Mental health episode is a “reasonable excuse” for late tax return, says HMRC

Taxpayers suffering from mental health conditions are likely to be given greater consideration should they file a late tax return, according to a leading tax authority.Continue reading

‘New employers’ must have a pension plan in place by 1 February 2018

Employers who first set up their business between 1 July 2017 and 30 September 2017 are being reminded that they must have automatically enrolled their employees into a workplace pension scheme before 1 February 2018.Continue reading


Business rates relief fund offers “false hope” to SMEs, says FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has criticised the Government’s £300 million business rates relief fund, amid concerns that hundreds of businesses are still waiting to benefit from the scheme.Continue reading

Small businesses admit to being late payers

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are not quite the punctual payers they think they are, according to a new study, with 69 per cent of finance managers admitting to being “frequent late payers”.Continue reading

Taxpayers urged to look out for ‘Government Gateway’ email scam

A new type of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) email scam has been circulating ahead of next week’s self-assessment tax return deadline.Continue reading

Third of taxpayers yet to complete Self Assessment with just one week to go

Almost a third of tax returns are outstanding with just a week to go before the January Self Assessment deadline, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed.Continue reading

Britain is ‘a great place to do business’, say SMEs

According to a new study, almost three quarters (72 per cent) of established small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe that the UK is a great place to set up a new business.Continue reading

HMRC offers support to those affected by Carillion collapse ahead of January self-assessment deadline

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will offer support to those affected by the Carillion collapse ahead of the 31 January tax return deadline.Continue reading

HMRC sinks seafaring employers who fail to pay the National Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) applies even at sea, the Government has warned, as businesses attempt to sail away from employment legislation.Continue reading

HMRC reveals top tax return excuses ahead of January deadline

Earlier this week, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) published a list of some of the weirdest and most wonderful ‘excuses’ it has recently received over late tax returns.Continue reading

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