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2015

New scam targeting newly incorporated companies

We have been made aware of a new scam that targets newly incorporated companies. Shortly after incorporation a letter is sent to the new company’s registered office claiming to be from “Register of Companies and Businesses” the wording of the letter is as follows;

5p carrier bag charge comes into force

Carrier bag charges began in England on 5 October 2015. For a large retailer the minimum charge is 5p for single-use plastic carrier bags. For small or medium-sized businesses no charge is required but can be made on a voluntary basis.

Autumn Statement date announced

The government has announced that the date of the Autumn Statement will be 25 November 2015.

Making tax simpler for charities

In September HMRC updated their detailed guidance notes which outline how the tax system operates for charities. The notes include how to apply to be recognised as a charity for tax and the operation of gift aid and payroll giving.

Government toughens National Minimum Wage (NMW) sanctions

The government has announced a package of measures including tougher NMW penalties to ensure employees receive the pay they are entitled to.
The measures include:

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