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Smart Data laws on the way?

Consumers and small businesses will benefit from better deals and savings through innovative services, thanks to new Smart Data laws proposed by government.

Are you aware of the new HM Government guidance on social distancing and health and safety within your work place?

Last week, the Government published its 60 page COVID -19 recovery strategy document, aiming to present how the UK will move out of lockdown under what is being classed as the ‘new normal’

Are you aware of the new HM Government guidance on social distancing and health and safety within your work place?

Last week, the Government published its 60 page COVID -19 recovery strategy document, aiming to present how the UK will move out of lockdown under what is being classed as the ‘new normal’

What is the government doing to prepare us for Brexit?

According to a recent announcement on the GOV.UK website, preparations include: • Recruitment of 700 new staff to work on EU Exit policy using additional funding allocated by HM Treasury for Brexit preparedness.  

What is the government doing to prepare us for Brexit?

According to a recent announcement on the GOV.UK website, preparations include: • Recruitment of 700 new staff to work on EU Exit policy using additional funding allocated by HM Treasury for Brexit preparedness.  

Ministers considering over 40’s tax

Ministers in the United Kingdom are considering new ways to fund the increasing cost of social care.  One of the suggested methods has been successfully used in Germany for nearly two decades and involves placing a 2.5% levy onto the income and earnings of those aged over 40.

Ministers considering over 40’s tax

Ministers in the United Kingdom are considering new ways to fund the increasing cost of social care.  One of the suggested methods has been successfully used in Germany for nearly two decades and involves placing a 2.5% levy onto the income and earnings of those aged over 40.

How to spot a HMRC scam

Fraudsters will disguise themselves as HMRC and other government departments/professional bodies to: •    Obtain personal details which they will sell or use for identity theft, •    Coax victims into handing over money, •    Use victims’ details to steal money from their accounts.   

How to spot a HMRC scam

Fraudsters will disguise themselves as HMRC and other government departments/professional bodies to: •    Obtain personal details which they will sell or use for identity theft, •    Coax victims into handing over money, •    Use victims’ details to steal money from their accounts.   

EU council gives e-books VAT-free status

In early October, the EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) decided to green-light a proposal for e-books to have the same VAT-free status as their printed counterparts. 

EU council gives e-books VAT-free status

In early October, the EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) decided to green-light a proposal for e-books to have the same VAT-free status as their printed counterparts. 

Second finance bill this Autumn

It has been announced that the second Finance Bill will legislate for all policies that were included in the pre-election Finance Bill but had to be dropped in order to rush through the Finance Act 2017 before the snap general election in June.

Second finance bill this Autumn

It has been announced that the second Finance Bill will legislate for all policies that were included in the pre-election Finance Bill but had to be dropped in order to rush through the Finance Act 2017 before the snap general election in June.

New Government childcare schemes

Working parents can start applying for two new Government childcare schemes launching this year – Tax-Free Childcare which begins immediately and 30 hours free childcare which starts in September.

New Government childcare schemes

Working parents can start applying for two new Government childcare schemes launching this year – Tax-Free Childcare which begins immediately and 30 hours free childcare which starts in September.

New Government Savings Scheme Starts in April 2017

From April 2017,adults under the age of 40 will be able to open a Lifetime ISA (LISA) and pay in up to £4,000 each tax year. They will be able to continue making contributions up to the age of 50. The government will add a 25% bonus to these contributions. This means that individuals who save the maximum will receive a £1,000 bonus each year from the Government.  

New Government Savings Scheme Starts in April 2017

From April 2017,adults under the age of 40 will be able to open a Lifetime ISA (LISA) and pay in up to £4,000 each tax year. They will be able to continue making contributions up to the age of 50. The government will add a 25% bonus to these contributions. This means that individuals who save the maximum will receive a £1,000 bonus each year from the Government.