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Coping with inflation

Finance Secretary Kate Forbes, of the Scottish government, made a number of suggestions to help households and businesses who are struggling to cope with inflation…

Concerns about Repayment Agents

New measures to stop rip-off agents taking advantage of people by pocketing their tax repayments have been proposed by HMRC…

Nothing to declare

Downsizing business operations is a perfectly acceptable response to economic pressures but our obligation to file returns to HMRC does not end if there are no transactions to report…

Proposed new deal for private renters

The fairer private rented sector white paper published 16 June 2022, will ensure millions of families benefit from living in decent, well looked-after homes as part of the biggest shake up of the private rented sector in 30 years…

Seeing is believing?

It is no longer certain that if you receive a letter, email, text or phone call – purporting to be the tax office or some similar, regulatory authority – that it is a genuine communication…

Will quarterly reporting lead to quarterly payments?

Within a few years, many taxpayers that are presently required to file a tax return, and most businesses, will be required to file quarterly data with HMRC…

Till fraud

The latest fraud attempt involves the use of software to suppress sales recorded at point of sale…

Stamp Duty refund fraud

Homeowners are being warned about cold calls from rogue tax repayment agents advising them to make speculative Stamp Duty Land Tax refund claims…

Latest government support for consumers

Long-awaited government support to help consumers meet the unprecedented increases in energy costs was announced by the Chancellor this week…

Heat Pump Scheme

Government grant of £5,000 to replace fossil fuel boilers with efficient, low-carbon heat pumps…

Commercial risk

Setting up and running your own business is a risky undertaking, so how can businesses manage these risks?..

Landlords switch to holiday lets

Holiday locations are seeing an increase in landlords switching from domestic letting to holiday lets, There are tax as well as commercial advantages…

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