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02 Aug 2019

Off-payroll rules for the private sector

The government has published the draft legislation for the next Finance Bill including the rules for off-payroll working in the private sector.

02 Aug 2019

Digital Services Tax

From April 2020, the government will introduce a new 2% tax on the revenues of search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces which derive value from UK users.

02 Aug 2019

Insolvency hierarchy changes

From 6 April 2020, insolvency legislation will be amended to move HMRC up the creditor hierarchy for the distribution of assets in the event of insolvency.

02 Aug 2019

Private Residence Relief changes

The government published draft legislation for the next Finance Bill including draft clauses on the changes to Private Residence Relief .

02 Aug 2019

Working parents may be eligible for tax-free childcare this summer

The government is reminding working parents that they could ease this summer's childcare costs by using Tax-Free Childcare.

02 Aug 2019

VAT changes may cause construction chaos

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is warning that a major change in the way that VAT is accounted for in the building and construction sector which takes effect later this year may cause chaos.

02 Aug 2019

Wage growth at a high

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that UK wage growth increased to 3.6% in the year to May 2019, the highest rate since the financial crisis in 2008.

02 Aug 2019

Updated guidance on spotting HMRC scammers

HMRC has updated their list of examples of websites, emails, letters, text messages, WhatsApp messages and phone calls used by scammers and fraudsters to obtain an individual's personal information.

04 Jul 2019

Tax gap remains low

HMRC has published a report showing that the UK tax gap in 2017/18.

04 Jul 2019

Preparing the workforce for EU Exit

Over two thirds of EU citizens that are currently in the UK are here for work.

04 Jul 2019

MTD for VAT latest

HMRC is phasing in its landmark Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime, which will ultimately require taxpayers to move to a fully digital tax system.

04 Jul 2019

Employer Bulletin - latest guidance

HMRC has issued the June 2019 edition of the Employer Bulletin.

04 Jul 2019

New measures to ensure small businesses get paid on time

The government has announced a package of measures to ensure small businesses get paid on time.

04 Jul 2019

Payment on account confusion

Under self assessment taxpayers are required to make payments on account of their tax liabilities.

04 Jul 2019

UK Investment Support Directory

International investors who wish to set up and expand their operations in the UK can now benefit from an online tool launched by the Department for International Trade (DIT).

04 Jul 2019

Consultation on the operation of Insurance Premium Tax

HMRC has launched a consultation to review the extent to which the emerging practices are leading to 'unfair tax outcomes' in the administration and collection of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT).

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02 Aug 2019

Off-payroll rules for the private sector

The government has published the draft legislation for the next Finance Bill including the rules for off-payroll working in the private sector.

02 Aug 2019

Digital Services Tax

From April 2020, the government will introduce a new 2% tax on the revenues of search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces which derive value from UK users.

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