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Friday, 30 September 2011
Employers must ensure that they give agency workers similar rights in pay and benefits to those of permanent workers, following the introduction of new legislation. To find out how this new legislation will affect you, read the article on our website: http://www.bournerbullock.co.uk/data/enews_article.asp?nrg=%93q%7F%7BW%91%7CbN%92%84%A2%7Bms%7Fu%5B%90%9B%88d%5D
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is calling for urgent action to be taken to boost the UK creative industries sector. To find out about the report, read the article on the Bourner Bullock website.
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Monday, 26 September 2011
Friday, 23 September 2011
HM Revenue and Customs has reported a 300% rise in fraudulent 'phishing' emails over the past year, with over 24,000 scam emails reported to HMRC in August alone. To find out more about these emails, read the article on the Bourner Bullock website.
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
The Government has issued new guidance for businesses who offer work experience, placements and internships, designed to clarify when someone is entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW). To find out more, read the article on the Bourner Bullock website:
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
An analysis by the Bank of England claims that its policy of injecting money into the economy through quantitative easing (QE) saved Britain from a double-dip recession. To find out more, read the article on the Bourner Bullock facebook page.
Monday, 19 September 2011
Firms should be forced to justify large executive salaries and bonuses to their shareholders, according to Business Secretary Vince Cable. To find out more, read the article on the Bourner Bullock website.
Friday, 16 September 2011
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) – a leading financial think tank – has published a review which calls for radical reform of the UK tax system, including abolishing fuel duty and stamp duty, expanding VAT and fully integrating National Insurance and income tax. To find out more, read the article on the Bourner Bullock website.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
It is with great pleasure that we celebrate today the 25th anniversary of Richard Ireland, our Senior Tax Consultant, joining the Bourner Bullock team. Richard has been and continues to be a valuable member of our team and we look forward to continuing to work with him over the coming years.
HM Revenue & Customs has issued a reminder about the new Self Assessment penalties for late returns and late payments, which come into effect this autumn and apply to returns for 2010/11, and all future financial years. To find out more, read the article on the Bourner Bullock website.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that the 50p tax rate for Britain's highest earners may not raise any extra revenue for the Treasury and could actually reduce it, according to a report by the Sunday Times, as wealthy Britons either move abroad or take advantage of permissible tax avoidance schemes to escape the rate. To find out more, read the article on the Bourner Bullock website.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
The Independent Commission on Banking (ICB), backed by the Government and led by Sir John Vickers, has concluded that banks should ring-fence their retail banking divisions from their riskier 'casino' investment banking operations, to protect customer savings and prevent future taxpayer-funded bailouts. To find out more, read the article on the Bourner Bullock website.
Monday, 12 September 2011
The Government is to consider accelerating the rise in the state pension age following concerns that the current timetable is 'too slow'. To find out more read the article here. For more information about pension reform, read our factsheet Pension Reform and NEST: An Overview
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
The Chancellor George Osborne is being urged to scrap the 50p tax rate amid concerns over the UK economy. To find out why, read the article on the Bourner Bullock website.
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
The Government has unveiled a package of measures aimed at making it easier for employers to take on apprentices. To find out more, read the article on the Bourner Bullock website.
A third of employers are planning to cut their spend on workplace pensions in an attempt to mitigate the cost of the forthcoming reforms to the pension regime, a new study has found. To find out more, read the article on the Bourner Bullock website. To find out more about the new pension reforms, read our factsheet: Pension Reform and NEST - An Overview.