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06 Dec 2019

ICAEW advises employers to take tax implications of seasonal parties into account

The festive season is now in full swing, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has advised employers to be aware of the tax implications associated with a seasonal party.

05 Dec 2019

UK to press ahead with Digital Services Tax despite warnings from US

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the UK will continue with plans to impose its Digital Services Tax (DST) on American tech giants, despite the US threatening France for a similar move.

04 Dec 2019

Report states counterfeit goods trade costing UK billions

The global trade in counterfeit goods costs the UK billions of pounds in lost sales and missing tax revenues, according to a new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

03 Dec 2019

Off-payroll changes to be reviewed

The expansion of the off-payroll rules into the private sector will be reviewed, says Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid.

02 Dec 2019

UK SMEs owed £23.4 billion in late payments

Late payment debts owed to the UK's small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) now total £23.4 billion, according to new research from Pay.UK.

29 Nov 2019

HMRC collects record £133 billion in VAT

Data published by HMRC has revealed that the Revenue collected a record £133 billion in VAT during the 2018/19 tax year.

28 Nov 2019

Services sector profits fall sharply

Profitability in the UK's services sector fell at the fastest rate in eight years in the three months to November, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

27 Nov 2019

Research reveals UK firms spent £25 billion on R&D in 2018

Research published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that UK businesses spent £25 billion on Research and Development (R&D) in 2018.

26 Nov 2019

New version of IR35 checking tool released by HMRC

HMRC has released an updated version of the Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool, which is used to determine whether a contractor should be classed as self-employed in line with IR35 legislation.

25 Nov 2019

HMRC issues self assessment scam warning

Over the past year, HMRC has received almost 900,000 reports from the public about suspicious communication from criminals masquerading as the tax authority.

22 Nov 2019

Firms 'would rather dismiss contractors than deal with IR35', research suggests

20% of UK businesses would rather dismiss their contractors than have to deal with IR35, according to research published by recruitment consultancy firm Harvey Nash.

21 Nov 2019

Politicians pledge to take action on late payments

The Liberal Democrats and the Labour Party have both pledged to take action to combat late payments that damage small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

20 Nov 2019

Corporation tax cuts put on hold

Next April's planned cut in corporation tax is to be put on hold, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference on 18 November.

19 Nov 2019

Number of EIS approvals drops

The number of approvals given for the funding of small businesses through the government's Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) has dropped, according to figures published by HMRC.

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