Members in practice

Are you a Member in Practice?

A Member in Practice is an ATT Member or Fellow offering UK taxation and accounting related services.

You are a member in Practice and not an employee if you are:

  • self-employed (principal, partner or member of an LLP) in a firm providing taxation services
  • a director of a company providing taxation services
  • an employee with a 5% or higher equity capital stake in a company providing taxation services
  • an employed member who also provides tax services on a self-employed basis in the evening and weekends

What resources does the ATT offer Members in Practice?

The ATT offers the following resources for its Members in Practice:

1. Professional Indemnity Insurance and providers

2. Engagement and Disengagement letters

Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) is required by all members in practice. Click here for more details.

Download the templates and guidance:

FileEngagementLettersGuidance - final version - April 16.docx



3. Contingency arrangements and business continuity plan

4. Members support service

Appoint an alternate: PDF iconLearn more here

The services directive: PDF iconLearn more here


This aims to help those with work-related personal problems. An independent, sympathetic fellow practitioner will listen in strictest confidence and give support. Please telephone 0845 744 6611 to be put in touch with a member of the Support Service. Please note that the Members’ Support Service does not offer advice of a technical nature.

5. Anti-Money Laundering regulations

6. Opportunities for continuing professional development

Professional Standards are responsible for providing members with guidance on all aspects of anti-money laundering compliance.

Learn more here


We have gathered a diverse collection of CPD opportunities for our members, including:

  • Bloomsbury Professional Online UK Tax Service
  • SWAT UK courses
  • To find the complete list, you can learn more here

7. Data Protection Act - Advice and guidance

8. Use of ATT logo

The Information Commissioner's Office website offers guidance to members on whether they need to register with the ICO. The website can be found here.If you would like to speak to someone in the Member Services Team please call 0844 251 0830

We have a detailed section on the usage of the ATT logo and letters on our website.

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9. Professional Standards ethics and guidance

10. Events - national & branches

Part of the role of the joint Professional Standards Committee is to ensure that the ATT's professional standards are fair, reasonable, relevant and that practical guidance is provided for members.

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Our 40 branches provide high-quality yet affordable courses to help members develop their technical expertise and obtain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. The branch programme runs from September to May each year. Keep an eye on your local branch activities by signing up to receive web alerts.

Learn more here