tax return excuses

The weird, wonderful and downright bizarre excuses for tax return deadlines missed

This article was written in collaboration with our partner company, K&B Accountancy Group. During your school days, you likely heard excuses along the lines of ‘the dog ate my homework’ or ‘my printer broke’ from a classmate who was attempting to avoid detention. But did you think the silly excuses ended at childhood? Well, think…

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Cracking down on risky contractor loan schemes

It has been a turbulent year for contractors, especially those who work within the public sector and have been hit by the introduction of the “off-payroll” reforms in April. Now a storm of risky umbrella firms are luring temporary workers with promises of higher take-home retentions in a bid to sidestep the tax crackdown that’s…

Criminal Finances Act 2017

New rules regarding tax evasion: Criminal Finances Act 2017

On April 27th, the Criminal Finances Bill received Royal Assent becoming the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and represents a significant development in the UK’s anti-money laundering regime in over a decade as well as the largest expansion of corporate criminal liability since the Bribery Act 2010. From 30th September 2017, companies will be criminally liable…

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Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy One of the many changes that will come into effect in April 2017 is the Apprenticeship Levy, which has been somewhat overshadowed by the off-payroll reform in the public sector. This new levy will affect both the public and private sector with payments starting from May 2017. The government has pledged to…