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Food and drink firms bring in record £22bn in exports

Food and drink businesses raised £22 billion from exports in 2017, a record high according to government figures. UK food and drink firms are now

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Cash basis for landlords

The default basis for landlords’ accounts. Traders have been able to prepare their accounts using the cash basis since April 2013, as long as they

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One in 15 face fines after missing tax return deadline

A total of 745,588 people run the risk of being fined by HMRC after missing the deadline to submit their self-assessment tax return. About one

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One million firms comply with auto-enrolment

The number of employers that have complied with auto-enrolment passed one million for the first time in January 2018. Data released by The Pensions Regulator

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Taxpayers reclaim £493m from HMRC

HMRC has had to return nearly half-a-billion pounds to taxpayers since April 2015, claims analysis of government statistics. Royal London reports the Revenue is overcharging

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Tax and employee benefits

What to expect when providing staff with perks. Most employers choose to recognise the ongoing commitment made by their members of staff by providing various

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Firms banned from charging credit card fees

Retailers and businesses are no longer able to charge consumers extra for using a credit card to pay for goods or services. Interchange fees charged

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Government moves to scrap controversial ‘staircase tax’

  The government has started the process to reverse the so-called ‘staircase tax’ to ease the pressure on small businesses. Communities secretary Sajid Javid published

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Most small firms are not ready for digital accounts

  The overwhelming majority of business owners and landlords remain in the dark over making tax digital (MTD), government research shows. Ipsos Mori polled 2,900

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Fraudsters target over-65s in gift card tax scam

  Vulnerable and elderly people are being told they owe large amounts of tax which they can only pay off through digital vouchers and gift

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