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Advisory fuel rates update

Advisory fuel rates update

The Advisory Fuel Rates (AFR) for company car users have been updated for the period 1 March 2018 to 31 May 2018. The guidance provides information on when you can use AFRs, and how they’re calculated.

Welsh Income Tax rates to be announced later this year

Welsh Income Tax rates to be announced later this year

HMRC has confirmed that the Welsh Government will make an announcement about its proposed Income Tax rates for Wales in its Budget later this year.

NMW compliance visits guidance updated

NMW compliance visits guidance updated

HMRC has updated its employer’s guidance about the checks it carries out to make sure employers are paying at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

Basic PAYE Tools update

Basic PAYE Tools update

HMRC has made a range of updates to the Basic Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Tools (BPT).

NLW continues to reduce number of low-paid jobs

NLW continues to reduce number of low-paid jobs

The National Living Wage (NLW) has helped reduce the number of workers in low pay jobs by 18 per cent in the year to April 2017, the lowest proportion since 1982.

Clamp down on off-payroll working set for private sector

Clamp down on off-payroll working set for private sector

A consultation to ensure contractors who effectively work as employees pay the right tax has been launched.

The government wants to tighten up IR35 rules, which were introduced in the year 2000 and are intended to stop individuals avoiding employment taxes by working through their own company. It estimates that in 90 per cent of cases within the private sector, IR35 is not correctly applied.

Improving the tax treatment of short term business visitors from overseas branches

Improving the tax treatment of short term business visitors from overseas branches

HMRC has launched a consultation on how to improve the tax and administrative treatment of short term business visitors from overseas branches of UK companies. It is seeking views on whether changes to the existing rules are necessary and on its proposals for two options.

Underpaid workers are being urged to complain

Underpaid workers are being urged to complain

A campaign has been launched to encourage minimum wage workers to complain to HMRC if they believe they are not being paid correctly.

Strong labour demands lead to rise in pay expectations

Strong labour demands lead to rise in pay expectations

A tightening labour market, making it difficult to recruit the right skills, has caused pay expectations to edge up, according to the latest Quarterly Labour Market Outlook from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and The Adecco Group.

Warnings over spate of tax refund scams

Warnings over spate of tax refund scams

HMRC has called on people to remain vigilant against fraudsters, who are using email and text messages to scam them out of their savings.

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