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Tax tribunals backlog hits new high

Tax tribunals backlog hits new high

Posted in Latest News on December 1, 2014

The backlog of tax disputes waiting to be heard has reached a record high, new research has found. Law firm Pinsent Masons said on 25 November that 27,246 …

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856,000 claim Employment Allowance

856,000 claim Employment Allowance

Posted in Latest News on December 1, 2014

Almost one million employers are benefitting from the Employment Allowance across the UK, according to new figures. Introduced in April 2014, the allowance …

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Tax debt recovery safeguards strengthened

Tax debt recovery safeguards strengthened

Posted in Latest News on December 1, 2014

The government says it has improved safeguards to protect vulnerable taxpayers in its plans to recover tax and tax credit debts directly from taxpayers’ …

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Staging date awareness still low in smallest firms

Staging date awareness still low in smallest firms

Posted in Latest News on November 3, 2014

New research has found that fewer than half of the smallest employers know their staging date – the date when they must start auto-enrolling eligible …

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Export support soars by 50%

Export support soars by 50%

Posted in Latest News on November 3, 2014

The number of businesses receiving export support has increased by 50 per cent in the last financial year, the government has announced. UK Trade and Investment …

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Businesses urged to step up cyber security

Businesses urged to step up cyber security

Posted in Latest News on November 3, 2014

Small and medium-sized businesses are being urged to become more proactive in protecting themselves against online fraud. Research has revealed that 60 …

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PAYE tax debt repayment limit increased

PAYE tax debt repayment limit increased

Posted in Latest News on November 3, 2014

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is to increase the amount of money it can take through PAYE to settle tax debts from April 2015. At present, HMRC can recover …

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SMEs to be offered second chance to access finance

SMEs to be offered second chance to access finance

Posted in Latest News on November 3, 2014

The government has published draft legislation introducing new measures to help smaller businesses source the finance they need. The legislation, which …

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HMRC issues phishing alert

HMRC issues phishing alert

Posted in Latest News on November 3, 2014

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is warning taxpayers to be on their guard against fraudulent phishing emails. A total of 74,743 scam emails were reported …

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Latest fuel advisory rates published

Latest fuel advisory rates published

Posted in Latest News on October 1, 2014

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has updated its advisory fuel rates, applying to all journeys on or after 1 September 2014. HMRC-approved advisory fuel …

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