Latest News for Business

A round up of topical news articles.

Making sure gifts to employees are tax-free

Some employers may wish to give a small gift to their employees.

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Advisory fuel rates for company cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect from 1 December 2019.

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HMRC offers tips on avoiding Self Assessment tax scams

HMRC is giving information to taxpayers to help them avoid scams ahead of the Self Assessment deadline.

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Check employment status for tax tool update

HMRC has issued an update to the Check employment status tool (CEST).

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Temporary pensions tax arrangement for NHS staff

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has agreed to a temporary commitment to make payments to certain clinical staff outside of the NHS pension schemes to restore the value of their pension benefits package.

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HMRC issues guidance on cryptoassets

HMRC has published guidance for people who hold cryptoassets.

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Latest guidance for employers

HMRC has issued the latest Employer Bulletin.

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Research and Development spend

The Office for National Statistics has revealed what UK businesses spent on Research and Development in 2018.

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Budget will not now take place on 6 November

On 25 October 2019 the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid wrote to the Treasury Select Committee.

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Christa Ackroyd loses IR35 appeal

Former BBC presenter Christa Ackroyd has lost her appeal against a ruling that she was an employee, not a freelance contractor, when she worked for the BBC via a personal service company.

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Clamp down on enablers of tax avoidance schemes

HMRC says it is clamping down on the promoters and enablers of tax avoidance schemes in the wake of the loan charge controversy.

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Increase in probate fees abandoned

The government has abandoned its planned increase in probate fees.

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