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Ministers make an about-turn on tax haven transparency measures - June 4, 2018
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In a reverse of its previous position, the Government has backed measures to increase the transparency of offshore tax havens. The measures will compel British overseas territories to make public their…
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Replace Inheritance Tax with ‘lifetime receipts tax’, argues thinktank - June 4, 2018
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 With the issue of intergenerational fairness continuing to be high on the agenda, a thinktank has suggested that the Treasury returns to the drawing board when it comes to taxing bequests and inheritances….
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Government Brexit redeployments to delay Making Tax Digital for Individuals - June 4, 2018
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A number of key projects at HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have been placed on hold to make staff available for Brexit issues, including Making Tax Digital for Individuals. The simple assessment rollout…
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Twice as many workers receiving back pay through National Minimum Wage enforcement - June 4, 2018
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According to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the number of underpaid workers getting the money they are owed under the National Minimum Wage (NMW) legislation has more than doubled. The Revenue’s…
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Employers attempting to avoid auto-enrolment penalties could have assets seized - June 4, 2018
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The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has announced that employers could have their businesses’ assets seized to pay their debts if they fail to pay workplace pension fines. TPR has powers to fine employers…
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Gifts out of income and their benefits to beneficiaries - June 4, 2018
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Giving away surplus income as a gift to family members is often touted as an excellent way of planning for the future and as a way of reducing liabilities on a person’s estate. But how do the rules…
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270,000 late penalty notices cancelled by the Revenue - May 3, 2018
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A response to a freedom of information request has revealed that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) cancelled 270,000 late penalty notices in 2016. However, this figure was dwarfed by the 610,000 cancellations…
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OTS calls for overhaul of ‘complex’ tax charges and reliefs - May 3, 2018
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An overhaul of “the complex patchwork” of tax charges and reliefs affecting businesses throughout various stages of the business lifecycle is urgently required in order to stimulate growth among small…
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Do you offer an EMI scheme? These are the new rules you need to know about - May 3, 2018
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EU State Aid approval for the Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) scheme expired on 6 April 2018, meaning any share options received after this date may not be eligible for tax reliefs. This is an important…
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Workplace pension contributions more than double - May 3, 2018
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The percentage of salary employers and employees must contribute to a workplace pension has increased from 6 April 2018. Employees will now contribute three per cent (up from one per cent) of their annual…
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