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December 2019 – Insider Newsletter
-A report into the loan charge may not be published until after the deadline for settling claims with HMRC has passed.
-Plans to increase probate fees that were due to take effect earlier this year have been abandoned.
-Extending off-payroll rules to the private sector in April 2020 should be delayed by a year, a tax group has said.
-The Treasury Committee believes the current business rates system in England and Wales is in “urgent need of reform”.

November 2019 – Insider Newsletter
-A government-backed pension provider is trialling emotive messages to nudge sole traders to start retirement saving.
-The Treasury’s take from stamp duty land tax fell by the largest amount since the start of 2008/09, government figures show.
-A record amount of estates paid inheritance tax in 2016/17, according to government figures.
– Business groups want more support to help employers meet the Chancellor’s pledge to raise the national living wage to £10.50 an hour by 2024.

October 2019 Insider Newsletter
-Almost three quarters (74%) of VAT-registered firms signed up for Making Tax Digital (MTD) before the second stagger deadline last month.
-Plans to remove the employment allowance for large employers from April 2020 could impact on smaller firms.
-New figures show self-assessment taxpayers owe HMRC more than £1.6 billion in late payments on 2017/18 tax bills.
-Most auditors and independent examiners in England and Wales failed to identify failings in charity accounts in 2017/18.

September 2019 – Insider Newsletter
-The Treasury has announced it will review the tapered annual allowance for pensions, following calls to abolish it.
-Some of the UK’s biggest retailers have come together to demand action is taken to revamp the business rates system.
-Further tweaks to the apprenticeship levy look certain to be made in the autumn, when new chancellor Savid Javid is expected to deliver his first Budget.
-A major change to the way VAT is collected in the building and construction industry has been delayed until 1 October 2020.

March 2019 – Insider Newsletter
-Government launches service to prepare firms for EU exit
-Minimum contributions rise to 3% for employers in April
-HMRC error hits early-paying self-assessment taxpayers
-Making Tax Digital for VAT

February 2019
– Auto enrolment fines rise 146%
– Duel regisration servies passes 200,000 milestone
– Partners hit by avoidable ISA tax charge
– Think tank propose changes to save £7bn

January 2019
-Critics urge delay in rollout of MTD
-OTS calls for IHT system to be digitised
-R&D investment grows to £23.7bn in 2016/17
-Businesses getting to grips with apprenticeship levy

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