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New National Minimum Wage rates
29/09/2016 - More...
The new National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates come into effect on 1 October 2016. The hourly rate of the NMW

More taxpayers sign up to use Personal Tax Accounts
29/09/2016 - More...
Over 5 million taxpayers have signed up to use HMRC’s Personal Tax Account (PTA) since the service was

Inheritance Tax main residence nil-rate band
29/09/2016 - More...
Inheritance Tax is levied on a person’s estate when they die at a rate of 40%. There is a nil rate band,

New consultation on the definition of financial advice
29/09/2016 - More...
HM Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have been working together since August 2015

Business Premises Renovation Allowance (BPRA)
29/09/2016 - More...
The Business Premises Renovation Allowance (BPRA) is a special capital allowances scheme to encourage the

Finance Bill receives Royal Assent
22/09/2016 - More...
The Finance Bill 2016 received Royal Assent on 15 September 2016 following agreement by both Houses on

Lifetime ISA launch
22/09/2016 - More...
The new Lifetime ISA, that will help those aged between 18 and 40 to save for a new home or for their

EU Payments Account Directive
22/09/2016 - More...
The EU Payments Account Directive more commonly known as PAD sets a European wide standard on the

Non-Resident Landlords Scheme
22/09/2016 - More...
The Non-Resident Landlord (NRL) Scheme is a special scheme for the UK rental income of non-resident

The marriage allowance
22/09/2016 - More...
The marriage allowance came into force on 6 April 2015 and allows lower earning couples to share part of

Prompt Payment Code
22/09/2016 - More...
New measures to support the Prompt Payment Code (PPC) have been confirmed in a letter sent to PPC

New £5 note launched
15/09/2016 - More...
The new £5 note entered into circulation on 13 September 2016 and is the first note issued in England to

Autumn statement 2016
15/09/2016 - More...
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond has announced that he will deliver his first Autumn Statement to the House

VAT refunds from EU countries
15/09/2016 - More...
The VAT paid in other EU countries may be recoverable by VAT-registered businesses in the UK, who bought

Tax-free childcare scheme
15/09/2016 - More...
HMRC has updated their Tax-free childcare scheme (TFCS) guidance entitled Tax-Free Childcare: Top things

Paper Self Assessment return deadline
15/09/2016 - More...
The 2015-16 tax return deadline for taxpayers who continue to submit paper Self Assessment returns is 31

Deliberate tax defaulters list updated
15/09/2016 - More...
HMRC has published an updated list of deliberate tax defaulters as at 14 September 2016. The list

Annual Investment Allowance
15/09/2016 - More...
The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) limit has changed significantly over the last number of years.

Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) schemes
15/09/2016 - More...
The use of the EMI can help small growing companies to attract and retain sought after employees. The EMI

Sports Direct to address its employment failings
13/09/2016 - More...
Earlier this year, the founder of the embattled retailer Sports Direct was given a grilling by a

Over £14 million in civil penalties for illegal working
13/09/2016 - More...
The government has published a quarterly report which shows that the total gross value of fines (civil

Current HMRC tax campaigns
08/09/2016 - More...
HMRC has updated their online guidance covering targeted campaigns against tax avoidance that are

Worldwide Disclosure Facility launched
08/09/2016 - More...
At the end of August, HMRC announced a new Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF) would be launched on 5

£3 billion raised from accelerated payments
08/09/2016 - More...
The introduction of new anti-avoidance legislation in July 2014 gave HMRC powers to demand upfront

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