Eat Out to Help Out – look for the logo
More than 53,000 outlets across the UK have so far signed up to the UK Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme - and today a new official Government online finder is available to help diners locate them.
£16 million funding boost to support thousands more customs experts
Thousands of customs experts will be trained and businesses supported for trading post-Brexit with thanks to £16 million in new government funding launching today.
HMRC urges business owners to make sure they are ready for no deal
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging business owners to prepare now and consider three steps to ensure their businesses can continue to trade with the EU if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Ditch paper receipts – as VAT goes digital
Senior Decision Makers in finance and accounting admit to not being the best at keeping receipts, as 65% confess to having lost them, according to a new YouGov poll out today.
New Year – New Business ‘Tis the Season to Be Entrepreneurial by the Rt Hon Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General
Fans of The Apprentice will know that Swimwear designer Sian Gabbidon was chosen as the winner of The Apprentice 2018 by Lord Sugar earlier this month. The 26-year-old, from Leeds, beat nut milk entrepreneur Camilla Ainsworth, to win a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar in her swimwear company.
Helping Hand to Set Up New Businesses
More than 200,000 new businesses have used a new one-stop cross-government service allowing new start-ups to register their company and also register for tax at the same time.
Making Tax Digital for VAT pilot open for business
A pilot for a new online VAT service was launched today, with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) inviting more than half a million businesses to try it ahead of new rules coming into force in April 2019.
Whitchurch VAT fraudster jailed
A Shropshire director, who hijacked other companies VAT numbers in an attempt to steal over £125,000 has been jailed for two years.
Security company boss who absconded from court finally under lock and key
The owner of a Nottinghamshire security firm, who ran away from court minutes before he was due to be sentenced for pocketing £300,000 in VAT he charged customers instead of handing it over to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has been given a 28-month prison term.
UK digital firms get support with new EU VAT rules
Digital services sold to private EU consumers will, from tomorrow (1 January 2015), be taxed where the customer lives, rather than where the business is based, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded UK businesses.
Crackdown on VAT tax dodgers in Nottingham
A taskforce tackling fraudulent VAT repayments in the Nottingham area was launched today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Crackdown on VAT tax dodgers in the Midlands
A taskforce tackling fraudulent VAT repayments in the Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke and Wolverhampton areas was launched today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Stockport plumber arrested for tax fraud
A 36-year-old plumber from the Stockport area was arrested yesterday on suspicion of failing to pay the correct personal and business taxes for almost 10 years.
Paying HMRC quarterly – tips for a smooth experience
Businesses who pay HMRC quarterly are approaching their first payment deadline since the reporting of PAYE in real time was introduced. HM Revenue and Customs’ Jane Brothwood runs through some important steps to consider.
HMRC offers fresh guidance on YouTube
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published 21 additional videos on YouTube aimed at helping new and growing businesses.
Online tax week for new and growing businesses
For the first time businesses are being offered interactive support with their tax affairs by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
Registering for self-employment and Self Assessment
Thinking of setting up your own business or considering self-employment? Follow HM Revenue and Customs’ simple, 10-step guide to setting up as a sole trader.
Patent tax break makes YouTube debut
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has produced a video on YouTube explaining the Patent Box, a new tax incentive designed to encourage companies to develop innovative products.
Workshops give support to business
Small and medium-sized companies are being invited to a series of one-day workshops around the country on government support for business R&D and innovation. The free workshops are for SMEs and their professional advisors.