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IN THIS ISSUE:
FROM THE HEAD OF ACCA SCOTLAND
Why members matter
NEWS
2010 autumn CPD events programme
Why not submit your 2010 CPD declaration now?
ACCA Scotland staff update
80 pupils attend school business game
ACCA Scotland launches Accountancy Insider with Herald Scotland.
FEATURES
The banking crisis – a bank’s perspective
Redundancy is an age-old problem
Understanding the unique dynamics of family businesses
Accounting for social and environmental impact
TECHNICAL UPDATE
Preparing for Clarified ISAs
ACCA Audit Programmes for Clarified ISAs
Filing - iXBRL
Charities – gift aid the fit and proper persons test
Charities - going concern
Responding to government consultations
FROM THE HEAD OF ACCA SCOTLAND

Why members matter
Welcome to the latest issue of Scottish Outlook. This newsletter looks forward to the ACCA Scotland events of the autumn and back on some of the highlights of the summer months.
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NEWS

2010 autumn CPD events programme
Plan ahead and book the pick of the autumn programme of free CPD events in Scotland.
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Why not submit your 2010 CPD declaration now?
All members’ annual CPD declarations for 2010 are due for submission to ACCA by 1 January 2011. But did you know you could submit your declaration now if you have completed your CPD?
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ACCA Scotland staff update
ACCA Scotland recently welcomed two new members of staff to the team.
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80 pupils attend school business game
As part of his work liaising with universities, schools and colleges in Scotland, Ally Stokoe, business relationship manager, recently liaised with Inspiring Futures to run a business game at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh.
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ACCA Scotland launches Accountancy Insider with Herald Scotland.
Did you know that ACCA Scotland now provides regular articles to the Herald, giving opinions and news relevant to the business community in Scotland?
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Celebrating new membership
After years of hard work, and to mark the huge achievement of becoming an ACCA member, ACCA Scotland is hosting a ‘celebrating new membership’ event on 5 November at the Grosvenor Hilton in Glasgow.
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ACCA Global Virtual Conference – post-event material now available free on demand
Over 5,000 business and finance professionals from more than 140 countries registered for the ACCA Global Virtual Conference, Wednesday 28 July 2010.
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FEATURES

The banking crisis – a bank’s perspective
On 16 June members from ACCA, ICAEW and CIMA in Scotland gathered for a special joint event hosted in the Bank of Scotland’s magnificent Banking Hall in Glasgow for a behind the scenes insight into the banking crisis and a look at economic indicators for the future.
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Redundancy is an age-old problem
The recession has focused many peoples’ attention on redundancies and unemployment – older workers are often particularly concerned about the prospect of never working again.
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Understanding the unique dynamics of family businesses
ACCA Scotland is delighted to be working with the Scottish Family Business Association (SFBA) to raise awareness of the Family Business Connections forum, a new venture to raise professional expertise in this area to the highest level.
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Accounting for social and environmental impact
ACCA’s Undergraduate of the Year is a St Andrews student who believes that accountants are the key to a sustainable future.
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TECHNICAL UPDATE

Preparing for Clarified ISAs
With the 31 December 2010 deadline for the implementation of the new clarified ISAs looming, ACCA is planning to offer support to both auditors and audit firms through a series of training courses across the country.
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ACCA Audit Programmes for Clarified ISAs
ACCA’s audit programmes have been updated to take into account changes introduced in a number of areas by the new ISAs.
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Filing - iXBRL
The use of iXBRL for filing is compulsory for most companies and accounts or computations filed on paper or as a PDF attachment will not be accepted.
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Charities – gift aid the fit and proper persons test
The Finance Act 2010 introduced a new definition for tax purposes of charities and other organisations entitled to UK charity tax reliefs.
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Charities - going concern
Even if funding is currently available, many charities face an uncertain future. Trustees and advisers will need to carefully consider if the charity can continue to meet its objectives.
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Responding to government consultations
We were warned in the emergency budget that there would be discussion documents and consultations on proposed changes.
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