Thousands face huge tax avoidance bills

Contractors whose employers paid them through loans from offshore trusts are being urged to speak to us before 5 April 2019 or risk receiving massive tax bills. Up to 50,000 self-employed workers in the UK are believed to have benefitted from the lower income tax...

HMRC issues no-deal advice to businesses

All UK businesses are being urged to take three vital steps to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. HMRC is calling on all of the UK's 5.7 million businesses to register for an economic operator and registration identification (EORI) number, which will enable them to...

Deadline reminder for employer reporting

Businesses are being reminded to prepare for making their last full payment submissions (FPS) or employer payment summaries (EPS) of the 2018/19 tax year. The last FPS or EPS up to and including the final day of the financial year on 5 April 2019 requires businesses...

Auto-enrolment fines rise 146%

Fines issued to employers failing to comply with their auto-enrolment responsibilities have more than doubled over the last two years, a report from the Pensions Regulator shows. In 2017/18, 36,137 fines were issued to employers for not complying with the requirements...

New rules for employing flexible workers

Businesses employing flexible and short-term workers will need to comply with new rules protecting workers' rights, under a package of reforms announced by the Government. Under the new legislation, employers will need to provide workers with a written statement of...