Reservists and Penalties for late RTI returns
17/09/2014

I have just returned from a long weekend up in Yorkshire with the main objective of going to the Harrogate Flower Show, the only one...

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Reservists
17/09/2014

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     Changes to the financial arrangements for employers who employ members of the Reserve Forces are due to come into force on 1st October...

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Penalties for late RTI returns
17/09/2014

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    HMRC were due to introduce automated penalties for all employers who submit returns late from 1 October. However, HMRC have announced a relaxation and will...

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Autumn Statement date, HMRC Advisory Mileage Rates
03/09/2014

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Last weekend I took my father and aunt to see the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red poppies at the Tower of London. Whilst...

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Autumn Statement
03/09/2014

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  The Autumn Statement will be delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on Wednesday 3 December. This will be the last Autumn Statement before the...

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HMRC Advisory Mileage Rates
04/09/2014

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    HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates are reviewed every three months on 01 March, 01 June, 01 September and 01 December.  By way of a reminder,...

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Government consultation on combatting avoidance of zero hours contract legislation, Transfer of self assessment to Gov.UK website.
28/08/2014

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This time of the year is often referred to as the "silly news season" because Parliament is in recess and, whilst the Scotland debate continues,...

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Zero Hours Contracts
28/08/2014

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     The Government are consulting on introducing legislation which will ban “zero hours” contacts because they are being abused with some employers issuing them...

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Self Assessment
28/08/2014

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      On the 21 August HMRC’s Self Assessment pages moved from the HMRC website to the Gov.UK website as part of the Government’s objective...

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HMRC Spurious letters advising employers of overpayments, Age discrimination and voluntary redundancy.
19/08/2014

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As our readers will be aware, banks will generally raise financial penalties if the account holder makes a mistake such as temporarily exceeding their overdraft...

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Overpayments of PAYE
19/08/2014

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   Last week one of our accounting clients, processing payrolls for many clients, drew our attention to a plethora of letters they had received from...

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Age Discrimination and Voluntary Early Retirement
19/08/2014

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      Ms L Palmer was employed by the Royal Bank of Scotland. The Bank were restructuring the division where Ms Palmer worked and she...

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OTS Review of Expenses and Benefits – Final Report
12/08/2014

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At the Autumn Statement of 2012, the Government indicated it was to ask the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to review ways in which the...

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Have Your Say on the National Minimum Wage
12/08/2014

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In June, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) set its remit to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) for recommending National Minimum Wage rates...

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Agent Update 43
12/08/2014

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HMRC have published their latest Agent Update (August 2014).  The Update is their bi-monthly round-up of the latest developments in tax, HMRC service and Consultations,...

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Antenatal Leave Changes
12/08/2014

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   Section 7 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (Clause 127) extends the mother’s rights to antenatal leave to the father.  However, the right...

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Adoption Appointment Changes
12/08/2014

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     Section 7 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (Clause 128) provides that the primary or sole adopter who has been advised that...

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