September 2017

Instant pensions duties start for new businesses

Start-up businesses will from 1 October have a legal duty to put staff straight into a workplace pension as soon as they employ them. The start of instant pension duties coincides with the fifth anniversary of automatic enrolment and shows that providing a workplace pension is now simply part of running a business. Since 2012, more than 8.5 million more

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All change at the IAB

After 11 years as the CEO of the IAB, Malcolm Trotter will be moving into a newly created role on 1 January 2018. Janet Jack, current IAB Chair, has been appointed into the CEO role. As International Vice President, Malcolm will continue the IAB’s drive to support the bookkeeping profession in countries around the world – he has visited four

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No more paying tax bills at the Post Office

HMRC has confirmed that from 15 December 2017 taxpayers will not be able to make payments for outstanding tax bills at any Post Office via cheque, cash or card. The Post Office payment system will go but cheque payments will still be accepted by post. Other means of payment by direct debit (where applicable), online or telephone banking (faster payments),

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Join HMRC’s user panel and help it to improve

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is looking for volunteers to join its user panel and help shape its online services. If you’d like to get involved, you can join the HMRC user panel to test its services and give your feedback. You’ll need to answer a few simple questions about yourself, which should take around five minutes. You don’t need

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HMRC Talking Points sessions – September & October 2017

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Please find further details of future scheduled online meetings below: National Minimum Wage (NMW) – common errors made by employers: Employers must pay the NMW and National Living Wage at the right rate. There are a number of errors that employers make which

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Bus company and boss to be prosecuted for failing to give staff workplace pensions

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is to prosecute a Greater Manchester bus firm and its managing director for deliberately not putting staff into a workplace pension. Stotts Tours (Oldham) Limited is accused of failing to comply with the law on automatic enrolment in respect of 36 members of staff. Managing director Alan Stott is accused of either consenting or conniving in

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New IAB seminars announced!

The IAB has arranged two seminars for November 2017.  The seminars will cover topics including: the Data Protection Laws changing in relation to GDPR, Anti-Money Laundering Update and much more! The events will take place in Bristol on Thursday 23rd November and London on Wednesday 29th November and are an excellent way to gain updates for your own business and

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