SMEs face surge in compliance inquiries

SMEs face surge in compliance inquiries

Posted in Latest News on November 6, 2012

Compliance investigations into small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by HM Revenue & Customs jumped 39 per cent in the last year, according to …

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VAT changes come into force

VAT changes come into force

Posted in Latest News on October 10, 2012

Changes to VAT arrangements, originally announced in the March 2012 Budget, take effect from 1 October. The changes, which are designed to tackle anomalies …

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Funding boost for new entrepreneurs

Funding boost for new entrepreneurs

Posted in Latest News on October 3, 2012

The first cash from the government £82.5 million Start-Up Loans scheme is now being distributed to young entrepreneurs, with the aim of helping to launch …

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HMRC offers tax help by email

HMRC offers tax help by email

Posted in Latest News on October 2, 2012

Small and medium-sized firms are being invited by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to sign up to receive regular emails giving help and support. The new service, …

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Tax crackdown targets lawyers and hairdressers

Tax crackdown targets lawyers and hairdressers

Posted in Latest News on October 2, 2012

Legal professionals, solicitors and hairdressers are among the latest groups to be targeted in a new tax crackdown by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). …

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Justice reforms good for business, says minister

Justice reforms good for business, says minister

Posted in Latest News on June 28, 2012

Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly has highlighted how the government is helping businesses to “get on with the job” by reforming the justice system. …

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New IRS5 guidance comes under fire

New IRS5 guidance comes under fire

Posted in Latest News on June 28, 2012

New HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) guidance to clarify the risk of contractors being caught by the IR35 intermediaries legislation has been attacked as …

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HMRC steps up tax help for bereaved

HMRC steps up tax help for bereaved

Posted in Latest News on June 28, 2012

A new service has been launched to help people who need to sort out tax issues following bereavement. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced on 21 May …

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Bosses set for end of third party harassment rule

Bosses set for end of third party harassment rule

Posted in Latest News on June 28, 2012

The government is asking employers for their view on plans to scrap legislation that makes bosses liable for harassment of their employees by customers …

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HSE highlights high cost of equipment testing myth

HSE highlights high cost of equipment testing myth

Posted in Latest News on June 28, 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched new guidance on safety testing of electrical appliances, saying that unnecessary checks are costing …

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