Don’t get “spooked” this Halloween, says ICAEW ahead of paper tax return deadline - 19 October 2018

With just a couple of weeks to go before Halloween, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has urged taxpayers to avoid any unwanted frights this holiday season.

Making Tax Digital for VAT pilot launched by HMRC - 17 October 2018

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has this week opened a pilot scheme for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT – the first phase of the Government’s digital tax reporting overhaul.

HMRC clamp down on late payments by seizing assets from businesses’ - 15 October 2018

Recently, there has been a sharp increase in tax inspectors taking control of goods to settle bills with companies who cannot afford to pay with cash.

82 per cent of SMEs are struggling to recruit top talent, survey finds - 12 October 2018

The vast majority (82 per cent) of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to recruit the right talent they need to help their business grow, a new study reveals.

Treasury weighing up tax break for landlords who sell to young adults - 11 October 2018

The chancellor, Phillip Hammond is considering introducing a tax break in this month’s budget rewarding landlords who sell their properties to sitting tenants, after it was revealed that 40 per cent of young adults are unable to buy a home.

SMEs struggling to realise their growth plans, study suggests - 10 October 2018

A new study carried out by the British Business Bank suggests that one in three small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to realise their growth plans, due to a lack of understanding of small business finance.

PayPal caught up in technology tax crackdown - 8 October 2018

PayPal is among the first global tech giants to come under the hammer of HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) new tech tax policy after it agreed to pay an extra £2.7 million in tax.