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Britain vote to leave the EU

  • Posted On: 30 June 2016
Britain vote to leave the EU Following a hard fought campaign, Brexit emerged as the winner of the European Union referendum campaign. The decision means that Britain has a voter mandate to exercise her right to leave the European Union. The exact timetable for Britain’s

LITRG comments on secondary annuities market

  • Posted On: 30 June 2016
LITRG comments on secondary annuities market The Low Income Tax Reform Group (LITRG) was established in 1998 to improve the policy and processes of the tax, tax credits and associated welfare systems for the benefit of those on low incomes. The LITRG has recently published a new press release

The Apprenticeship levy

  • Posted On: 30 June 2016
The Apprenticeship levy New research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has revealed that over a quarter of employers do not know if they will be expected to pay the new Apprenticeship Levy that is expected to commence in April 2017. Further,

New Customs Information Paper published

  • Posted On: 30 June 2016
New Customs Information Paper published In the wake of the Brexit decision, a new Customs Information Paper 42 (2016) has been published by HMRC setting out information for businesses moving goods in and out of the UK from the EU. The Customs Information Paper stresses that there will be

Fraudulent emails from 'HMRC'

  • Posted On: 30 June 2016
Fraudulent emails from 'HMRC' Taxpayers are reminded that the problem of fraudulent emails continues. A new type of email phishing scam regarding 'Tax Returns' has been identified by HMRC. These emails are part of a phishing exercise that use bogus e-mails and websites to trick

New national minimum and living wage factsheet

  • Posted On: 30 June 2016
New national minimum and living wage factsheet A new factsheet has been launched by HMRC entitled "Carrying out a self-review of the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage". The factsheet will be issued by HMRC as part of their checks to ensure that employees are being correctly paid

BREXIT and the implications for employment law

  • Posted On: 30 June 2016
BREXIT and the implications for employment law Now that the UK has voted to leave the European Union by 52% to 48%, the government will, in due course, inform the European Council of its intention to leave the EU in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This notification

Genuine HMRC emails

  • Posted On: 23 June 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 headed Important information for employers and refer to Employer Bulletin 60. These emails are genuine and include valid

Liability to gaming duty

  • Posted On: 23 June 2016
Liability to gaming duty Gaming duty is a duty on casino gaming profits and is based on the gross gaming yield for premises where gaming takes place. The gross gaming yield consists of: the total value of the stakes, minus players' winnings, on games in which the house

Received a penalty notice from HMRC?

  • Posted On: 23 June 2016
Received a penalty notice from HMRC? The Low Income Tax Reform Group (LITRG) was established in 1998 to improve the policy and processes of the tax, tax credits and associated welfare systems for the benefit of those on low incomes. A new press release from the LITRG reminds taxpayers