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Lockton is ACCA’s recommended broker for professional indemnity insurance. You will be insured with specialists in the field who have a thorough understanding of ACCA members' requirements for cover.

Competitive premiums and a loyalty discount are offered, and a wide range of cover options are available between £50,000 and £10,000,000.

For information on the above scheme contact:

Lockton
North Quay, Temple Back, Bristol BS1 6FL
Tel: 0117 906 5057
fax: 0117 906 5099
Email: Catherine.davis@uk.lockton.com
Visit the Lockton website

Abbey Tax is the UK's leading provider of Professional Expenses Insurance (PEI) to the accountancy profession. Their experience and expertise means they are able to provide ACCA members with the right cover at competitive prices.  

A vital part of their success is due to their exceptional service standards. Therefore a dedicated service team will be on hand to assist with all your requirements. Furthermore their innovative online system reduces the administration of your scheme and allows you to manage your client list more efficiently.

Their tailored schemes ensure you have the most appropriate level of cover for your practice and their focus will be on enhancing the profitability and efficiency of your PEI scheme.

Scheme benefits include:

  • Tailor-made packages, your scheme can include all standard HMRC enquiries, aspect enquiries and schedule 36 enquiries
  • An additional profit stream for your practice
  • Excellent administrative systems to improve your scheme
  • Exceptional service through your own personal dedicated team
  • Free quarterly newsletter 'Tax Times'
  • Improved client retention and acquisition
  • Unlimited free access to Tax & VAT advisory experts
  • 24 hr access to a Business Legal Helpline for you and your clients
  • Free updates on industry news and developments
  • Marketing support to enhance your scheme


Tax Start

In the past, many accountancy firms have been unable to offer Fee Protection to their clients due to minimum order values or because only a few of their clients wish to subscribe. Abbey Tax has resolved this issue with the launch of their new Tax Start scheme which has no minimum order value. All you need to do is invite your clients to subscribe, register those who join (even if it is only one client) and pay Abbey Tax.

Tax Start offers comprehensive protection for your clients and includes cover for aspect enquiries and HMRC's new Schedule 36 'interventions'. You will also receive access, based on the number of clients subscribing to your scheme, to Abbey's extensive Tax & VAT Helpline facility.

There are certain conditions that your practice must meet in order to benefit from Tax Start, one being your charge out rates must not exceed £85 per hour.  If you do not meet the criteria for Tax Start, Abbey Tax will be delighted to offer you an alternative fee protection package which will still offer all of the benefits at excellent rates.

Further information

Abbey Tax Protection
Tel: 0870 166 6270
Email: sales@abbeytax.co.uk
Visit the Abbey Tax Protection website

ACCA legal service

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Members often call ACCA with queries concerning employment and commercial law so ACCA has introduced a legal support service which will provide members with advice and guidance on the wide range of business and personal legal issues. Having carefully evaluated the market for such services we have forged an alliance with iQ Business who can provide legal advice at a very competitively priced annual subscription.

The ACCA Legal Service covers all business issues including employment, health & safety, company law, property, disagreements and personal issues for £95+ VAT per year.

(Practitioners should note that this legal advice line is to help members with their own legal queries and clarification on points of law. The line cannot provide legal advice concerning client queries. There is a high risk that the practitioner will not be in possession of all the facts in relation to the client's query and the legal advice could be incorrect.)

Background

In today's complex business environment every member in practice or in a business will encounter dozens of issues that require professional legal interpretation or guidance.

This can prove prohibitively expensive if you have to consult local lawyers who charge for every minute they spend on your issue. Now there's no need to be reluctant to get professional advice; with the ACCA Legal Service there are no time based charges - it's all part of the one off annual fee for the service.

The Legal Service

The Service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week and it's an unrestricted service so you can call as often as you like, for as long as you need. With unlimited access it's the sensible way to administrate the law in your organisation.

iQ's Legal Service team of over 50 commercially experienced lawyers and barristers will explain complex legal matters in everyday language and are fully conversant with the latest legal developments to ensure you receive the best possible advice. When evaluating the various potential suppliers ACCA was particularly impressed with the experience of the IQ team.

When you subscribe to this service your organisation will be supplied with an ID card and allocated a unique reference code to quote using the service. Following specific confidential advice over the phone, if requested, issues are confirmed in writing or factsheet. The team are also able to review documents for you if requested. The following issues are amongst those covered:

  • employment
  • health & safety
  • contract disputes
  • property problems
  • copyright and intellectual property
  • professional negligence
  • planning law
  • data protection
  • labelling requirements
  • product liability
  • disagreements with customers and suppliers
  • company formation
  • company law
  • accidents and injuries
  • business motoring problems
  • tenancy disputes
  • restraint of trade statutory licences
  • eCommerce and internet
  • immigration law.

All issues are treated in the strictest confidence as all our lawyers operate under The Law Society Code of Ethics.

Price

The ACCA Legal Service costs just £95 + VAT per year.

Further information

iQ Business
Tel: 01937 58 77 98
Email: info@iq-business.co.uk
Visit the iQ Business website

The Service will be operational within 48 hours of receipt of payment.

This service is provided by iQ Business and ACCA accepts no liability for the advice given.

Should you have any queries relating to any aspect of the ACCA Legal Service, please contact iQ Business directly (contact details above).

ACCA credit card

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Have you heard about the ACCA Credit Card? As our only official credit card, it has been carefully designed to promote ACCA and provide great value with attractive rates and benefits to cardholders.

Benefits to cardholders

  • 0% for up to 12 months from the date your account is opened, on balance transfers made in the first 90 days of account opening (3% handling fee)
  • 0% for up to 12 months, from the date your account is opened, on money transfers into your current account in the first 90 days of account opening (4% handling fee)
  • 0% on card purchases for 3 months, from the date your account is opened
  • No annual fee
  • Free 24-hour Customer Helpline
  • Free fraud protection*
  • Online Card Services - This account is set up with paperless statements. To access your statement simply enrol with our Online Card Services, where you'll also be able to check your balance, transaction history, view your PIN, manage your Direct Debits, balance transfers and much more.
  • Representative example 16.9% p.a. variable on card purchases. This is equivalent to 16.9% APR representative variable based on a credit limit of £1200.

It all adds up to a great deal for you. To apply call 0800 028 2440 and quote 'ACCA'

 

* If your card is lost or stolen, you’ll incur no liability for fraudulent use of your card provided you notify us as soon as you realise your card is missing or you notice any unusual transactions on your account.

Promotional rates will no longer apply from the beginning of any statement period during which you have breached your terms and conditions, for example if you haven’t paid on time or have gone over your credit limit. You cannot transfer balances between MBNA accounts.

The ACCA credit card is issued by MBNA Limited. Registered Office: Stansfield House, Chester Business Park, Chester CH4 9QQ. Registered in England number 2783251. MBNA Limited is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulation 2009, Register Number: 204487 for the provision of payment services, and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for general insurance business. MBNA's consumer credit activities are licenced by the Office of Fair Trading.

Credit is available, subject to status, only to UK residents aged 18 or over. Calls may be monitored and/or recorded for quality and training purposes and for compliance with regulations.

 

BUPA UK offers private medical insurance at discounted rates to ACCA members. The specially negotiated terms of this scheme enable you to choose from three different levels of cover for a premium that will remain up to 39% less than BUPA's usual rates.

Further information

JLT Benefit Solutions
Exchange Place 3, Semple Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BL
Tel: 0131 313 6847.

Last updated: 12 Aug 2014