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  • Tessa Roberts
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    To be on the safe side – always use the term in full upfront followed by the abbreviation in brackets, then you should be safe to abbreviate, i.e. additional permitted subscription (APS)

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    Tessa.

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    Des
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    thanks

    Des
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    Same theory for everything else then also to be safe PSA, DA, CGT, SRB, DB, DC etc etc etc?

    Tessa Roberts
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    I’d err on the side of caution – if nothing else you’re showing the examiner that you know what the abbreviation stands for – I think CGT / IHT and ISAs may be exceptions to the rule as they are so well known.

    Tessa.

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    Des
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    That is fine thanks.

    Des
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    Hi Tessa. I am just checking, (to be absolutely sure) that it is quite acceptable to consistently use abbreviations throughout to save time. I know my own mindset and I would probably not be inclined to merely state โ€œAPSโ€ unless somewhere else in the paragraph I had stated Additional Permitted Subscription…..just to prove that I knew what it meant. We live in an abbreviated world and I would like to feel confident that I can always just use the abbreviation as it would save a lot of time. Quite happy if you confirm this and call me an โ€œarseโ€ ๐Ÿ™‚

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