever-increasing speed at which everything is moving to the cloud, especially with the impact of C19 Read More

CPD for Accountants – FCA Webinars

Date Added | July 1, 2020

CPD for accountants Earlier this week Ian Fletcher presented the ‘Introduction to FCA Clients’ webinar as part of the FCA series of 5 webinars throughout this year. This particular webinar was written to introduce fee earners to the FCA regime and to Read More

Tax newsletter available for accountants

Date Added | July 1, 2020

The July tax newsletter is now available to send to clients and use as a marketing tool for prospects. The contents of this edition include flexible furlough conditions, correcting errors in previous claims, self-employed income support grants and the tax Read More

Tax Training for accountants and tax professionals

Date Added | June 25, 2020

The cost to Governments to stimulate economies through C19 has been unprecedented and there is more to come. This all has to be repaid and we can therefore expect a high tax regimes. What does this means for accountants in Read More

C19 Resources for Accountants

Date Added | June 25, 2020

44 seconds to provide C19 Support for clients of accountancy firm! A website has been recently developed for 2020 members, featuring the latest client tools and guides. you can add the website to yours via a url link with a Read More

Marketing for Accountants – Good news for 2020 Members

Date Added | June 25, 2020

Unbelievably, 2020 members have reported there are accountancy firms that have shut their door due to C19 – why? • because they could not work from home, • they had nothing in place about electronic document management, • they had Read More

2020 Innovation – Prepping For Post Crisis Opportunities

Date Added | June 2, 2020

Having recorded a webinar with a 2020 Partner, Advance Track, it was very clear that the consistency of strategic thinking from forward thinking accountancy firms is remarkably similar. Specifically, most firms are agreed that a high level of priority must Read More

2020 Innovation – Profitability – The 5 Rules of Recovery

Date Added | May 29, 2020

Following our previous article Profitability and Calculating Charge-Out Rates as part of 2020’s commitment to supporting accountancy firms and educating and training accountants our fourth article is focused on recoverabilities. There are 5 rules of percentage recovery that are being Read More

2020 Innovation – C19 Business News Update

Date Added | May 27, 2020

Please see our latest C19 Business News Update to send to clients titled ‘Time to Reflect and Plan Ahead.’ Plus there are details on The Coronavirus Act 2020 Functions of HMRC (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) Direction.   There are also Read More

2020 Latest News – Tools and COVID Support May 2020

Date Added | May 18, 2020

Further Resources and Client Communications concerning COVID19 2020 have released the latest C19 Business News Update to send to clients including details of how employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme from Read More

Client Referrals

Date Added | May 15, 2020

Client Referrals As we continue to navigate our way through C19, 2020 members are reporting growth primarily through client referrals and, almost unbelievably, with clients of accountancy firms that have all but shut their door!  It appears that there are Read More

Working Virtually – Digital CPD

Date Added | May 13, 2020

Covid-19 has focused all our minds across business and personal lifestyle. We are told every cloud has a silver lining and this may be true as we adjust and adapt our lives to accommodate the environment brought on by Covid-19. Read More

COVID-19: Business Support for Accountants – Grant statistics

Date Added | May 12, 2020

Business Support for accountants- Grant Statistics By the end of 5th May 2020, Local Authorities reported that over 71,000 applications have been submitted for the Small Business Grant Scheme and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grant Scheme across Scotland. Read More

2020 Steps Up

Date Added | May 11, 2020

As 2020’s ongoing commitment to support its members and the wider community of accounting firms.  Marketing videos have been released on the 2020 website under the Business Advisory Hub and made exclusively available for 2020 members.  These videos are designed Read More

Latest news: Training and Resoures for Accountants

Date Added | May 11, 2020

2020 have added briefing notes covering the ‘Coronavirus Act 2020: Status Table’ and a useful article on ‘Contracts – Where You Stand with Covid-19’. A webinar recording in association with Knights PLC lawyers on the topic of Contracts will be Read More

COVID Support for Accountants – Business Survival

Date Added | April 17, 2020

COVID BUSINESS SURVIVAL The Government has stepped in to provide support to certain areas of the economy but even with this becoming available in the coming weeks, some of us will need advice on how to survive the lock down. Read More


Date Added | April 8, 2020

A CRISIS CAN REALLY FOCUS THE MIND…. Written 8 April 2020 It is abundantly clear that some of us are still finding plenty of reasons to avoid uncomfortable conversations with clients about cash collection, agreeing and sending out fee notes. There Read More

2020 Innovation – Office Update

Date Added | March 28, 2020

In view of the current situation with Covid-19 and in accordance with the latest advice, the 2020 team will be working from home starting Wednesday 18th March 2020.  During these times we would like to reassure you that we have Read More

Setting Your Strategy For The Year Ahead

Date Added | January 17, 2020

Setting Your Strategy For The Year Ahead Now is a good time to take a breath, reflect on how things have gone and prepare for the year ahead! The world is changing and so is our industry. We seem to Read More

Reduce the burden of manual data entry this tax season

Date Added | November 5, 2019

Automate manual data entry across your practice with Sage. Did you know that UK accountancy and bookkeeping practices will waste 9 million hours on manual data entry this tax season? Further to this, another 2 million hours can be lost Read More

New 2020 Webinar Booking Process

Date Added | September 30, 2019

We have recently invested in a more efficient webinar booking process, making it easier and faster for you to book webinars.There is a NEW Webinar Group Booking Tool allowing you to book your entire webinar programme for you and your Read More

Where there’s a will..

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

Latest News and Updates -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

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


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


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

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

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

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 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

What is Outsourcing? What are the benefits?

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

April GDPR Update: The Key Points

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

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


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


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


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


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 and Presentation

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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