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Monday, 30 April 2012

Revenue sends 12,000 penalty notices in error

Around 12,000 taxpayers have been sent penalty notice letters by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in error, warning them of the new £10 daily fines for failing to file their self assessment tax returns.  Find out more on our website.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Landmark court ruling 'supports forced retirement'

A recent ruling by the UK Supreme Court has suggested that employers can force workers who have reached the statutory retirement age to retire on a number of ‘legitimate grounds’, such as ensuring the future succession of staff.  Find out more on our website.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

UK economy slips back into recession

The UK economy has slipped back into recession, according to initial estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).  Find out more and read the article on our website.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Half of workers 'must continue working well beyond pension age'

Almost 50% of workers over the age of 50 will need to work for a further 11 years after reaching state pension age, a new report has warned.  Find out more and read the article here.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Employers offered flexible timescales for pension auto-enrolment

As businesses prepare for the introduction of automatic pension enrolment, the Pensions Regulator has confirmed that employers will be able to bring forward their staging date.  Find out more on our website.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Revenue issues May Day alert for tax returns

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is reminding taxpayers who have not yet filed their 2010/11 tax returns online that they must do so before 1 May, or face a series of daily penalties.  Find out more on our website.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Businesses urged to avoid ‘misleading’ trading names

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has issued guidance for businesses regarding their choice of trading name, with the aim of preventing firms from choosing names which could mislead customers about their commercial status.  Find out more on our website.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Latest innovation in ‘contactless’ payment technology unveiled

A new mini stick-on credit card has been unveiled as the latest innovation in ‘contactless’ payment technology.  Find out more on our website.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Loose monetary policy penalising pensioners and savers, say MPs

The Bank of England’s quantitative easing policy is penalising pensioners and savers, a committee of MPs has claimed.  Find out more on our website.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Full consultation for controversial charity tax relief changes

The Government will launch a consultation this summer on its controversial plans to cap tax relief on charitable donations.  Find out more on our website.

Monday, 16 April 2012

'One in ten' multi-millionaires paying less than 20% tax rate

Nearly 10% of individuals who earn more than £10 million a year are paying income tax at less than the basic rate of 20%, HM Treasury has revealed.  Find out more on our website.

Employers reminded of annual return deadline

Employers are being urged to file their annual return (P35 and P14s) by 19 May or risk incurring a penalty.  Find out more on our website.

Charities criticise plans to cap tax relief on charitable donations

Plans to restrict tax relief on charitable donations could lead to a fall in philanthropic gifts, according to some of the UK’s leading charities.  Find out more on our website.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Bourner Bullock at the French Chamber of Commerce Event - 4 April 2012

For the first time since becoming members of the French Chamber of Commerce, Bourner Bullock had a stand at the Member to Member Cocktail and Exhibition event on 4 April 2012.  To find out more about the event, please click here.  Bourner Bullock would like to thank everyone at the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain and all of the participants who attended, for their work in creating a memorable evening.  Did you enter our prize draw?  Click here to see if you were a lucky winner!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Tougher standards introduced for apprenticeships

New standards will come into force from August 2012, meaning that apprenticeships for all age groups will last for a minimum of 12 months.  Find out more on our website.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Airlines call for review as Air Passenger Duty rises by 8%

Some of the UK’s leading airlines have called on the Government to conduct a review of Air Passenger Duty (APD), following an 8% increase in the tax which came into force on 1 April.  Find out more on our website.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Savers urged to act as ISA deadline approaches

As the end of the 2011/12 tax year approaches, savers are being encouraged to make the most of their tax-free ISA annual allowance.  Find out more to make sure you don't miss out.