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05 Jan 2018

Scottish Draft Budget

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay delivered the 2018/19 Scottish Draft Budget on Thursday 14 December 2017 setting out the Scottish government's financial and tax plans.


05 Jan 2018

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax and First-Time Buyer Relief

The Scottish government announced that they will introduce a new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax relief for first-time buyers.


05 Jan 2018

Welsh Land Transaction Tax

The Welsh Parliament have announced changes to proposed rates and bands for Land Transaction Tax which is to be introduced in Wales from 1 April 2018.


05 Jan 2018

Proposals to extend pensions auto enrolment to younger workers

The government has announced proposals to extend pensions auto enrolment to include younger workers and to amend the way in which contributions are calculated.


05 Jan 2018

Paying HMRC? Not at the post office or by credit card

With many individuals having tax payments to make at the end of this month it is important to be aware that HMRC have announced that they will no longer accept payments made at the Post Office or by credit card.


05 Jan 2018

HMRC warning about iTunes gift card scam

HMRC are urging people to stay safe from a phone scam that is conning elderly and vulnerable people out of thousands of pounds.


04 Dec 2017

Employee gifts - tax free?

At this time of year some employers may wish to make small gifts to their employees.


04 Dec 2017

Pension contribution increases and temporary staff

The Pensions Regulator is reminding employers that they need to comply with their auto enrolment duties.


04 Dec 2017

Delay to roll out of Tax free childcare

The government have announced a delay to the roll out of tax free childcare which was expected to be fully implemented by the end of the year.


04 Dec 2017

Autumn Budget 2017

The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his first Autumn Budget on Wednesday 22 November 2017.


04 Dec 2017

Advisory fuel rates for company cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect from 1 December 2017.


04 Dec 2017

Trusts Registration Service

HMRC have launched a new Trusts Registration Service, so that trustees can register their trust online and provide information on the beneficial owners of the trust.


04 Dec 2017

Delay in the abolition of Class 2 NIC

The government has announced that it will introduce legislation to abolish Class 2 national insurance contributions and to make further proposed changes in 2018.


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