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04 Dec

Making sure gifts to employees are tax-free

Some employers may wish to give a small gift to their employees.

04 Dec

Advisory fuel rates for company cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect from 1 December 2019.

04 Dec

HMRC offers tips on avoiding Self Assessment tax scams

HMRC is giving information to taxpayers to help them avoid scams ahead of the Self Assessment deadline.

04 Dec

Check employment status for tax tool update

HMRC has issued an update to the Check employment status tool (CEST).

04 Dec

Temporary pensions tax arrangement for NHS staff

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has agreed to a temporary commitment to make payments to certain clinical staff outside of the NHS pension schemes to restore the value of their pension benefits package.

04 Dec

HMRC issues guidance on cryptoassets

HMRC has published guidance for people who hold cryptoassets.

04 Dec

Latest guidance for employers

HMRC has issued the latest Employer Bulletin.

04 Dec

Research and Development spend

The Office for National Statistics has revealed what UK businesses spent on Research and Development in 2018.

04 Nov

Budget will not now take place on 6 November

On 25 October 2019 the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid wrote to the Treasury Select Committee.

04 Nov

Christa Ackroyd loses IR35 appeal

Former BBC presenter Christa Ackroyd has lost her appeal against a ruling that she was an employee, not a freelance contractor, when she worked for the BBC via a personal service company.

04 Nov

Clamp down on enablers of tax avoidance schemes

HMRC says it is clamping down on the promoters and enablers of tax avoidance schemes in the wake of the loan charge controversy.

04 Nov

Increase in probate fees abandoned

The government has abandoned its planned increase in probate fees.

04 Nov

Charities fraud protection failures

According to a report published by the Charity Commision, the majority of UK charities admit fraud is a major risk, but are still failing to carry out basic tasks in order to protect themselves.

04 Nov

Guidance for employers

HMRC has published the October 2019 issue of the Employer Bulletin which contains guidance on a number of issues relevant for employers.

04 Nov

HMRC countdown: file your tax return

With less than 100 days until the self assessment tax return deadline of 31 January 2020, HMRC is urging taxpayers to complete their tax returns early, in order to avoid the last minute rush.

04 Nov

Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails and texts

HMRC has updated their guidance on how to recognise when contact from HMRC is genuine.

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