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Friday 21 December 2012

Protecting your business in adverse conditions

With many areas of the UK having experienced challenging weather conditions in the run-up to the festive period, business owners are advised to make sure they have in place sufficient contingency plans to cover any unexpected incidents that could occur over the coming months.  To find out more, read our article on our website.

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Government announces changes to redundancy rules

The Government has announced changes to the rules on collective redundancies, including a halving of the statutory minimum 90 day consultation period before large scale redundancies can take place.  Find out more and read the article here.

Tuesday 18 December 2012

HMRC hotline delays 'leave taxpayers with £33m phone bill'

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is facing criticism after a new report found that delays in answering phone calls resulted in taxpayers being charged tens of millions of pounds.  Click here to find out more.

Monday 17 December 2012

New figures reveal rise in inheritance tax receipts

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) netted almost £3bn from inheritance tax (IHT) in 2011/12, latest figures suggest. To find out more, read the full article here.

Monday 10 December 2012

Modest earners 'to be hit by pension tax relief cuts'

Plans to cut the annual and lifetime pensions tax allowances have attracted criticism from the pensions industry, with some experts warning that the changes could have an impact on individuals with final salary schemes.  To find out more, click here to read the full article.

Thursday 6 December 2012

2012 Autumn Statement: How will the measures affect you?

Chancellor George Osborne unveiled a number of significant measures affecting both individuals and businesses, in his 2012 Autumn Statement.  To read our summary, click here.

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Chancellor set to reveal Autumn Statement measures

Chancellor George Osborne will deliver the 2012 Autumn Statement to the House of Commons today, with many economists predicting that the Office for Budget Responsibility will cut its economic growth forecasts for the UK, and that the Chancellor has failed to meet his ‘golden rules’ on the economy.  To read the full article click here.

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Revenue publish guidance on PAYE Real Time penalties

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published guidance on the penalties for filing late and inaccurate returns, for employers operating PAYE via Real Time Information (RTI).  Find out more on our website.

Monday 3 December 2012

Small businesses 'drifting away from bank lending'

Small businesses are moving away from bank funding because they are struggling to secure the necessary finance, new research suggests.  Find out more on our website.