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Deadline for 'paper' self assessment tax returns

For those individuals who have previously submitted ‘paper’ self assessment tax returns the deadline for the 2015/16 return is 31 October 2016. Returns submitted after that date must be submitted electronically or they will incur a minimum penalty of £100. The penalty applies even when there is no tax to pay or the tax is paid on time.

Autumn Statement 2015

On Wednesday 25 November George Osborne presented the first Autumn Statement of this Parliament. So what exactly did the Chancellor say and, more importantly, what did it actually mean?

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.

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