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14-08-2018
Limited liability for sole traders?

Limited liability for sole traders?

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has updated its papers on the possibility of launching a Sole Enterprise Protected Assets (SEPA) business model for sole traders. SEPA status would allow sole traders to retain the simplicity of sole trader ... read more

14-08-2018
Time to declare offshore assets?

Time to declare offshore assets?

HMRC has published a press release to remind taxpayers that the 30 September 2018 deadline to come forward and declare any foreign income or profits on offshore assets is fast approaching. This is the date set out in the Requirement to Correct (RTC) ... read more

14-08-2018
VAT on transfer of business as a going concern

VAT on transfer of business as a going concern

The transfer of a business as a going concern (TOGC) rules consider the VAT liability on the sale of a business. Normally, the sale of the assets of a VAT registered or VAT registerable business will be subject to VAT at the appropriate rate. Where ... read more

14-08-2018
Duty free limits for travellers

Duty free limits for travellers

Here is a reminder for travellers of their duty and tax free allowances whilst travelling this summer. Travelling to an EU country Where tobacco or alcohol is brought in from another EU country, no duties or tax will be payable as long as you can ... read more

14-08-2018
New counter-fraud squad

New counter-fraud squad

A new Government Counter Fraud Profession (GCFP) is to be launched on 9th October to help fight fraud in the public sector. The size of the challenge is immense with fraud in the public sector estimated to be between £31 billion and £49 billion. ... read more

14-08-2018
Intellectual property scam

Intellectual property scam

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is warning taxpayers of a new intellectual property (IP) scam, where taxpayers receive unsolicited invitations from companies offering services to help them protect their IP in return for a fee. These usually ... read more

14-08-2018
The Cycle to Work scheme and National Minimum Wage

The Cycle to Work scheme and National Minimum Wage

There are special rules involving bicycles usually referred to as 'Cycle to Work' arrangements. The Cycle to Work scheme was introduced in 1999 to help promote the use of healthy ways to commute to work. The scheme allows employers to provide ... read more

14-08-2018
HMRC interest rates

HMRC interest rates

Following the recent increase in the Bank of England base rate to 0.75%, HMRC has announced changes to the rates of interest they charge. The new rates of interest charged on underpaid quarterly instalment payments of 1.75% (was 1.50%), took ... read more

14-08-2018
Corporation Tax computations

Corporation Tax computations

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) provides independent advice to the government on simplifying the UK tax system, with the object of reducing compliance burdens on both businesses and individual taxpayers. The OTS operates on a permanent, ... read more

13-08-2018
Employers have published gender pay gap data

Employers have published gender pay gap data

Under new gender pay gap regulations that came into force in April 2017, all employers with over 250 employees are required to report their gender pay gap data. The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has now announced that 100% of UK employers ... read more