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Autumn Budget 2017

The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his first Autumn Budget on Wednesday 22 November 2017. Some of the key announcements are set out below. INCREASED LIMITS FOR KNOWLEDGE-INTENSIVE COMPANIES The government will legislate to encourage more investment in knowledge-intensive companies under t...

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Are employee gifts tax free?

At this time of year some employers may wish to make small gifts to their employees. A tax exemption is available which should give employers certainty that the benefits provided are exempt and do not result in a reportable employee benefit in kind. In order for the benefit to be exempt it must s...

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Advisory fuel rates for company cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect from 1 December 2017. The guidance states: ‘You can use the previous rates for up to one month from the date the new rates apply’. The rates only apply to employees using a company car. The advisory fu...

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Pension contribution increases and temporary staff

The Pensions Regulator is reminding employers that they need to comply with their auto enrolment duties. AUTOMATIC ENROLMENT STILL APPLIES TO TEMPORARY STAFF THIS CHRISTMAS With the festive season fast approaching, employers may be planning to take on temporary staff to help their business sur...

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Delay to roll out of Tax free childcare

he government have announced a delay to the roll out of tax free childcare which was expected to be fully implemented by the end of the year. From 24 November 2017 the service is available to parents whose youngest child is under 6 or who has their 6th birthday on that day. Parents can apply online ...

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Trusts Registration Service

HMRC have launched a new Trusts Registration Service (TRS), so that trustees can register their trust online and provide information on the beneficial owners of the trust. The new service launched in early July for trustees and replaces the 41G (Trust) paper form, which was withdrawn at the end of A...

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