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Autumn Statement 2013

On Thursday 5 December the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivered his Autumn Statement . The Statement provides an update on the Government's plans for the economy based on the latest forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility.

HMRC new approach to business records checks

HMRC have announced that they are changing their Business Record Check (BRC) activity to ensure ‘it better targets help to those who are likely to have inadequate records’.

HMRC reveal deliberate defaulters

HMRC publishes details of deliberate tax defaulters, those people who have received penalties either for:

Parties for employees

With the season for office parties upon us we thought it would be a good idea to remind you of the tax implications. The good news is that, unlike entertaining customers, the costs of entertaining employees are generally allowable against the profits of the business.

Age Exception Certificates

HMRC will no longer issue age exception certificates (CA4140) to confirm that a person has reached State Pension age (SPA) and is no longer liable to pay Class 1 National Insurance Contributions (NICs), (employers continue to be liable for their portion of the NICs if the person is working as an employee).

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