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HMRC to help themselves

As announced in last month’s Budget, HMRC is seeking new powers to recover debts direct from the bank accounts of debtors. The Government believes that  some taxpayers and tax credit claimants who owe monies to HMRC have enough in their bank accounts to clear their debts but choose not to pay, despite having been chased […]

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Change to company filing requirements – the Red Tape Challenge

This week the government announced that it will bring forward legislation to implement proposals to simplify company filing requirements in order to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses. The announcement from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills came in response to a consultation on cutting red tape for smaller companies. The new legislation […]

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HMRC v Reed

One of the UK’s largest employment agencies has been found liable for up to £158m of unpaid tax due on the salaries of thousands of temporary workers. The Upper Tribunal has backed an earlier judgment which found that PAYE and NICs should have been paid on the entirety of Reed’s employed temps’ salaries between 1998 […]

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Construction and finance freelancers some of most secure jobs in UK

Study shows that construction and finance freelancers some of most secure jobs in UK A recent study of over 2,000 UK employees has shown that those working in the construction sector are some of the most professionally secure staff in the UK workforce. Other secure industries are finance, wholesale and hospitality. The study showed that […]

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