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It is usual practice for the last years tax return to be asked for - either from the client or the last accountant as its imperative there is a seamless transition for the accounts year and previous claims - especially if capital allowances have been claimed (for business equipment and vehicles) to make sure the correct carry forward figure is used.
An accountant only has one way to present the figures regardless-of what changes your daughter may choose to make to simplify her affairs
Plus out of courtesy your daughter could inform her old accountant of her change due to this move which again makes the change over smoother
This question does appear suspicious - as any new client I take on that requested this would lead me to question whether I should take them on, do they perhaps owe the old accountant money or have issues that could become mine a while down the line. I am sure it will not surprise you to know that we often are unpaid for work undertaken or asked to claim invalid items or even when we take a good client on have to make a change where an accountant has previously claimed things incorrectly and comprised the client - so applying for the last completed self assessment helps us to ensure we are claiming correct figures based on allowable amounts and the facts we have before us and the correct paperwork - and correct any small misdemeanors -
Let me know if I can assist further