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Assets to be seized from employers that snub workplace pension fines

Employers that refuse to pay workplace pension fines could have their assets seized to pay their debts. The Pensions Regulator (TPR) issues fines to employers that fail to meet their automatic enrolment duties and can secure court orders if the debts are not paid. TPR is to now appoint High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs) to enforce court orders in England

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Small Business Taskforce sets out 10-point demand to government

IPSE and a collective of small business representative bodies and think tanks has set out 10 demands to government in a series of ministerial visits. The Small Business Taskforce, made up of 11 organisations representing two million small firms and self-employed individuals, will raise manifesto points in upcoming meetings with Ministers and policy makers. The paper sets out 10 recommendations it believes need to happen in

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HMRC to delay introduction of new digital services for individuals

HMRC has said its switch in focus to Brexit is the main reason why it is to delay plans to introduce more digital services for individuals. HMRC has admitted it was ‘overly ambitious’ about the number of individuals who would stop contacting the department by phone and post after it introduced digital channels.  At the same time, HMRC has been

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Companies House warning over scam emails

Companies House are warning that some people have received fraudulent emails claiming to be from them. A spokesman said: “We’re aware that some customers have received suspicious emails about company complaints. These emails are not from us. The email is sent from ‘noreply@cpgov.uk’ with the following message: “If you receive any emails from this sender, forward them to phishing@companieshouse.gov.uk as

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Charity Commission urges vigilance

Almost three-quarters of insider frauds at charities happen because of excessive trust and lack of challenge from others within the charity, says a new report from the Charity Commission. The regulator of charities in England and Wales has published the findings of a study that found cultural factors such as placing excessive trust or responsibility in individuals, or the lack

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A handy tax calculator

Employees can better understand the deductions on their payslip by visiting SalaryBot, a handy salary calculator which works out the take home pay a worker earns on their gross wage. Employees can use it to see how much cash they’ll make each week, month or year – helping them take control of their finances and ensure they’re paying the correct

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The rags to riches story of the YO! Sushi founder

Much like The Business Show itself, many of the speakers who appear at this biannual event have started from the most humble of beginnings.  And similar to the journey that’s seen The Business Show become the largest exhibition of its kind in Europe, these speakers all have incredible tales of battling against the odds to establish some of the world’s

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The Pensions Regulator: Important update about the Government Gateway

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is no longer using Government Gateway as the authentication process for the Declaration of Compliance portal. Instead, employers and advisers will log in to the portal via TPR’s own system. To ensure that the changes are user friendly, a series of testing and research has been conducted over the past year. The key changes to note

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HMRC Talking Points sessions – April and May 2018

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: The role of HMRC as a creditor in voluntary arrangements: This webinar will provide a brief introduction to voluntary arrangements, both corporate and individual and HMRC’s policy as a creditor, to either support or reject proposals

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