HMRC introduce new safeguards for debt collection visits

HMRC have introduced a Field Force Verification Helpline, so that taxpayers can easily check whether or not a caller on their doorstep claiming to be from HMRC is genuine. Every year, HMRC visit a small number of... Read Full Article...

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A million zero hour contracts

New research suggests that the number of workers on zero hour contracts, with no guarantee of hours or pay, are becoming more widespread. Research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) shows that there are... Read Full Article...

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HMRC’s most wanted tax fugitives

HMRC has published an updated list of their most wanted ‘tax fugitives’ and announced that a ‘fraudster’ has been apprehended at Heathrow Airport whilst travelling on a false passport, following almost ten years on the run. HMRC... Read Full Article...

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Consultation on Tax-Free Childcare for working families

Earlier this year the government announced that it plans to introduce a new childcare scheme for working families. The proposal is that Tax-Free Childcare will provide 20% of working families’ childcare costs, up to £1,200 for each... Read Full Article...

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Pension ‘liberation’

The ICAEW have issued a warning that individuals are being approached by firms offering to help them ‘unlock’ their pensions or access them early. Some unscrupulous firms are using misleading information and in some cases offering personal... Read Full Article...

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PAYE RTI and annual schemes

HMRC are advising that they have now fixed the issue with Annual PAYE schemes. HMRC received a number of requests since April from employers, asking that the status of their PAYE scheme be changed to annual. Due... Read Full Article...

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Parents with higher incomes must register for Self Assessment

HMRC are reminding parents with higher incomes who continued to receive Child Benefit after January 2013 that they must register for Self Assessment by 5 October 2013 to avoid any penalties in relation to the High Income... Read Full Article...

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Auto enrolment the Work Place Pension

Hopefully by now you will have seen on TV or heard on the radio the adverts about work place pensions. ‘I’m in’ are words used. Preparing your business to meet the new auto enrolment rules is something... Read Full Article...

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Family Tax Planning

Wouldn’t it be great to reduce the financial burden of having a family by maximising all of the reliefs and exemptions that are available to you? As most of these are imbedded into legislation it is likely... Read Full Article...

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Incentivising employees

If you are an employer and chose to reward or incentivise an employee it is likely to involve paying them a bonus of which tax is due by both you and them. There is however a number... Read Full Article...

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