65+ Guaranteed Growth Bonds a success

HM Treasury has announced that the National Savings and Investments 65+ Guaranteed Growth Bonds have been bought by more than a million older savers, who made total investments of over £13 billion. These investment figures make the... Read Full Article...

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HMRC issue guidance on VAT reclaims by qualifying charities

HMRC have issued guidance on VAT reclaims by ‘qualifying charities’ under recent changes to the rules. ‘Qualifying charities’ for this purpose are those concerned with palliative care, air ambulance, search and rescue and medical courier charities. The... Read Full Article...

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HMRC payroll guidance – harvest casuals and casual beaters

HMRC have issued useful guidance for those employers who pay casual employees working outdoors harvesting perishable crops, or as casual beaters for a shoot. The guidance outlines the specific circumstances which must apply in order for these... Read Full Article...

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Driving licence paper counterpart no longer valid

The Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency has announced that with effect from 8 June 2015 the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued. The paper counterpart was... Read Full Article...

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Latest labour market statistics

The Office for National Statistics has issued the latest labour market data for the three months to February 2015 which show that unemployment fell by 76,000 to 1.84 million. Neil Carberry, CBI Director for Employment and Skills said:... Read Full Article...

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Warning over pension scams

Those approaching retirement are being urged to be aware of a rise in pension scams, as criminals seek new ways to defraud pensioners. Savers have been urged to be aware of a rise in pension scams, as... Read Full Article...

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TPR guidance for small employers with no ‘staff’

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has updated its guidance on pensions auto enrolment including what businesses need to do when they have no workers. If you would like help with auto enrolment please do get in touch. Internet... Read Full Article...

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Lack of awareness of VAT rules

According to research 36% of the UK’s smallest businesses are unaware of the rules governing VAT thresholds. A third of the UK’s smallest businesses are unaware of the rules governing VAT thresholds, recent research has revealed. This... Read Full Article...

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P11D forms – don’t get them wrong

HMRC have published a list of common errors in the completion of forms P11D. The information is part of the latest Employer Bulletin and we have reproduced the guidance below. Submitting duplicate P11D information on paper where... Read Full Article...

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VAT fuel scale charges

HMRC have issued details of the updated VAT fuel scale charges which apply from the beginning of the next prescribed VAT accounting period starting on or after 1 May 2015. VAT registered businesses use the fuel scale... Read Full Article...

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