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Tax Gap remains low

Tax Gaps

HMRC have confirmed that the Tax Gap for 2017-2018 is 5.6%. This shows a reduction of 1.6% from 2005-2006. This means that HMRC have successfully collected 94.4% of all tax due under the law in 2017-2018. Jesse Norman MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury said: The UK’s low tax gap underlines both how the vast … Read more

HMRC and Automation Technology

HMRC Robotics and AI

As we venture further in to this digital world HMRC are at the government forefront of introducing automation technology with both ‘unattended’ solutions which need no human support at all and ‘attended’ solutions which require some human intervention. HM Revenue and customs now have a range automation technology software that they can program to take … Read more

Employing Staff

Job retention scheme COVID-19

Once you’ve checked your business can afford to begin employing staff, decided on what type of worker would suit your business and checked the workplace is safe and accessible. Before you can hire you must: Register with HMRC Register as an employer with HMRC and set up a PAYE scheme so that you can pay … Read more

Auto Enrolment Pension Increase

Auto-enrolment pensions

Auto-enrolment pension increase Under auto enrolment legislation, minimum pension contributions are required to increase over time. The next increase will happen on 6 April 2019 to a total of 8% of qualifying earnings of which 3% must be paid by the employer.   Minimum Employer contribution Minimum Employee contribution Total minimum contribution April 6 2018 … Read more

Springtime tax scams target young and vulnerable warns HMRC

self employed help COVID-19

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are warning young adults, the vulnerable and the elderly to be vigilant against springtime tax scams offering a tax refund. Fraudsters regularly target taxpayers by email and text pretending to be from HMRC .Stating that a tax refund is owed. With April and May being ranked as the peak period … Read more