The UK government has reintroduced the naming and shaming of employers who fail to pay their employees the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).
The government has pledged thousands of pounds in additional financial support for victims of the recent floods.
The UK will become a cashless society within the next 15 years unless the government takes action, according to the Access to Cash Review.
Research carried out by the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that UK tax reliefs cost £155 billion per year.
Research commissioned by HMRC has suggested that low take-up of the Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme is linked to a 'poor understanding' of the initiative.
Smaller landlords are exiting the buy-to-let market following cuts to tax relief, according to research from estate agency Hamptons International.
Rishi Sunak has been appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer following the surprise resignation of Sajid Javid on 13 February.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has stated that flat economic growth should serve as a wake-up call to the government ahead of the 2020 Budget.
The number of dawn raids carried out by HMRC on individuals and businesses dropped last year, according to data published by law firm Pinsent Masons.
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has published its wishlist ahead of the 2020 Budget, which will be delivered on Wednesday 11 March.
HMRC has announced that changes to the off-payroll rules will only apply to payments made for services provided on or after 6 April 2020.
On 6 February, Public Finance Minister for Scotland, Kate Forbes, outlined plans for Scottish taxation and spending in the 2020/2021 Scottish Budget.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has called for Chancellor Sajid Javid to use next month's Budget to address 'critical skills shortages' in order to 'level up' UK economic growth.
According to a survey carried out by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), UK business confidence bounced back in January after the election of a majority government saw political uncertainty recede.
The number of taxpayers who missed the self assessment deadline rose to 958,296 this year, according to data published by HMRC.
According to data from the Insolvency Service, during 2019 the total number of company insolvencies in England and Wales rose to its highest level since 2013.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, has raised the threshold at which taxpayers start to pay national insurance contributions (NICs) to £9,500 a year.
The implementation of Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT) has proved costly and has failed to reduce errors, according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT).
Residential property sellers with taxable gains must beware major changes to the capital gains tax (CGT) rules, the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has warned.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) has urged the government to publish its negotiating objectives as the UK moves towards the next stage of Brexit talks.
HMRC has stated that more than three million taxpayers are yet to file their self assessment tax return despite the deadline looming.
HMRC has now published draft secondary legislation for the off-payroll working rules that are due to come into force in April this year.
Vengeful witches and pet hamsters feature in HMRC's list of imaginative excuses and expense claims, which has been published in the run up to the self assessment deadline.
Anti-money laundering (AML) penalties reached a record high of £6.2 billion worldwide last year, according to data from software company Encompass Corporation.
New legislation is being introduced to Parliament that aims to tackle late payments and strengthen the powers of the Small Business Commissioner.
The government has vowed to undertake a revamp of the current student loans repayment system.
In a new report, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has stated that businesses must take action now to tackle climate change.
HMRC has issued guidance on recognising genuine Revenue contact and phishing emails.
According to a study carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), UK average household debt is now higher than during the 2008 financial crisis.
The UK's GDP fell by 0.3% during November as political uncertainty continued to take its toll on the economy, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Research commissioned by finance provider Stenn Group has revealed that a significant number of UK businesses predict a recession in 2020.
The deadline for submitting your 2018/19 self assessment tax return is just 21 days away.
A survey carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has suggested that UK workers are losing five days per year as a result of travel delays.
The government has launched a review into the new off-payroll working rules, known as IR35, that are due to come into effect on 6 April 2020.
Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced that he will deliver the 2020 Budget on Wednesday 11 March.
Figures published by HMRC have revealed that a significant number of taxpayers filed their self assessment tax returns over the festive period.
HMRC raised £5 billion last year through fraud investigations, according to the latest data from the tax authority's Fraud Investigation Service (FIS).
Millions of UK workers will see their pay rise after the government made the biggest ever cash increase in the legal minimum wage.
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