European Mentoring and Coaching Council UK announces new collaboration with ILM, part of the City & Guilds Group

European Mentoring and Coaching Council UK (EMCC UK) are pleased to announce that we are working with ILM, a major UK specialist leadership organisation to provide its newly qualified learners with access to membership of the EMCC as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the professionalisation of coaching and mentoring in the UK. 
ILM provides coaching and mentoring qualifications for every career stage, from team leaders to executives and HR professionals, and it combines the practical application of professional competency with the rigour of regulated qualifications.   

EMCC UK aims to develop, promote and set the expectation of best practice in mentoring, coaching and supervision. People who are studying for an ILM coaching qualification will have the opportunity to join EMCC to build a network with other coaches and mentors, attend regional and special interest groups, or participate in volunteering opportunities to develop and progress their practice. For EMCC UK, this will mean that we have a much clearer way of engaging with people entering the coaching and mentoring profession, either as full-time coaches or as internal coaches, offering support on the professional pathway. We will take a systematic approach to offering ILM learners’ membership, giving them access to up-to-date guidance, thought leading support via webinars and documents including competency frameworks as well as a range of free resources including access to the International Journal, free e-books, discounted publications and research papers. 

Mark Robson, President of EMCC UK says: “When you are studying coaching and mentoring, you have a lot of support but on completion of your course that can suddenly disappear and it can be quite a lonely place. Joining our inclusive and welcoming professional organisation gives coaches great opportunities to connect, network, find resources and to ensure they are supported in their ongoing learning and development.”

Kirstie Donnelly, Managing Director City & Guilds Group says. “The modern workplace is undergoing a period of rapid transformation as it adapts to new technologies and a changing economic and political landscape. Through our ILM qualifications, we’re training coaches at every level to help support businesses through change, while boosting workforce engagement, performance and productivity. 
But new coaches need support too, which can be found through networks of experienced practitioners around the world. That’s why we are so pleased to form this collaboration with EMCC so that our learners can become members of a unifying and inclusive body that aims to assure quality and credibility in the global coaching industry.” 


18th February 2019

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Self-employed? Submitting VAT Returns

If you are a self-employed coach operating via a business (Limited Company or Sole Trader) which is registered for VAT you will be required to submit your VAT returns to HMRC electronically from April 2019. There are some exceptions, allowing some organisations to defer making digital submissions to October 2019. The announcement from HMRC provides further insight and can be found here.

Most organisations should be aware of this change already and will hopefully have already started a conversation with their professional financial advisers about what steps they need to take to be ready for this change. There are several software products on the market, you may already be using these in your business, which are MTD compliant. You might want to consider migrating to one of these. The HMRC announcement above links to this page, which advises which vendors HMRC are aware of that have compliant solutions.
You may already be providing Income Tax returns digitally as the Income Tax pilot has been operational for some time. If you use an accountant or payroll provider to deal with your PAYE and tax returns, they may already be submitting digital returns on your behalf.

If you are unsure how these HMRC announcements affect you, it would be sensible to check your particular circumstances with your accountant or tax adviser.
The purpose of this message is to ensure that EMCC UK members who may be impacted by these changes, are fully aware of them and have sufficient time to take action to remain compliant with the new HMRC rules. As this is a major change to the way that tax records are submitted and is likely to impact quite a number of our members, we wanted to ensure that members are fully aware of the implications.