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21-05-2018
New guidance published for employers on setting dress codes and sex discrimination

New guidance published for employers on setting dress codes and sex discrimination

Following a joint report ("High heels and workplace dress codes") published by the House of Commons Women ... read more

16-05-2018
Responding to a County Court claim

Responding to a County Court claim

It is important that any correspondence received from the County Court is dealt with promptly. This ... read more

16-05-2018
When might you be due a tax refund?

When might you be due a tax refund?

HMRC has issued helpful guidance that explains when you might be due a tax refund and how to make a ... read more

16-05-2018
NMW and LW enforcement measures

NMW and LW enforcement measures

A new press release has revealed that in 2017-18, HMRC investigators identified £15.6 million in back pay ... read more

16-05-2018
More warnings to beware of bogus tax refund scams

More warnings to beware of bogus tax refund scams

Fraudsters are taking advantage of taxpayers who may be due a tax refund following the end of the 2017-18 ... read more

16-05-2018
Pay and expenses for volunteers

Pay and expenses for volunteers

There are many rewarding opportunities for volunteering available across the UK. It is a popular ... read more

16-05-2018
Can a builder charge 5% VAT for their services?

Can a builder charge 5% VAT for their services?

Whilst the majority of businesses charge VAT at the standard rate of 20% there are a number of different ... read more

14-05-2018
Pensions Regulator to seize assets

Pensions Regulator to seize assets

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has announced that employers who refuse to pay workplace pension fines could ... read more

09-05-2018
Advance assurance for R&D tax claims

Advance assurance for R&D tax claims

Advance Assurance for small companies that claim Research and Development (R&D) tax relief was ... read more

09-05-2018
Are you making money from a hobby?

Are you making money from a hobby?

The 'badges of trade' tests whilst not conclusive are used by HMRC to help determine whether an activity ... read more

09-05-2018
When do you pay tax on lodger’s rents?

When do you pay tax on lodger’s rents?

The rent-a-room scheme is a set of special rules designed to help homeowners who rent-a-room in their ... read more

09-05-2018
Progress made towards one-day cheque clearance

Progress made towards one-day cheque clearance

A new system that allows UK banks and building societies to scan cheques and clear them digitally rather ... read more

09-05-2018
Child Benefit claw-back

Child Benefit claw-back

The High Income Child Benefit charge came into force in January 2013 and applies to taxpayers whose ... read more

09-05-2018
Employers can claim back VAT from mileage claims

Employers can claim back VAT from mileage claims

HMRC operates a simplification measure that allows businesses to claim back VAT from mileage claims using ... read more

09-05-2018
Stamp duty land tax for first time buyers

New figures published by the government have revealed that 69,000 first-time home buyers have benefited ... read more

02-05-2018
Bid to tackle online VAT fraud

Bid to tackle online VAT fraud

HMRC is continuing to pressure online marketplaces marketplace (such as eBay or Amazon) to tackle online ... read more

02-05-2018
Scottish Limited Partnership reforms

Scottish Limited Partnership reforms

The government has announced a new crackdown to close loopholes that have been exploited by those using ... read more

02-05-2018
New laws to protect home address

New laws to protect home address

New laws have come into effect (from 26 April 2018) to help tackle the problem of identity fraud and ... read more

02-05-2018
Enterprise zones – new maps published

Enterprise zones – new maps published

Enterprise zones were first launched in 2011 and are specific geographic areas that provide various tax ... read more

02-05-2018
More support for non-parental carers

More support for non-parental carers

The government has announced that Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit support is to be extended to ... read more