HMT News – December 2014

Every month, HMT publishes a newsletter to keep you informed with the latest business news.


HMT is sponsoring STIR networking event in Reading

HMT is pleased to invite you to STIR (Second Tuesday in Reading) networking event for an evening of wine and nibbles on Tuesday 13 January 2015 from 5.30pm to 8 pm at Carluccio’s, Forbury Square, Reading. STIR is a networking event for the  Reading business community and we would be delighted if you are able to join us for the evening. There is no need to RSVP and we hope to see you on the evening!

Autumn Statement 2014

The Chancellor published his Autumn statement at the beginning of the month and our tax team led by Holly Bedford has produced a summary to highlight the main changes. Read the summary here

Avoiding a post party headache

Our Senior Tax Manager Vivienne Day is explaining tax exemptions of Christmas parties for employees in her article for The Business Magazine. Read article here

Latest tax changes available on HMT LLP Mobile App

The latest tax changes and tax calculators are available on HMT Free Mobile App on the Appstore and Google Play. Download our free app here

Advisory fuel rates for company cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect from 1 December 2014. Read full story

big-deal-december2014Gift Aid declaration to be improved – potentially saving charities billions of pounds

The Gift Aid model declaration form is to be improved, to stop charities potentially losing out on billions of pounds of Gift Aid. Read full story

Helping employers identify a pension scheme for automatic enrolment

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has opened consultation on a proposal to publish a list of pension schemes that are available to any employer, regardless of the number or workers the employer has or their levels of pay. Read full story

Two Thirds of the 800 biggest businesses in UK under enquiry

HMRC have announced that the majority of the UK’s largest businesses are currently under enquiry. Read full story
HMRC warning ‘Ten things you need to know about tax avoidance’

Our tax team led by Holly Bedford and Vivienne Day comment on HMRC’s list of factors to consider before buying into a ‘scheme’. Read article