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Launch of the Tax-Free Childcare Scheme

It has been confirmed that the new Tax-Free Childcare Scheme (TFCS) will be launched on 28 April for parents of young children. All eligible parents will be able to join the scheme by the end of 2017....

30th March 2017

New £1 coin in use from 28 March 2017

The new £1 coin entered circulation on 28 March 2017 and is now legal tender. The new £1 coin is 12-sided and will replace the round shaped £1 coin that has been in use for 30 years. The new coin has...

30th March 2017

Non-domiciles living in the UK

In July 2015, George Osborne announced measures to reduce the availability of non-domicile status to those living a substantial amount of time in the UK. These measures are effective from April 2017,...

30th March 2017

New Investment Bond

It was announced as part of the last autumn statement that a new National Savings and Investments (NS&I) product called the NS&I Investment Bond will be launched. It has now been confirmed...

30th March 2017

Money Laundering Regulations

The Money Laundering Regulations (MLR) are designed to protect the UK financial system and put in place certain controls to prevent businesses being used for money laundering by criminals and...

30th March 2017

Second incomes campaign

The second incomes campaign offers individuals the opportunity to inform HMRC that they have undeclared income from a supplementary income stream. The campaign targets individuals in employment who...

30th March 2017

Employment law changes

The following key changes to employment law will come into force in April 2017: From 6 April 2017, the Finance Act 2016 will require employers with an annual pay bill in excess of £3 million in a...

28th March 2017

Tax Diary April/May 2017

1 April 2017 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 30 June 2016. 19 April 2017 - PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 April 2017. (If you pay your tax electronically the due...

24th March 2017

Finance Bill 2017

The Finance Bill 2017 was published on 20 March 2017 and runs to a mammoth 762 pages, comfortably taking the record for the longest bill from Finance Bill 2012 which ran to 686 pages. The Bill...

23rd March 2017

Emails and letters from HMRC

HMRC continues to warn taxpayers about email scams. Phishing emails are used by fraudsters to access recipients’ valuable personal details, such as usernames and passwords. Whilst these messages may...

23rd March 2017