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HMRC’s revised Charter

  • Posted On: 28 January 2016
HMRC’s revised Charter HMRC’s Charter sets out what the public can expect from HMRC and vice versa. The Charter is divided into two main headings and a revised version was published earlier this month: 'Your Rights' is made up of seven headings detailing what the public

Genuine HMRC emails

  • Posted On: 28 January 2016
Genuine HMRC emails HMRC has issued an advisory note to let employers know that it is in the process of emailing an employer alert. These emails are entitled Supporting agents with difficulties completing SA returns by 31 January 2016 due to severe weather. These emails

Tax credit changes

  • Posted On: 28 January 2016
Tax credit changes In 2015, the Chancellor, George Osborne announced a number of tax credits cuts that were ultimately rejected by the House of Lords. In the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor surprised many observers by cancelling the planned tax credit cuts altogether

Employment Allowance update

  • Posted On: 28 January 2016
Employment Allowance update The Employment Allowance was launched in April 2014 for all eligible businesses and charities. The allowance is offset against the employer's Class 1 secondary National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and can be claimed through the regular payroll

Cigarette smuggling trio jailed

  • Posted On: 28 January 2016
Cigarette smuggling trio jailed Three men from the West Midlands have been jailed for a total of over eight years after being found guilty of smuggling cigarettes. The trio were charged with evading excise duty after attempting to smuggle more than 10 million fake and non-UK duty

New pledge to tackle Malaria

  • Posted On: 28 January 2016
New pledge to tackle Malaria The Chancellor, together with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation have announced a new £3 billion pledge to help end Malaria deaths. The £3 billion will be made up of £500 million a year invested by the UK government over the next five

New fees for tax tribunal cases

  • Posted On: 21 January 2016
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has published a response to their earlier consultation document on plans to introduce new Court and Tribunal fees. This consultation followed on from earlier measures that saw the introduction of fees for some Tribunals.

Companies House – Late Filing Penalties

  • Posted On: 21 January 2016
Companies House – Late Filing Penalties There are late filing penalties which are designed to encourage companies to file their accounts and reports on time. The penalties were introduced in 1992 and were significantly increased from February 2009. All companies, private and public, large

Non-resident claim form updated

  • Posted On: 21 January 2016
Non-resident claim form updated HMRC has published new versions of the R43 form together with associated guidance to include mention of flexible pension payments. The R43 is a form that allows certain non-resident taxpayers to claim UK personal allowances or a repayment of UK tax

Introduction of the National Living Wage

  • Posted On: 21 January 2016
Introduction of the National Living Wage The new National Living Wage will commence in April 2016. From that date the National Living Wage premium will come into effect on top of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for the over 25's. The National Living Wage will initially be set at £7.20 per