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IR35 off payroll working rules set to change next year

IR35: Off payroll working rules set to change next year

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published new guidance on the expansion of the IR35 requirements to contractors working in the private sector. IR35 governs the tax status of people working through personal service companies (PSCs) and until now required…

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pass on tax free

Pass on up to £950,000 tax free in 2019-20

As of 6 April, direct descendants can inherit up to £950,000 completely free of income tax from their parents or grandparents thanks to increases in the residence nil-rate band. This tax-free allowance on inherited property has risen from £125,000 to…

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Beware the employer compliance check questionnaire

Beware the employer compliance check questionnaire

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is understood to be sending out “Employer Compliance Check Questionnaires” without notifying agents, which could land businesses in trouble if the wrong information is provided. The questionnaires are understood to be a replacement or substitute…

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Invoice fraud cost

Invoice fraud cost UK firms 93 million last year

A recent survey conducted by UK Finance revealed that more than four in 10 UK businesses are unaware of the potential risks associated with invoice fraud. Last year these scams cost UK firms almost £93 million, with 3,280 invoice and…

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businesses get to grips with payroll changes

Businesses get to grips with new employment costs

Employers across the UK are starting April with a sudden increase in employment costs following a rise in workplace pension contributions and minimum wage costs. The sharp increase in expenditure on staff couldn’t come at a worse time for business…

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