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The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is warning taxpayers of a new intellectual property (IP) scam, where taxpayers receive unsolicited invitations from companies offering services to help them protect their IP in return for a fee. These usual... Read More

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has updated its papers on the possibility of launching a Sole Enterprise Protected Assets (SEPA) business model for sole traders.SEPA status would allow sole traders to retain the simplicity of sole trader statu... Read More

HMRC continues to warn taxpayers about email phishing scams. Phishing emails are used by fraudsters to access recipients’ valuable personal details, such as usernames and passwords. Whilst these messages may appear to be genuine they are very dangero... Read More

There are a number of options open to taxpayers who disagree with a tax decision issued by HMRC. As a first step it is usually possible to make an appeal against a tax decision. There is normally a 30-day deadline for making an appeal so time is of t... Read More

A former football agent, Jerome Anderson, who looked after over 200 players during his career including Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp, has lost his £1.2m tax avoidance case with HMRC.The football agent's tax appeal was recently heard at the... Read More

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is a government body in England and Wales and an executive agency of HMRC. The Agency values properties for the purpose of Council Tax and for non-domestic rates in England and Wales. The council tax bands were set o... Read More

The government has launched a multi-million pound challenge fund to help tackle the disability employment gap. The fund is the latest in a range of government measures that aims to see one million more disabled people in work by 2027.The £4.2 million... Read More

Plans to introduce a new two tiered penalty system for individuals and businesses that do not pay their tax bills on time have been included in the draft Finance Bill 2018-19. The government has said that the new late payment penalty regime will help... Read More

The Finance Bill 2018-19 draft legislation includes a new measure to introduce a points-based penalty system for certain regular (e.g. monthly, quarterly and annual) returns that are filed late. The introduction of a points system was first anno... Read More

Public Health England (PHE) and Business in the Community have published a new toolkit to help employers support workers who are affected by domestic abuse.One in four women and one in six men suffer from domestic abuse in their lifetime and domestic... Read More

The Finance Bill 2018-19 draft legislation was published on 6 July 2018. The Bill which runs to 226 pages (with a further 143 pages of explanatory notes) contains the legislation for many of the tax measures that had previously been announced by the... Read More

The government’s response to the Home Affairs Select Committee’s report on the delivery of Brexit, published in May 2018, committed to providing further details about the proposed EU Settlement Scheme in the next few weeks. The scheme is the new... Read More