Nikki Spoor, Travel, Audit & Tax Director at White Hart Associates is also Vice Chair on the ICAEW Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Communities Advisory Group and writes articles and blogs for the ICAEW on technical and regulatory matters for the outbound travel industry. Enclosed is one of the recent entries she has made to the group.
IATA implemented changes to the Local Financial Criteria for UK, on 28 August 2019. The ramifications for auditors and/or Reporting accountants of companies or groups with IATA accreditation is that when the financial statements are uploaded to IATA annually, as part of the IATA renewal process, a copy of the Auditor/Accountants Practicing Certificate must be attached, and in addition a copy of the annual receipt for membership. All submissions of financials post 01/10/2019 are affected.
The link to the IATA resolution on all the changes to Local Financial Criteria for the UK often does not work, but ABTA has published the IATA bulletin to confirm the changes which is below, if you are not fully aware and would like to look at in more detail :
The following is a link to get your membership renewal receipts :
The following link is for if you have mislaid your original membership certificate and you need to obtain a letter of confirmation.
For any additional information relating to these changes please contact a member of our Travel & Leisure team at WHA. To read this blog entry and others relating to the Travel, Tourism & Leisure Industry please visit
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