Regulation date nearing

Each year, the government introduces regulatory changes affecting businesses on two common commencement dates. These dates are 6 April and 1 October. There are a number of changes due to come into force in April 2011. What follows is a summary, but not an exhaustive...

Budget 2011: first the cuts, now the growth plan

Last year’s Budget, coupled with the Comprehensive Spending Review, was intended to get most of the unpleasant news out of the way – large spending cuts – in the Government’s efforts to tackle the public finance deficit. Now comes what may be...

Firms get reminder on corporation tax changes

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued a reminder about important changes that will be affecting corporation tax this April. Under the changes, all company tax returns sent in from April 2011 must be filed online for accounting periods ending after 31 March 2010....

New contact number for employee tax enquiries

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that, in future, there will be just a single telephone point of contact for employee tax enquiries. The number is 0845 300 0627. Employers as well as employees can use this number if there are issues with employee tax codes....

New advisory fuel rates

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published new advisory fuel rates for company cars. The new rates apply to all journeys on or after 1 December 2010. However, for a period of one month as from the date of the switch, employers have the option of applying either the...

Date set for 2011 Budget

Next year’s Budget will be delivered on 23 March. The date was announced by the Chancellor, George Osborne as he was giving evidence to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee on the consequences of October’s Comprehensive Spending Review. Mr...