HMRC streamlines SME tax portals
09/12/2015

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  At the end of a company’s tax year two returns have to be made: Full “statutory” annual accounts, and Company Tax Return These returns have to be submitted...

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Tax returns to be quarterly for landlords and self-employed
09/12/2015

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  In March of this year David Gauke, Financial Secretary to the Treasury under the Coalition Government announced that as part of the Government’s vision to...

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Consultation on tax and NI alignment launched
09/12/2015

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  The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has launched a consultation into the closer alignment of income tax and national insurance contributions. The OTS is gathering evidence...

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Tax and tax credit rates and thresholds for 2016-17
09/12/2015

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  HM Treasury have published the tax and NI thresholds and rates for 2016/2017. The publication also includes the rates for tax credit, van benefit and...

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RTI Removal of late reporting reason code E
09/12/2015

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  There are currently 8 late reporting reasons under RTI. These are: HMRC permit “micro employers” to report late if they were an existing employer on 5...

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Chancellor announces date for Budget 2016
09/12/2015

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  A date to enter in your diary – Wednesday 16 March 2016 The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced that the government will publish...

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Bacs changes will affect Payment Services
09/12/2015

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 Another date for your diary – June 2016 Changes which are being made by the internet community will affect access to Bacs via the Payment Services...

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Counting down the days
09/12/2015

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  Will they or won’t they? A third date for your diary – Wednesday 16 December 2015 It is on this day that the Scottish Government will announce...

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Consultation on companies to be excluded from the NICs Employment Allowance
09/12/2015

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 Under proposals included in a consultation, which closes on 3 January, currently being carried out by HMRC, single-director companies will be excluded from claiming the...

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Salary Sacrifice – where or when will it end?
03/12/2015

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  In last week’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement there a is small but in my opinion not insignificant paragraph that expresses the concern the Government...

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Tribunal Procedure: Use of Interpreters
03/12/2015

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  Daniel Barnett’s Employment Law Bulletin Thanks to Rad Kohanzad of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers for preparing this case summary. Was it wrong for an employment tribunal to proceed...

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Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 December 2015
03/12/2015

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  These rates apply from 1 December 2015 for employer provided cars. Employers can use the previous rates for up to 1 month from the date...

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Pension Wise website – Treasury in Talks with the Industry on Improvements to Website.
03/12/2015

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The Pension Wise website and how to improve it are the topic of discussions between the industry and the Treasury. Currently the average time spent on...

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Tax Avoider Asked to Sign a Pledge
03/12/2015

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  What would you do if HMRC wrote to you and asked you to pledge never again to engage in the activity of tax avoidance? Well, it...

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TUPE and Short Term Contracts
03/12/2015

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  Thanks to Daniel Barnett’s Employment Law Bulletin for this article. Thanks to Dr John McMullen of Wrigleys Solicitors LLP for preparing this case summary Are events following...

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Construction Industry Scheme Registrations Up Due to HMRC Delays
03/12/2015

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 The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) has seen a record number of builders register for gross payments. Why? Well, the cause is being attributed to the time...

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Taxpayers Money and How HMRC Spend it
03/12/2015

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  Below are two articles that you can find on GOV.uk website. The articles are an insight on how the money allocated to HMRC is spent. HMRC...

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Plans for an “emergency pause” for auto-enrolment to be drawn up by Government.
25/11/2015

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   An “emergency pause” to the rollout of auto-enrolment could be on its way under plans to be drawn up by the Government for small...

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