Registering with government agencies and public bodies
When starting up a practice, it is important that you register with all necessary bodies. This page tells you who to contact.
These are some of the key agencies and bodies that you will need to register with:
It is highly likely that the work you do in running a practice will involve the retention of client information.
You are therefore likely to fall under the provisions of the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 and if so, you will need to register with the ICO.
Data protection and self-assessmen toolkit
The ICO website has a Data protection self assessment toolkit that comprises checklists to assess your compliance with the DPA and find out what you need to do:
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018 and applies in the UK. It contains numerous obligations and all practices must be in compliance with the Regulation.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has information and resources on its website:
ACCA and Haines Watts have produced a series of short webinars on the key elements of the GDPR and its impact on affected business functions. You can watch these free webinars, as well as a one hour GDPR overview webinar, by registering here.