The number of company insolvencies reaches highest level in five years

The number of company insolvencies has reached the highest level since 2014, according to the latest data.Continue reading

Workers missing out on £140 million in unclaimed expenses

New research has revealed that workers in the UK choose to miss out on £140 million a year in unclaimed work expenses, rather than go through the complex expense claim process.Continue reading

New rules to crack down on ‘phoenix companies’ confirmed for April 2020

Company directors who attempt to “sidestep” their tax liabilities by forcing their company into insolvency will face tougher penalties from next year.Continue reading

HMRC investigates a quarter of estates that pay IHT

In the 2018 to 2019 tax year, HMRC opened 5,537 inheritance tax (IHT) investigations, which equated to almost a quarter (23 per cent) of the 22,000 estates on which the tax is applicable.Continue reading

HMRC collects £122 million in overseas tax following CRS rule change

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) collected £122 million in extra tax from overseas assets in the 2018/19 tax year, following the introduction of the new Common Reporting Standard (CRS) tax regime.Continue reading

Chancellor Philip Hammond aims to tackle the late payment culture in the UK

Following the announcement of a new campaign against unfair payment practices, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said that late payments add an “unacceptable” financial and operational burden on small business owners.Continue reading

Everything you need to know about electric company cars and tax

The number of electric cars in Britain recently hit the 200,000 milestone, indicating that the UK is finally coming round to the inevitable idea of an emission-free future.Continue reading

VAT Reverse Charge for building and construction services – What you need to know

In an attempt to tackle fraud in the construction industry, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is be introducing a domestic reverse charge which will take effect from October 2019.Continue reading

Three-quarters of SMEs are afraid of chasing late payments, according to new research

Most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) fear taking action over late payments, according to a new white paper published by Paul Uppal MP, the Small Business Commissioner.Continue reading

HMRC defeated in latest high profile IR35 case

A radio presenter has become the latest high profile person to win an IR35 tribunal case against HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).Continue reading

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