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...

Apprenticeship starts fall by a quarter

The number of people starting apprenticeships has fallen by 26% since the Government's reforms to the apprenticeship system, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO). In April 2017, the Department for Education (DfE) introduced several changes to the...

1 month left to payroll employee benefits and expenses

Employers have one month left to register online to put expenses and benefits through payroll for the 2019/20 tax year, ahead of the deadline on 5 April 2019. Payrolling benefits in kind means most employee benefits can be taxed through payroll instead of through the...

Households warned of landline scams

Households with a landline number have been told to be wary of calls from scammers posing as HMRC, following increased reports of phone scams. The tax authority received more than 60,000 reports of phone scams in the six months to January 2019 - an increase of 360% on...

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...