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01 Mar 2024

HMRC's tough approach to IR35 has 'chilling effect' on economic activity, warms IPSE

HMRC's tough approach to enforcing the IR35 rules is having a 'chilling effect' on legitimate economic activity, warns the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE).

29 Feb 2024

Chancellor 'considering national insurance cut' in Spring Budget

Reports have suggested that Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is considering cutting national insurance in the Spring Budget on Wednesday 6 March.

28 Feb 2024

March is top month for Marriage Allowance claims

HMRC has revealed that March is the most popular month for Marriage Allowance applications, with almost 70,000 couples applying in the third month of 2023.

27 Feb 2024

Minister warns 'Tourist Tax' unlikely to be reversed in Spring Budget

The so-called 'Tourist Tax' is unlikely to be reversed in the Spring Budget, Nigel Huddleston, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, has warned.

26 Feb 2024

500 firms named and shamed for underpaying staff

The government recently named and shamed more than 500 UK employers for underpaying their employees.

23 Feb 2024

HMRC publishes guidance on MTD for ITSA for sole traders and landlords

HMRC recently published guidance on the Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTD for ITSA) requirements for sole traders and landlords.

22 Feb 2024

Less than 3% of individuals paid CGT over decade to 2020, research shows

Research carried out by the London School of Economics has revealed that less than 3% of adults in the UK paid capital gains tax (CGT) over the last decade to 2020.

21 Feb 2024

Number of tax fraud cases opened by HMRC fallen by more than half

The number of civil investigations into alleged tax fraud has fallen by more than a half, data has shown.

20 Feb 2024

Business group urges Chancellor to outline 'sustainable growth plan'

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has urged Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to use the Spring Budget to outline a 'sustainable growth plan'.

19 Feb 2024

AAT outlines top asks in Budget representation

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has outlined its wishlist for the upcoming Spring Budget on 6 March.

16 Feb 2024

HMRC warns self assessment taxpayers as scam referrals rise

HMRC is warning people to be wary of bogus tax refund offers following the self assessment deadline on 31 January.

15 Feb 2024

UK fell into recession at the end of 2023

The UK economy fell into recession during the final three months of last year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

14 Feb 2024

Inflation unchanged but remains top concern for business

UK inflation remained unchanged in January at 4% as food prices fell, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

13 Feb 2024

British families facing a 'triple savings challenge', Foundation warns

A report published by the Resolution Foundation has warned that UK families are facing a 'triple savings challenge' of insufficient 'rainy day' savings of at least £1,000.

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