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04 May 2017
With the announcement of a snap General Election on 8 June the time available for scrutinising proposed legislation was short so the Finance Act was rushed through Parliament.
Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, has commented on the upcoming General Election.
From 6 April 2017, new tax rules were introduced which potentially affect individuals who provide their personal services via their own companies (PSCs) to an organisation which has been classified as a 'public authority'.
Tax-Free Childcare, the new government scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare, launched on 28 April 2017.
HMRC have issued details of the updated VAT fuel scale charges which apply from the beginning of the next prescribed VAT accounting period starting on or after 1 May 2017.
National Savings and Investments (NS&I) has recently launched a government-backed Investment Bond.
HMRC have announced that from the end of May 2017 they will be using Real Time Information to make adjustments to employee tax codes in-year as and when the need arises.
06 Apr 2017
Changes are being made to the Flat Rate Scheme which take effect from 1 April 2017.
The government has introduced new requirements for all private and voluntary sector employers of over 250 people relating to equal pay reporting from April 2017.
Employers need to ensure they are paying their employees at least the appropriate National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage rate.
One of the significant announcements Chancellor Philip Hammond made on Budget Day was the proposed increases to the main rate of Class 4 National Insurance Contributions paid by self-employed individuals.
Extensive changes to how taxpayers record and report income to HMRC are being introduced under a project entitled Making Tax Digital for Business.
It was announced in the Budget that the Dividend Allowance will be reduced.
The Lifetime Individual Savings Account (ISA) is a longer term tax-free account that receives a government bonus.
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