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04 Apr 2018

GDPR

New data protection rules from General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act in the UK from 25 May 2018.

04 Apr 2018

Employer-Supported Childcare gets a reprieve

Many employers help employees with childcare costs, often by providing childcare vouchers by way of salary sacrifice.

04 Apr 2018

Making Tax Digital for VAT from April 2019

The regulations to bring into force Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfV) are now law.

04 Apr 2018

Welsh Land Transaction Tax introduced

From 1 April 2018, Land Transaction Tax (LTT) will replace Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT).

04 Apr 2018

Income tax changes from 6 April 2018

The new tax year will bring in new income tax rates and allowances.

04 Apr 2018

Update for employers and their employees

HMRC's latest Employer Bulletin includes useful updates for employers as we approach the start on the new tax year.

04 Apr 2018

Spring Statement announces consultations

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his Spring Statement on Tuesday 13 March 2018.

13 Mar 2018

Spring Statement 2018

The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his first Spring Statement on Tuesday 13 March 2018.

05 Mar 2018

Tribunal rules BBC journalist is caught by 'IR35' legislation

A First Tier Tribunal has ruled that a presenter paid via a personal service company was caught by the IR35 rules resulting in additional tax and national insurance contributions being payable.

05 Mar 2018

Advisory fuel rates for company cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which take effect from 1 March 2018.

05 Mar 2018

Scotland's five income tax bands and tax relief for pensions

Following the announcement of new income tax rates for Scottish taxpayers for 2018/19, the government is looking at ways of addressing the issue of the tax relief due on Scottish taxpayers' pension contributions.

05 Mar 2018

Minimum Wage increases

The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage are the legal minimum wage rates that must be paid to employees.

05 Mar 2018

Pensions Auto Enrolment reaches a million employers

The Pensions Regulator has announced that the number of employers meeting their workplace pension duties has reached one million and that statistics show that approximately 9.3 million people are saving into a pension.

05 Mar 2018

Year end tax planning

With the end of the tax year looming there is still time to save tax for 2017/18. We have set out some points you may want to consider.

05 Feb 2018

HMRC rejected Self Assessment expenses and excuses

HMRC have released the latest list of imaginative excuses made by individuals who failed to submit their self assessment return by 31 January deadline in 2017.

05 Feb 2018

Tax-free childcare roll out

The implementation of Tax-Free Childcare, the new government scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare, is being rolled out to eligible parents in stages.

05 Feb 2018

HMRC halts thousands of scam text messages

HMRC have announced that they have stopped thousands of taxpayers from receiving scam text messages 'with 90 percent of the most convincing texts now halted before they reach their phones'.

05 Feb 2018

Updated list of professional subscriptions

Employees are allowed to claim tax relief on their annual professional fees or subscriptions to some HMRC approved professional organisations.

05 Feb 2018

What will the Spring Statement bring?

We had two Budgets in 2017 and the Spring Statement is planned for Tuesday 13 March.

05 Feb 2018

Scotland revise income tax bands

Derek Mackay, Scottish Finance Secretary, has made a change to the proposed Scottish income tax bands for 2018/19.

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