P/A Online 2020

Webinar Details

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CPD Hours: 7


Event partners

This 7 hour CPD event is entirely pre-recorded and includes:

  • High quality 5 x 1 hour pre-recorded videos and audio broadcast (topic titles are listed below)
  • Q&A – our 1 hour live “Shape The Debate” Q&A originally broadcast live in November 2020 with Tony Austin, Ralph Tiffin and David Potts. This is your opportunity to hear our experts answering attendee questions on both the pre-recorded content and general day to day accounting and finance issues.
  • P/A Online 2020 Exhibition – chance to gain additional hours of CPD, including a choice of webinar from our Distance Learning catalogue worth £35 +VAT.

Education sessions include:-

1. TAX

Presented by Tony Austin.

Session 1 - General Tax Update and Finance Act 2020

A summary of the major changes in legislation and practice relating to UK income tax, capital gains tax and corporation tax over the last 12 months, including:

  • Main provisions of Finance Act 2020
  • Legislation taking effect from 6 April 2020
  • Rules for off-payroll working effective from 6 April 2021
  • CGT 30 day reporting
  • Changes to Entrepreneur’s Relief

Session 2 - Business Asset Disposal Relief (formerly Entrepreneurs' Relief)

In certain circumstances, this relief reduces the charge to capital gains tax on gains made by individuals when disposing of a business or a part of a business. An explanation of the latest rules on what used to be called Entrepreneur’s Relief and how they apply in practice.

  • An understanding of the current rules
  • The effect of recent changes
  • Opportunities and pitfalls

2. Financial Reporting

Presented by Ralph Tiffin and David Potts

Session 1 - Financial Reporting in the Age of Covid-19 (Ralph Tiffin)

This one hour session looks at the key areas that must be considered and the calculations and disclosures required to ensure a “true and fair view” in these most uncertain times.
Examples of what might be done and actions to be taken are included in the notes to the session.

Session 2 - Key developments under IFRS (David Potts)

This session is designed to provide a clear summary of the most important recent developments in IFRS especially changes to be implemented for 31 December 2020 year ends and beyond and the emerging issues from changes already in place. The focus will be on the issues which are likely to be most relevant to private (and AIM listed) companies reporting under IFRS rather than those larger entities with a full listing. This session will look at:

  • IFRS 16 – leases
  • IFRS 15 – matters arising
  • Changes to the IFRS for SMEs – what is the significance; and
  • COVID – 19 – IFRS reporting implications

3. Accounting for SME's

Presented by David Potts.

Session 1 - Key Financial Reporting Issues for SMEs

This session will concentrate on the most important financial reporting issues for Small (Micro) and Medium sized entities. The session will cover the following:

  • Developments and changes to FRS 102, FRS 102(1a) and FRS 105
  • Company Law developments and possible further developments for 2021 and beyond
  • COVID -19 reporting issues including accounting for Business Rates relief, Furlough receipts and rental holidays.

The session will be practical and will only consider those issues of most relevance to smaller entities.

4. Our Event Partner

Wolters Kluwer

Pre-recorded sessions -

Wolters Kluwer will be presenting a 30-minute education session in addition to your 5-hours of content from David Potts, Ralph Tiffin and Tony Austin.

Shape the Debate - 18th November 2020 13:00-14:00

Wolters Kluwer will also be hosting "Shape the Debate" live Q&A with our experts.

David Potts
David Potts

David Potts

Chartered Accountant

David has considerable experience in financial training. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987 and went on to work as an audit maager with BDO until 1990, when he became a full-time financial trainer. Until 1994, David mainly delivered courses preparing students for their professional examinations for ICAEW, ACCA and CIMA qualifications.

From 1994, David concentrated on delivering continuing professional development training on international developments in financial reporting.

David has personally delivered over 1,000 days training to representatives of international PLCs, Investment Banks, accountancy firms, and several major law firms.

With experience ranging from the smallest owner-managed business through to major international PLCs, David is able to appreciate the practical implementation of developments for the users and preparers of accounts.

Tony Austin
Tony Austin

Tony Austin

Chartered Accountant and Tax Specialist

Tony has been a Chartered Accountant and tax specialist for over 30 years of which nearly 20 years were as tax partner with BDO and Mazars. He advises owner managed businesses, both large and small, on all aspects of direct taxation and tax planning affecting them and the people that own them. This has involved him in tax planning for businesses coming to the UK, foreign business owners setting up here, group structuring, transfer pricing and employment tax matters and partnerships.

Tony has also written for LexisNexis and lectured on a variety of direct tax topics

Ralph Tiffin
Ralph Tiffin

Ralph Tiffin

Ralph is principal of his own chartered accountancy firm and registered auditors. He also acts as interim CFO of the rail division of an international consultancy. Ralph provides consultancy for many companies in the UK and overseas on subjects ranging from applying IFRS, project appraisal, through to ethics and fraud prevention. He is the author of a range of texts on accounting (guide to IFRS) auditing (ICAS audit manual) and project appraisal.

Online Exhibition

The exhibition is now open and features leading suppliers to the profession.

The latest products and services will be showcased via the online exhibition and you will be able to experience demonstrations, view the latest trends and innovations all in one place at a time to suit you.

By visiting the online exhibition you will receive a FREE x1 hour CPD webinar from our 2020 Distance Learning Catalogue - worth £35 +VAT.


We have trialled and tested the new format at online conferences across different sectors, and we are overwhelmed with the feedback we have received from making our face-to-face events possible online. Comments we have received so far include:

"The whole experience was valuable, and communication has been really first class"

"I wanted to say how much I valued receiving and sharing the Online webinar. I felt it was very helpful and very interesting for you to allow all practitioners to participate. Thank you for all the extra information and resources, I look forward to the next."

"I have never attended a similar event but I definitely would again"

"A good way to access training at a time to suit you, the online course is as effective as attending in person."