Announcement: Mental health workforce to gain 21,000 employees by 2021

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Spring Statement 2018: A damp squib or a slow-burning firework?

Michael Steed, Head of Tax for BPP Professional Development is hosting a one-hour webinar on 14th March 2018 to look at the new-style Spring Statement on 13th March. Here are his thoughts on the upcoming occasion. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced last Autumn that the Government will respond to the forecast from more

Financial Fluency

Financial Fluency: the language everyone in your organisation needs to know… BPP was founded over 40 years ago to provide Professional Qualification (PQ) training to accountancy students. Its origins were based on technological innovation (back then, pioneering the use of word processors!) combined with presenters with real world experience of the concepts and frameworks they more

GDPR: the time to act is now!

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on the 25th May 2018 and represents a hugely significant, once in a generation, change in the rules on data protection that everyone needs to know about and prepare for. The GDPR applies to more organisations than ever before, sets out more onerous requirements for you more

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PSC Update: Online Live and new UK locations

The Professional Skills Course (PSC) is a mandatory qualification which all trainee solicitors must complete before being admitted to the roll.  The qualification is comprised of a mixture of compulsory ‘Core’ modules and a number of ‘Elective’ modules which candidates choose themselves to suit their respective areas of interest.  As of 2018, BPP will offer more

CPD – The need to be adaptable in a rapidly ever changing world

For many Accountants (and other professionals), Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is often seen in the context of compliance and a concern about receiving a letter explaining that you are one of a sample who are being asked to provide verification.  This is not unreasonable as mandatory CPD is typical of all leading professions. But let’s more

BPP Pro Bono Centre’s first trainee Solicitor, Mary Prescott

 BPP Pro Bono Centre was delighted to recruit Mary Prescott to be its first trainee solicitor in April 2017.  BPP Pro Bono Centre runs around 30 projects engaging law students to deliver pro bono legal advice and education services to improve access to justice. For more information about BPP’s Pro Bono Centre, please email probono@bpp.com. more

Passing the BPT Paper

Jenny Gilbert has some top tips on how to get through this tough exam As the final tax paper in the ICAEW qualification, BPT can seem pretty daunting. It’s designed (along with Business Strategy) as a ‘bridge’ between the Professional and Advanced stage, and involves developing your professional skills, along with learning significant amounts of more

Financial Modelling training at BPP in 2018

In addition to telling us whether a packet of cigarettes and a pint of bitter will be more (or less) expensive next year, the Chancellor of the Exchequer presents a set of financial forecasts as part of the budget speech. If you are planning that once in a lifetime family holiday to see Mickey Mouse more

Online Classroom Live 2018: Try Before You Buy

Professional Development from the comfort of your own home We are excited to announce the release of our 2018 online classroom live dates. These highly interactive live online sessions are different to your typical  online course or webinar. We’ve designed the courses with interactivity in mind.  By attending live, delegates can talk with their presenters more

Blended learning: What’s the right blend?

When an organisation puts together a blended learning programme the main aim is to provide training that achieves the desired learning objectives, which in turn improves employee performance, which in turn improves business performance. By selecting the right blend of methods, mediums and technology an organisation can realise a number of benefits that improve the more

Amidst time pressures, how Online CPD can help you maintain your competitive edge

Has your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) become a tick box exercise, where you are frantically trying to cram training towards the end of the year, to meet CPD requirements? For many professionals, CPD is seen in the context of compliance. But let’s just stand back and consider the importance of CPD for a working professional more

BPP @ ICAS Insolvency Conference

BPP were delighted to attend the ICAS Insolvency Conference on November 14-15th at Gleneagles. As the chosen training partner for ICAS, we are providing both CPI and JIEB training for 2018 in Scotland as well as England & Wales. At the conference, we demonstrated the online classroom platform and in 2018 we are combining our more

Autumn Statement 2017: Demystify the Budget with BPP

My name is Michael Steed and I am the Head of Tax for BPP Professional Development. On 22nd November 2017, Philip Hammond will deliver his second Budget as Chancellor and at 13:00 hours GMT on 23rd November, BPP Professional Development will go live with its Demystifying the Budget webinar. In this webinar, I will be more

J.P. Morgan seeks new higher and degree apprentices for 2018

J.P. Morgan are currently calling on talented and ambitious young students to join them next year as higher and degree apprentices at their Bournemouth office. An exciting range of vacancies are on offer with roles in financial services and digital and technology, allowing students to launch their career within the financial services industry. J.P. Morgan more

Examining the tax implications of the Sharing Economy

Michael Steed, Head of Tax, BPP Professional Development. Let’s start with a question: what is the sharing economy (aka the collaborative economy)? Simply put, it is the common term to describe the use of disruptive technology (smart-phones to you and me), by which consumers can share under-used resources between them and make money. The most more

JIEB 2018 and onwards…

Well here we are, coming up to 6 months since the new Insolvency rules landed. We hope you are getting to grips with the new dawn so to speak. Looking at more changes, the JIEB have this year also announced that the 2018 exams will return to the 2 paper format – one corporate paper more

IFRS 16: Leases on the Loose

“Special report on leases concludes that the distinction between operating leases and finance leases that is required by present standards is arbitrary and unsatisfactory. The main deficiency being that they do not provide for the recognition in lessees’ balance sheets of material assets and liabilities arising from operating leases” Date: 1996 and published by the more

BPP Pro Bono Centre – New Family Specialist Joins the Team

BPP Pro Bono Centre Family Law Clinic welcomes new Supervising Solicitor, Crystal Stewart BPP’s Pro Bono Centre is delighted to welcome Crystal Stewart to BPP. Crystal joined BPP in  November 2017. Prior to this,  she was head of the family department at MK Law Solicitors based in  Old Street and Bromley South. Crystal  has advised more

BPP Pro Bono Centre and Macfarlanes LLP – Launch of partnership to help communities in London

BPP Pro Bono Centre taking part in  National Pro Bono Week 2017 (6 November – 10 November) The award winning Pro Bono Centre runs over 20 projects across all BPP centres working with volunteer students and volunteers lawyers to provide assistance in the local area. The BPP Pro Bono Centre is delighted to extend its more