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Generational divide over potential tax increase in UK

Dec 10, 2018

A recent survey conducted by Populus shows there is a clear generational divide over the issue of whether to increase taxation to help fund the public sector, with under-45s being much less supportive than those aged over 45. The results indicated ...

Brexit egg

HMRC urging businesses to prepare for potential no-deal Brexit

Dec 06, 2018

Ahead of Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union (EU), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is warning businesses about the necessary steps they need to take to prepare for the unlikely event of a no-deal Brexit. The Government is currently in ...


Are you entitled to a Christmas tax rebate?

Dec 03, 2018

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are urging people to check whether they are entitled to claim tax relief from work expenses such as; car mileage, replacing equipment or maintaining uniforms.  If any of the above expenses were paid through PAYE, then ...

Making Tax Digital Part 2

Should HMRC delay Making Tax Digital for VAT?

Nov 26, 2018

The Lords Economic Affairs Committee says the Government need to listen to small businesses and delay the rollout of Making Tax Digital for VAT programme by at least a year. Recently, the House of Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee has called for ...


SMEs urged to claim broadband vouchers

Nov 22, 2018

The Government is urging SMEs make use of a scheme that can earn them a £2,500 voucher towards the installation of fibre optic broadband. Since it was launched, more than 7,000 UK businesses and surrounding homes have received funding towards the ...

Scam alert blog

HMRC warns university students over fake tax refunds scam

Nov 19, 2018

Recently there have been a number of UK university students who have been targeted by fake tax refund emails. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) reported that thousands of students have been targeted by hackers, who have tried to obtain their financial ...


Wages showing fastest increase in almost a decade

Nov 15, 2018

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), wages rose at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in the three months to September. When comparing the figures with the same period last year, wages - excluding ...

Making Tax Digital

Bringing tax into the 21st century

Nov 12, 2018

In a world where everything is done online such as banking, paying bills and shopping, it makes sense for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to bring tax affairs fully into the 21st century. Making Tax Digital (MTD) is part of the ...

Inheritance Tax

HMRC considering reforming trusts that allow families to pay less inheritance tax

Nov 08, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of taxpayers could be affected by potential reforms of the financial arrangements that allow them to pass on their wealth. For decades, trusts have been set up in various forms by hundreds of thousands of families attempting to ...


How the Budget has affected high earners

Nov 07, 2018

Since the autumn Budget, it is estimated that there are now one million people who will effectively face a 60 per cent tax rate on their income. The current flaws in the tax system mean that if you are a mum ...


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