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SPA was formed to support the smaller practice through:

  • Updates on technical and regulatory developments
  • Providing a listening ear, the benefit of shared experience and, in certain circumstances, financial help, for members facing regulatory or disciplinary problems
  • Maintaining engagement with ICAEW at local and national level, so we know what’s happening
  • Responding to consultations so that the view of the smaller practice is heard
  • Providing member benefits through affinity schemes with providers of services
  • Three Steering committee members and 2 other SPA members sit on the ICAEW Practice committee which is chaired by our vice chairman.
  • We also seek your input and views on topical issues via our email surveys.

Members and their partners/spouses are invited to attend SPA’s AGM and CPD session followed by a social event which is held in June each year.

Benefits of membership

We have negotiated economic rates for our membership schemes, namely:

  • A Group PII Scheme with free Tax, Legal and Technical helplines.
  • A Private Medical Insurance Scheme.
  • A Fee Protection Insurance Scheme to cover HMRC enquiry fees.
    Also available:

    • Legal advice and representation – please see our rules for provision of legal support and we can recommend legal advisors to assist you. We have a good deal of experience of advising members who have regulatory problems with ICAEW, and can, at the very least, provide a listening ear and general informal advice.
    • Access to members providing assistance in specialist accountancy areas.
    • Pension specialist to assist with your pension needs.

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