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14 Aug 2019

Getting minimum wage right

Getting minimum wage obligations right can be challenging for employers, as indicated by the findings of a recent report by the Low Pay Commission.

14 Aug 2019

Structures and Buildings Allowance

Autumn Budget 2018 announced the introduction of a new capital allowance: the Structures and Buildings Allowance (SBA).

14 Aug 2019

Business Update - Summer 2019

In this issue: VAT: building and construction, Holiday pay, Better business management and more...

02 Aug 2019

Off-payroll rules for the private sector

The government has published the draft legislation for the next Finance Bill including the rules for off-payroll working in the private sector.

02 Aug 2019

Digital Services Tax

From April 2020, the government will introduce a new 2% tax on the revenues of search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces which derive value from UK users.

02 Aug 2019

Insolvency hierarchy changes

From 6 April 2020, insolvency legislation will be amended to move HMRC up the creditor hierarchy for the distribution of assets in the event of insolvency.

02 Aug 2019

Private Residence Relief changes

The government published draft legislation for the next Finance Bill including draft clauses on the changes to Private Residence Relief .

02 Aug 2019

Working parents may be eligible for tax-free childcare this summer

The government is reminding working parents that they could ease this summer's childcare costs by using Tax-Free Childcare.

02 Aug 2019

VAT changes may cause construction chaos

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is warning that a major change in the way that VAT is accounted for in the building and construction sector which takes effect later this year may cause chaos.

02 Aug 2019

Wage growth at a high

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that UK wage growth increased to 3.6% in the year to May 2019, the highest rate since the financial crisis in 2008.

02 Aug 2019

Updated guidance on spotting HMRC scammers

HMRC has updated their list of examples of websites, emails, letters, text messages, WhatsApp messages and phone calls used by scammers and fraudsters to obtain an individual's personal information.

04 Jul 2019

Tax gap remains low

HMRC has published a report showing that the UK tax gap in 2017/18.

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