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

Pro Bono Centre Shortlisted for LawWorks Pro Bono Awards 2017

  Judges for the LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards have shortlisted BPP Pro Bono Centre (BPP University Law School) for two leading awards, ‘Best contribution by an in-house team’ and ‘Most effective pro bono partnership’ for BPP’s Enterprise Legal Advice Clinic. BPP Pro Bono Centre’s 13 staff and many students dedicate thousands of hours across more

IFRS 15 – Revenue Out with the old in with the new

IFRS 15 was first issued in May 2014. Ian Mackintosh, IASB vice-chairman at the time, praised the IFRS model for revolutionising the financial reporting landscape. He stated that IFRS has allowed for a “globally consistent language of financial reporting” and also thinks “accounting is on the cusp of becoming the world’s first global profession” thanks more

Finance Business Partnering: A look behind the curtain

The term ‘Finance Business Partner’ has been around for many years.   A multitude of companies have had a vision of business partnering but it would seem only a few have successfully achieved it.  Let’s just take a few minutes and reflect on whether it’s all worth it and, if it is, how we might improve more

Cyber Security – Minimise Risk in Today’s Culture of Computing

As the world continues to deepen its digital footprint, organised criminal gangs sitting on the other side of the screen are on the increase, acting almost like an unfortunate side-effect. Stories almost always focus on someone far away, like high ranking politicians, celebrities or big companies. But cyber crime and malicious hackers also target regular more

“You do not have to be deluded to work in the financial services industry…”

Very interesting article in this weeks Evening Standard about the City not being ready for MiFID II: http://bit.ly/2yroHi0 BPP will help make sure you are ready for these big changes with our face to face course, MiFID II – New Requirements for Investment Managers, which offers the opportunity to prepare for these changes. The Markets in Financial more

Artificial Intelligence: How ‘New Thinking’ is Changing the World

Alongside the allure of croissants, our recent Artificial Intelligence (AI) breakfast event held in the heart of London managed to entice many on a rain-soaked Monday morning. We had over 100 people join the AI breakfast event and live webinar where our expert presenter, Pratish Sharma gave a fantastic overview of the fascinating developments in more

Stand out from the competition – apply to become a Student Digital Champion

BPP Learning Centres around the country are recruiting Student Digital Champions with a closing date of Friday 20th October. In this paid role (£150 per semester) you will help to organise training and support that will help your fellow students improve their digital knowledge. Some of our champions are moving on as they graduate, others more

Avoiding The Traps

Sally Chapman offers some top tips on passing the Advanced Taxation paper As BPP’s P6 Advanced Taxation subject matter expert I can’t actually sit your exam for you, but I can offer you my top tips for ensuring your success. Strong assumed knowledge Sadly, many students’ assumed F6 knowledge is simply not good enough. Perhaps more

Prudential Apprenticeship Graduation 2017

On Wednesday 23rd August 2017 and Thursday 21st September 40 Prudential apprentices successfully completed and graduated from their Level 3 Apprenticeship at a ceremony held at the insurer’s offices in Stirling and Reading. The 40 graduates have become inseparable whilst working together over the past year and they even spent time with each other at more

The Streetlaw Project at BPP Law School

Victoria Speed is Joint Director of Pro Bono & CSR at BPP University Law School. She is responsible for BPP Law School’s Pro Bono Centre that facilitates around 30 projects which provide legal advice and education services to the most vulnerable. Law students volunteer to deliver pro bono services under the supervision of qualified solicitors. more

Safeguarding at BPP: Meet the Team

Safeguarding at BPP: Meet the Team

You may know that it is World Suicide Prevention Day on the 10th September. This is an initiative by the World Health Organisation which aims to raise awareness that suicide is preventable and to educate people on the help that is available. This is a real issue within the UK today and there are many more


Experienced senior tutor Nitin Rabheru offers some tips on passing the AAT Level 4 Business Tax Exam.   Many students find the Level 4 tax exams challenging. However, with an effective study and revision plan you can significantly increase your chances of passing. From the outset it is vital you familiarise yourself with the terminology more

The Yorkshire Legal Awards 2017 - Shortlisted

BPP University Law School shortlisted for Yorkshire Legal Awards 2017

BPP University Law School is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Yorkshire Legal Awards in the Pro Bono Award category for the second year in succession. The pro bono team in BPP University Law School’s centre in Leeds has been acknowledged for its innovation and creativity in the delivery of its more

New Dean of BPP University Law School announced

BPP University are delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Chadwick as Dean of the Law School. Andrew joined BPP in 2012 as Deputy Dean of the Law School and has worked in legal education for 19 years prior to this. During Andrews’s career, he has undertaken roles which have given him experience in all more

Legal Careers Workshop

Legal Careers Workshop – Meet the Law Firms

Law careers advice is one thing – getting it from the people that will hire you is another. Join us for our Legal Careers Workshop (20 July, London) and see why we’re trusted by some of UK’s biggest law firms. You can even see how employable you are when you put your legal CV and more