Applications now open for freeports

Businesses that are planning to operate in the UK's new freeports can now apply to HMRC.

The tax authority has published the application forms to operate special customs procedures within…

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New law introduced to help protect pension savers from scammers

New rules to help protect pension savers from scammers have become law.

Under the regulations, pension trustees and scheme managers will be given the power to stop suspicious transfers before…

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Scottish Budget 2022

Finance Secretary Kate Forbes delivered the 2022/23 Scottish Budget on 9 December 2021, setting out the Scottish Government's financial and tax plans.

The Budget outlined the government's…

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Two freeports planned for Scotland

A partnership agreement to establish two green freeports in Scotland has been reached between the Scottish and UK governments.

The locations for the freeports have not yet been decided and…

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OBR updates economic picture

In his Spring Statement speech, Chancellor Rishi Sunak responded to the latest forecasts as published by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

The OBR forecasts UK economic growth to…

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Treasury announces it will regulate some forms of cryptocurrency

The Treasury has announced that it plans to recognise stablecoins as a valid form of payment as part of a wider government initiative to 'make Britain a global hub for cryptoasset technology and …

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New homeowners warned over tax refund claims

New homeowners are being warned about cold calls from rogue tax repayment agents advising them to make speculative Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) refund claims, which could leave them with large tax …

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