Health officials are calling for the introduction of a pudding tax covering cakes, biscuits, sweets and other treats high in sugar as figures reveal that children in the UK exceed the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18-year-old by the time they are 10
HMRC has lost a case involving the VAT status of a ‘raw chocolate brownie’ containing no egg, dairy or gluten but which a First Tier Tribunal (FTT) has ruled is a cake and not a chocolate bar, and should therefore be zero-rated
The House of Lords has called for the government to stop ‘index shopping’ when it calculates inflation, address known errors in the RPI calculation, and move to a single general measure of inflation
With only a few weeks to go before Brexit the Prime Minister’s failure to win approval for the terms of her withdrawal agreement has heightened the uncertainty businesses face
With the introduction of Making Tax Digital for VAT only a few weeks away, HMRC is looking to recruit tax specialists with digital skills, along with data analysts and digital experts. Anyone else think this is a little late?
The pilot programme for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT has been extended by HMRC to all businesses that meet the requirements, giving those affected time to test their systems and train staff ahead of the April deadline
Using its devolved powers for the first time, the National Assembly for Wales has agreed the proposed Welsh rates of income tax for 2019-20 which will track UK rates
The number of taxpayers missing the deadline for self-assessment returns has fallen over the last three years reducing penalties issued by HMRC to £75m
The number of NHS and local government bodies with significant weaknesses in their arrangements for delivering value for money is ‘unacceptably’ high, but bodies are failing to take action on auditors’ warnings, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO)
The government is consulting on proposals to extend and increase the plastic carrier bag charge, which would see it double to 10p and require all retailers to participate
The HMRC has published the latest VAT MOSS Exchange rates, see HERE for latest
Researchers have claimed that the woman registered as the world’s oldest person may actually have been her daughter, who assumed her identity to avoid paying inheritance taxes.
A survey of UK workers reveals that a majority have forwarded a customer email to their personal account, violating the EU’s GDPR