HMT News – August 2015

Every month, HMT publish a newsletter that will keep you updated on latest business information, event news and provide you with helpful hints and tips.

recent-transactions-newsletter-august2015HMT is opening an office in London!
HMT is delighted to announce that our new London office will open on Monday 7th September and is located in Becket House, Old Jewry, London EC2R 8DD. More information to follow shortly.

New joiner at HMT
HMT is delighted to welcome Antonia Fernandez who has just joined our Transaction Support team as a Manager. Learn more about Antonia here

PAYE late filing penalties

HMRC have now issued the first in-year penalties notices to employers with fewer than 50 employees who missed the deadline for sending PAYE information to HMRC. Read full story

Latest job market statistics

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released figures showing that the UK employment rate has dropped by 67,000. Read full story

Tax-Free Childcare to launch in 2017 following court ruling

The government has welcomed a judgment from the Supreme Court that found the proposals for delivering Tax-Free Childcare to be lawful. Read full story

Time to Pay Arrangements – Mandatory Direct Debit

Where a taxpayer has difficulty paying their tax liabilities HMRC may agree ‘time to pay arrangements’ whereby the taxpayer agrees to pay off the amount owing by instalments after the due date. Read full story

National minimum wage campaign targets hair and beauty sector

HMRC are targeting employers in the hairdressing and beauty sectors who pay their staff below the national minimum wage. Read full story

Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme

The Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) is being introduced on 1 October 2015 by HMRC to tackle alcohol fraud. Read full story