HMT News – May 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-may2015Business breakfast summary – “Maximising the value of your business: Insights and best practices”

Our business breakfast seminar “Maximising the value of your business: insights and best practices” was well attended last week. For those who were not able to join us this time or as a reminder of the key areas discussed by Ian Barton, Holly Bedford and Fabrice Rodrigue, please click here to access the presentation. Read full story

New joiner and promotion at HMT

HMT is delighted to announce the promotion of Robert Russell to Manager working in the Corporate Finance and Transaction Support team. In May 2015, HMT also welcomes Hollie Hudson who joins as a Tax Assistant.

Latest labour market statistics

The Office for National Statistics has issued the latest labour market data for the three months to February 2015. Read full story

Warning over pension scams

Those approaching retirement are being urged to be aware of a rise in pension scams, as criminals seek new ways to defraud pensioners. Read full story

TPR guidance for small employers with no ‘staff’

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has updated its guidance on pensions auto enrolment including what businesses need to do when they have no workers. Read full story

Lack of awareness of VAT rules

According to research 36% of the UK’s smallest businesses are unaware of the rules governing VAT thresholds. Read full story

Help to Buy ISA

The government has announced the introduction of a new type of ISA, the Help to Buy ISA, which will provide a tax free savings account for first time buyers wishing to save for a home. Read full story

P11D forms – don’t get them wrong!

HMRC have published a list of common errors in the completion of forms P11D. Read full story

VAT fuel scale charges

HMRC have issued details of the updated VAT fuel scale charges which apply from the beginning of the next prescribed VAT accounting period starting on or after 1 May 2015. Read full story