We have joined BASDA because we want to formally engage with HMRC (as part of a body rather than as an individual company) on the application of new legislation in the Temporary labour market. Too often legislation is drafted without properly considering the practical implications and this creates complexity, difficulty and, in many cases, tax loopholes. Our intention is to embrace HMRC’s initiatives and make implementation simpler for the users of our software.
Through networking with BASDA members, we have developed a number of relationships that provide genuine value to our own business, one of which enabled us to significantly increase our revenue by whitelabelling our software.
BASDA is our ‘go to’ for all things UK business software compliance and our membership ensures we can remain confident we are providing the best service possible to our clients. The events are insightful and we value our interactions and the BASDA expertise shared.
Through the Financials Interest Group, BASDA has done a great job for the business software community affected by changes to VAT legislation.
BASDA brings together a wealth of knowledge through its members – it’s a great way to work together and use other people experiences to improve our own journey.
Membership of BASDA affords us the opportunity to meet with others in our industry, to share knowledge and concerns and to influence legislation to an extent that would not be possible as a single vendor.
Keeping ahead of legislation and it’s interpretation is a significant challenge for all software vendors. BASDA enables us to have influence on legislation as it emerges, with engagement at the highest level. We also have the benefit of being able to work collectively with other BASDA members on interpretation of regulation – which saves us many days per year.
Participation in the Marketing Interest Group workshops has proved significantly valuable to us. The expert advice given and knowledge gained have already enabled us to identify several areas capable of immediate improvement and provided guidelines for its achievement. The exchange of detailed information and opinions with other participants, both in open session and in private conversation, has proved particularly helpful.
Nomisma is delighted to join such an industry leading organisation. We look forward to playing an active part and in doing so enabling accountants in practice keep at the forefront of the significant changes within the industry
Causeway values its membership of BASDA for the support it provides in collectively addressing the issues and opportunities we face in running our business.
The Interest Groups allow us to work collectively on subjects of general interest and to make progress well in excess of that we could achieve on our own.
Specific projects, such as forming a task group to address Patents which may impact on our solutions and commercial operations, deliver considerable savings when compared with the cost of taking action as an individual company. One such project recently saved several BASDA members many times our annual fee through shared legal costs alone .. before considering the impact of not having taken action.
BASDA is the ‘go to organisation’ for ensuring a software and services company can be kept on the inside track of how Government planned legislation could potentially impact their business. The ability to meet with other businesses through the BASDA forums provides for an insight into shared problems and how they may be overcome. Also the open dialogue that BASDA offers with our peers will permit us to better understand the current and future business climate of the UK and EU. Continuing to support BASDA will ensure that our industry continues to engage with Government and related Agencies in a positive and proactive manner. Without BASDA there would be no such engagement.
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