HMRC issues reminder about early December pay dates
Many businesses pay their employees early in December. However, for employees who also claim Universal Credit, this can cause a problem. HMRC has explained how to avoid it. What should you do?
Important tax deadline approaching fast
With all the focus on the forthcoming Budget this month, it is easy to forget that 31 October is a key tax deadline in the annual calendar. What is it, and what are the consequences of missing it?
VAT increase for some businesses
At the start of the pandemic, the government cut the flat rate scheme percentages for businesses in the hospitality industry. As of 1 October 2021, these rates have increased. Who is affected, and why isn’t it the end of the story just yet?
Payment for overtime hours: what's the law?
According to data from salary survey company Cendex, more than half of UK employees are now working additional unpaid hours every day. Where staff work more than their contracted hours, do employers have to pay them for the extra hours?
SDLT holiday is over
A number of coronavirus support schemes came to an end in September, including the SDLT holiday. What does this mean for transactions which have not yet completed?
Government delays MTD for income tax and basis period reform
Following vocal representation from various professional bodies, the government has agreed to delay crucial reforms to the tax system. What’s the full story?