Taxpayers given more time for voluntary national insurance contributions

The government has extended the voluntary national insurance deadline to give taxpayers more time to fill gaps in their contributions and boost their state pensions.

The extension comes after…

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Latest guidance for employers

HMRC has published the latest issue of the Employer Bulletin. The April issue has information on various topics, including:

  • reporting expenses and benefits for the tax year ending…

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Number of early self assessment filers doubles in five years

The number of self assessment taxpayers filing their tax return on the first day of the tax year has more than doubled since 2018, HMRC has revealed.

More than 77,500 customers submitted their…

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UK inflation falls as economy shrinks in May

The UK's rate of inflation fell to 7.9% in the year to June while the country's economy shrank in May, according to the latest Consumer Prices Index (CPI) published by the Office for National Statistics…

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Inflation falls

The UK's annual inflation rate fell to 6.8% in July, down from 7.9% in June, according to the latest data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

It is the smallest increase in the…

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Firms looking to Autumn Statement for help with rising operating costs

Small firms will look to the upcoming Autumn Statement for signs that the government understands their operating concerns, says the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

The business group…

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Latest guidance for employers

HMRC has published the latest issue of the Employer Bulletin. The October issue has information on various topics, including:

  • electric charging of company cars and vans at residential…

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Rise in contactless card payment limit

From 1 April the spending limit for contactless card payments rose from £30 to £45.

The decision to increase the payment limit was reached following consultation between the retail sector…

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Government borrowing could rise to £300 billion

The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) has suggested that government borrowing may rise to £300 billion in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The think tank has been working to estimate…

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