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  • Consultation on extension of IR35 rules

    May 2019

    HMRC has published guidance on the extension of the off-payroll working rules (also known as IR35) to the private sector, a year ahead of its implementation on 6 April 2020.…

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  • Government confirms implementation of pensions dashboards

    May 2019

    The government has confirmed that the initiative to introduce a pensions dashboard will go ahead. Pensions dashboards will allow those saving for retirement to view information from multiple pensions in…

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  • 'Springtime' tax scams target young people

    May 2019

    HMRC has warned young people in the UK to 'stay vigilant' in order to avoid falling victim to 'Springtime' tax refund scams. Criminals often target young individuals or the elderly…

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  • Latest guidance for employers

    May 2019

    HMRC has issued the latest version of the Employer Bulletin. This April edition has articles on a number of issues including: Cash Allowances, Flexible Benefits Packages and Salary Sacrifice Unpaid…

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  • VAT fuel scale charges

    May 2019

    HMRC has issued details of the updated VAT fuel scale charges which apply from the beginning of the next prescribed VAT accounting period starting on or after 1 May 2019.…

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  • Money Laundering

    May 2019

    HMRC has published a list of businesses that have not met their obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations. As a supervisor of the Money Laundering Regulations HMRC has a duty…

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  • 'Flexible extension' to Article 50

    May 2019

    Business groups, including the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), have commented on the six-month 'flexible' extension of Article 50, granted to the UK…

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  • Scottish Air Departure Tax plans further delayed

    May 2019

    The Scottish government has further delayed its plans to replace Air Passenger Duty (APD) with Air Departure Tax (ADT). The plans to introduce ADT have been delayed beyond 2020. In…

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  • MTD for VAT

    April 2019

    HMRC is phasing in its landmark Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime, which will ultimately require taxpayers to move to a fully digital tax system. Under the new rules, businesses with…

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  • Reporting Benefits in Kind - Forms P11D

    April 2019

    The forms P11D which report details of benefits and some expenses provided to employees and directors for the year ended 5 April 2019, are due for submission to HMRC by…

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  • Additional Brexit advisory documents for small businesses

    April 2019

    The government has published additional documents containing advice on Brexit for UK small businesses. According to the government, the information will help business owners to 'understand how leaving the EU…

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  • Delay to rise in probate fees

    April 2019

    The government has delayed its planned increase in probate fees indefinitely. The delay has been attributed to 'pressure on Parliamentary time' caused by Brexit debates and votes. The increase in…

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  • Update on Structures and Buildings Allowance

    April 2019

    Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Spring Statement on Wednesday 13 March 2019 amidst all the Brexit debates. In his speech the Chancellor provided an update on the economy and responded…

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  • Call for tax on social media businesses

    April 2019

    A group of MPs has called on the government to tax the profits of social media businesses. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Media and Young People's Mental…

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  • Changes to income tax for 2019/20

    April 2019

    The new tax year brings changes to income tax bands and allowances. The personal allowance is £11,850 for 2018/19 and increases to £12,500 for 2019/20. There is a reduction in…

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  • HMRC wins disguised remuneration avoidance case

    April 2019

    HMRC has won a legal case over a contractor loan scheme endorsed by Hyrax Resourcing Ltd. As a result, HMRC will now be able to collect more than £40 million…

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