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Tax avoidance scheme win for HMRC

Tax avoidance scheme win for HMRC

HMRC could recover up to £110 million after it won its case against a tax avoidance scheme promoter.

Date for draft Scottish Budget announced

Date for draft Scottish Budget announced

The draft Scottish Budget 2018/19 will be published on 14 December, three working weeks after the Chancellor delivers the UK’s autumn Budget on 22 November.

Countdown Bulletin 29

Countdown Bulletin 29

The latest countdown bulletin has been released. The publication provides important guidance and information to pension scheme administrators about the end of contracting-out.

Recognised overseas pension schemes notification list

Recognised overseas pension schemes notification list

The latest list of recognised overseas pension schemes (ROPS) has been released by HMRC. These schemes meet the conditions to be a ROPS and have asked to be included on the list.

AE burden not as great as anticipated

AE burden not as great as anticipated

The government has published its report into small and micro employers' and workers' experiences of automatic enrolment (AE).

Two weeks’ paid leave for bereaved parents

Two weeks’ paid leave for bereaved parents

Employed parents who lose a child under the age of 18 will have the right to two weeks’ paid leave under new proposed laws.

Unite to lodge tribunal claim over Monarch redundancies

Unite to lodge tribunal claim over Monarch redundancies

Unite has announced its intention to bring an employment tribunal claim on behalf of 1,800 Monarch workers, after the airline went into administration last week.

The union, which represents engineers and cabin crew, is lodging proceedings over a failure to consult with staff on redundancies.

Apprenticeship levy still a mystery for many

Apprenticeship levy still a mystery for many

Businesses remain in the dark about how best to utilise the Apprenticeship Levy, according to findings from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in partnership with Middlesex University London.

Nearly a quarter of businesses that pay the Levy said they have no understanding of it or don’t know how they will respond to it. Similarly, of those who do not pay the levy but can still apply to use the funding, 66% have no understanding or don’t know how they will respond to it.

New offences for failing to prevent tax evasion

New offences for failing to prevent tax evasion

Corporations could be prosecuted if they fail to prevent staff from criminally facilitating tax evasion under the Criminal Finances Act 2017.

The two new offences – one applying to UK taxes and the other to the evasion of foreign taxes – will hold corporations and partnerships criminally liable when they fail to prevent their employees, agents, or others who provide services on their behalf from criminally facilitating tax evasion.

IR35 rules are affecting the public sector

IR35 rules are affecting the public sector

Changes to the IR35 Off-Payroll working rules are increasing costs for public sector organisations, according to findings from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

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