Wholesalers urged to register for alcohol scheme

Trade bodies for businesses in the alcohol sector have been working with HMRC to set up the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme and alcohol wholesalers are encouraged to register well before the deadline of 31 March 2016. The scheme is intended to drive duty fraudsters out of the alcohol trade which should be good news for legitimate businesses and taxpayers.

HMRC pays back £25m tax relief to theatres

Having now come to the end of a full year of application, an estimated £25 million of theatre tax relief has been paid back to theatre companies from across the country by HMRC. HMRC has released the first figures for this government tax relief scheme for theatres which was introduced in September 2014 following similar arrangements for […]

VAT hike plannned for renewables

HMRC can vary the level of VAT paid on particular goods and from next year there will be an increase in the level of VAT paid on some renewable technologies.

Tax burden on business increased by HMRC

HMRC has revealed details of their plans to make UK taxpayers manage their tax affairs online with the official launch of  ‘Making Tax Digital’ which includes the introduction of Personal Tax Accounts (PTA) and increasing the frequency of tax returns for businesses who make a profit in excess of £10,000 a year.

Plans for tax tribunal case fees

The government is considering charging taxpayers who take cases to the First Tier or Upper Tribunal, in an attempt to recoup some of the court and tribunal service’s £1billion yearly costs. The Ministry of Justice has already consulted on proposals to either introduce or increase fees for those using the courts and tribunals, and it is […]


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