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HMRC Bouquets

by ROSS MCCONNELL on APRIL 15, 2019

A Personal Apology With Your Tax Error Hands up if you have received flowers since 2014. Now keep your hand up if they were sent to you by HMRC.  No-one? Me neither, and frankly I’m a little disappointed. It turns out that HMRC spent £10,298 between 2014 and 2018 on flowers. The bouquets were given to taxpayers by way of an apology, after a mistake was made by HMRC, where the error...

 
Did You Give Your Staff A Bonus Last Friday?

APRIL 08, 2019

National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 This morning I have a little quiz for you. So, hopefully, you will all be aware that the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rose with effect from 1st April, to: · NLW (workers aged 25[plus]) — from £7.83 to £8.21 per hour. · NMW rates: workers aged 21–24 — from £7.38 to £7.70 per hour workers aged 18–20 — from £5.90 to £6.15 per hour workers aged 16–18 —...

HMRC Lose Their Taste For The Spotlight

APRIL 01, 2019

When Is A Freelancer Not A Freelancer? Those of you with long memories and a sweet tooth will remember the debate around when is a cake not a cake – brought into focus when McVitie’s went to court against HMRC in 1991, to claim Jaffa Cakes were a chocolate covered cake (hence zero-rated) and not a chocolate covered biscuit, which was subject to VAT. McVitie’s won. This week the question HMRC...

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