GDPR

New data protection rules from General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act in the UK from 25 May 2018. GDPR is designed to safeguard personal data of citizens from EU member states, with... Read Full Article...

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New guidance for employers

HMRC have issued the October 2017 Employer Bulletin which contains a number of articles relevant to employers on payroll related issues. HMRC are advising that following the changes to the valuation of benefits in kind (BiK) where... Read Full Article...

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Get ready for the new data protection rules

The government is to introduce new data protection rules under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which takes effect from 25 May 2018. Under the GDPR businesses will have increased obligations to safeguard the personal information of... Read Full Article...

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HMRC outline Making Tax Digital plans

HMRC have issued a series of consultation documents outlining further plans for the government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative. HMRC have published six consultation documents on MTD. The six consultations set out detailed plans on how HMRC... Read Full Article...

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P11D deadline approaching

The forms P11D, and where appropriate P9D, which report details of expenses and benefits provided to employees and directors for the year ended 5 April 2016, are due for submission to HMRC by 6 July 2016. The... Read Full Article...

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Register of people with significant control

From April 2016, rules are introduced which require companies to keep a register of People with Significant Control (PSC). In addition, the details of PSC will have to be filed with Companies House from 30 June 2016.... Read Full Article...

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New National Living Wage to boost living standards

The government is reminding employers that a new National Living Wage (NLW) is being introduced from 1 April 2016 and advising employers to get ready for this change. The NLW rate will be payable to workers in... Read Full Article...

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CBI warns government not to ‘tinker’ with pensions tax

The first industry-wide survey since the general election sets out businesses’ pensions priorities this Parliament. The CBI has reported that according to the latest survey companies wish for stability on tax, policy and funding to boost pensions.... Read Full Article...

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Identity theft – ICO guidance

Following the data security incident at TalkTalk with customer details being ‘hacked’ and many customers remaining unsure if they have been affected, an ICO spokesperson stated: ‘Any time personal data is lost there can be a risk of identity... Read Full Article...

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5p carrier bag charge comes into force

Carrier bag charges will begin in England on 5 October 2015. For a large retailer the minimum charge is 5p for single-use plastic carrier bags. For small or medium-sized businesses no charge is required but can be... Read Full Article...

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