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Christa Ackroyd loses IR35 appeal

Christa Ackroyd loses IR35 appeal

Christa Ackroyd loses IR35 appeal: Former BBC presenter Christa Ackroyd has lost her appeal against a ruling that she was an employee, not a freelance contractor, when she worked for the BBC via a personal service company. The IR35 rules in broad terms mean that those working via a personal service company have to consider [...]
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Budget will not now take place on 6th November 2019

Budget will not now take place on 6th November 2019

Budget will not now take place on 6 November: On 25 October 2019 the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid wrote to the Treasury Select Committee to confirm that the Budget will not now take place on 6 November 2019 as originally planned. You can read that letter here. We will keep you informed of [...]
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Money Laundering non-compliance

Money Laundering non-compliance

Money Laundering non-compliance: HMRC has published details of businesses that have failed to comply with the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017. HMRC is also advising that the published person may have changed their behaviour or no longer be based at the published address. Also that the [...]
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Experts warning over insolvency debts

Experts warning over insolvency debts

Experts warning over insolvency debts: Prioritising HMRC over other creditors in insolvencies will have a ‘negative impact on the UK’s economic growth’, experts have warned Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid. The warning was issued in a letter from 11 business organisations and insolvency experts to the Chancellor. Signatories of the letter include the Institute [...]
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Brexit-readiness events for business

Brexit-readiness events for business

Brexit-readiness events for business: The Department for Business has launched a nationwide programme of events to help businesses prepare for Brexit. The free events are designed to provide free advice on a range of Brexit-related topics, including exporting, importing and employing EU citizens. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from senior government officials [...]
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‘Major gaps’ in no-deal Brexit guidance

‘Major gaps’ in no-deal Brexit guidance

‘Major gaps’ in no-deal Brexit guidance: According to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) there are ‘major gaps’ in the government’s no-deal Brexit guidance for UK businesses. The BCC carried out a review of official government no-deal Brexit guidance for businesses, and found that 31 of 36 critical areas are still marked amber or red, [...]
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HMRC collects record amounts of IHT

HMRC collects record amounts of IHT

HMRC collects record amounts of IHT: The government has announced that HMRC collected a record sum of £5.4 billion in inheritance tax (IHT) during the 2018/19 tax year. The increase comes on the back of a 15% rise in the number of estates liable for IHT. Between 2015/16 and 2016/17, the number of estates paying [...]
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Senior clinicians’ pensions consultation

Senior clinicians’ pensions consultation

Senior clinicians’ pensions consultation: The government has launched a consultation on proposals to give senior NHS doctors and nurses access to more flexible pensions. The proposals aim to offer senior clinicians more control over their pensions growth. The consultation follows reports that senior NHS clinicians pension tax charges are making them retire early or change their [...]
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