HMT News – November 2015

recent-transactions-newsletter-novemberHMT awarded “Independent Firm of the Year ” at the 2015 British Accountancy Awards
We are proud to announce that HMT has been recognised as the “Independent Firm of the Year” for the South East at the 2015 British Accountancy Awards organised by Accountancy Age. Read full story

Autumn Statement 2015 – Summary
On Wednesday 25 November 2015 the Chancellor George Osborne presented the first Autumn Statement of this Parliament along with the Spending Review. Our tax team has produced an Autumn Statement summary for you to fully understand the changes. Read summary
Bear traps on a company sale – Income Tax
Our Tax Director Holly Bedford-Bell is back with a second article in The Business Magazine, to explain what are the main tax traps when selling a business, especially income tax. Read article
UK tax gap falls to 6.4%
The government has announced that the tax gap for 2013/14 was 6.4% of tax due. Read full story
CBI warns government not to ‘tinker’ with pensions tax
The first industry-wide survey since the general election sets out businesses’ pensions priorities this Parliament. Read full story
HMRC’s landlord campaign nets £50 million
HMRC have announced that a campaign aimed at helping residential landlords get their tax affairs in order has brought in more than £50 million. Read full story
Identity theft – ICO guidance
The ICO have made a statement following the data security incident at TalkTalk with customer details being ‘hacked’. Read full story
‘State Pension top up’ scheme
A new scheme is being launched offering anyone reaching State Pension age before 6 April 2016 a chance to increase their State Pension by up to £25 a week. Read full story
Workplace Pensions – don’t ignore it
The Department of Work and Pensions and the Pensions Regulator have launched a new advertising campaign promoting auto enrolment which aims to change the country’s perception of pensions in the workplace. Read full story