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Excuses, excuses: HMRC reveals top late tax return apologies

6 Feb 2018

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has once again revealed the worst excuses that taxpayers have given them for failing to meet the 31 January Self-Assessment (SA) deadline. Whilst there are sometimes reasonable excuses for a late submission, such as a

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HMRC offers practical support to businesses affected by Carillion’s collapse

6 Feb 2018

The start of 2018 saw the somewhat unexpected collapse of one of the UK’s largest construction and contracting businesses, Carillion. Despite winning a number of new public sector bids, including a £1.4 billion contract for HS2, it was revealed in

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Are you ready for the latest minimum wage rise?

6 Feb 2018

On 1 April 2018, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) will increase for all age groups. Aimed at improving the prospects of young workers, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the Autumn Budget that statutory wage

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Autumn Budget 2017

22 Nov 2017

When Chancellor Philip Hammond stepped up to the despatch box, he would have been acutely aware of the pressure he was under. Some 24 hours before the Chancellor was due to open his famous red box, the Office for National

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Self-employed workers may miss out on mortgages due to changes in delivery of SA302 forms

5 Sep 2017

Self-employed workers in the UK have reported their struggles to acquire a mortgage, after HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) changed the way it issues details of tax calculations and tax year overviews for submission with mortgage applications. Until recently accountants

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