CCH Launches, the First Integrated Offering of Online News, Content and Professional Development for UK Accountants

By Cch, PRNE
Thursday, November 10, 2011

LONDON, November 11, 2011 -

The definitive online source of technical news, analysis, commentary and insight for accountants, tax and audit professionals, has been launched by CCH (, part of global information group, Wolters Kluwer.

AccountancyLive ( has been created by the team behind Accountancy magazine, the UK’s largest circulation journal for the profession. Its launch follows an initial and successful testing period.

Strengthening Accountancy magazine’s well-established news and analysis, additionally offers regularly updated CDP-qualifying technical content, drawing on the insights of CCH’s specialist editors and some of the biggest names in the profession.

For a current initial subscription of ¬£239.20+VAT per annum (usually ¬£299+VAT) for a three-user licence, subscribers can also search the 10-year Accountancy magazine archive. ‘Accountancy+’ subscribers additionally receive an annual subscription to Accountancy magazine in print format.

Douglas Broom, head of CCH content, says: “ is the result of months of painstaking research and development. Our market research demonstrates that there is a palpable appetite for unrivalled technical content combined with news and analysis across accounting, audit and tax.

“AccountancyLive and Accountancy magazine more than meet this demand. They set the agenda for accountants, tax advisers and finance professionals working in practice and in business.”

A significant advantage to users is the CPD-qualifying technical content that includes an online tracker to generate a personalised record of CPD earned while engaging with AccountancyLive’s content. This comes with an inclusive monthly eCPD module, selected from CCH’s unique online professional training material. news content is available free, with subscribers receiving richer editorial offerings that include monthly in-depth analysis and comment from the profession’s most respected contributors and authors:

  • On the tax front, contributors include Francesca Lagerberg, head of tax at Grant Thornton, and Bill Dodwell, Deloitte’s head of tax policy. The auditing arena is perceptively covered by Andrew Davies, Ernst & Young’s UK & Ireland lead partner of Financial Accounting Advisory Services. His contributions are ably complemented by the independent forensic consultant Emile Woolf.
  • Expert legal commentary is delivered by Christopher Davies from law firm, Gateley, while Andrew Vials, partner at KPMG, keeps readers abreast of all things accounting.
  • Chris Wales, managing director of FTI Consulting, keeps a close eye on economic matters. Fiona Hotston Moore, an experienced audit and business advisory partner and head of London corporate business at Crowe Clark Whitehill, writes on development issues.

AccountancyLive has clear and navigable tax, audit, accounting and development sections which are conveniently presented for the different needs of professionals working in practice and in business.

Douglas Broom continues: “The launch of represents the latest stage in the evolution of the Accountancy magazine brand and its 122-year pedigree. The strong growth of CCH and Wolters Kluwer’s digital content means that Accountancy is now the new, independent voice for the profession.

“The launch in August this year of the Accountancy news app in the iTunes store has already resulted in more than 5,300 downloads. This demonstrates that there is a keen appetite for digital content in the accounting, tax and audit profession. We see this trend growing as CCH continues to take a lead in integrating digital content with professional development.”

Notes to Editors:

Accountancy magazine is a registered trademark of Wolters Kluwer.

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, is the leading global provider of tax, accountancy and audit information, software and services. It has served tax, accountancy and business professionals since 1913. In the UK CCH provides online information, books, software, magazines, professional development and fee protection.

Wolters Kluwer ( is a market-leading global information services company with annual revenues (2010) of €3.55 billion and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

Follow CCH UK and Wolters Kluwer UK on Twitter: @cchvoice, @wolterskluweruk

Press contacts: Chris Warmoll, Communications Manager, Wolters Kluwer UK, +44(0)20-8247-1989, chris.warmoll at; David Wells
Head of Communications, Wolters Kluwer UK, +44(0)20-8247-1169, david.wells at

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