HMT News – October 2014

big-deal-october2014Mis-sold interest rate hedging products

Following a review of the way some banks sold Interest Rate Hedging Products (IRHP), some businesses are entitled to redress payments. Read full story

Gift Aid and free admission

HMRC have updated their guidance for charities to explain that the terms and conditions attached to a donation that gives a right of admission to property cannot include a right to a full or partial refund of the admission payment. Read full story

Breakfast seminar summary – “Maximising the value of your business”

We had a great attendance at our breakfast seminar “Maximising the value of your business” organised in partnership with Beaufort Asset Management and solicitors Clarke & Son. For those who were unable to join us, you can read the summary here.

UK broadband voucher scheme overhauled

Businesses are being urged to take advantage of a scheme to get faster, cheaper broadband. Read full story

HMRC clamp down on Tax Schemes

HMRC has recently introduced the Accelerated Payment Regime that allows them to issue notices requiring payment of the disputed tax within 30 days. Read full story

Latest fake ‘HMRC’ phishing scam

We are aware that there is a new bogus email which is phishing scam aimed at taxpayers. Read full story

download-HMT-free-mobile-appDeadline for ‘paper’ self assessment tax returns

For those individuals who have previously submitted ‘paper’ self assessment tax returns the deadline for the 2013/14 return is 31 October 2014. Read full story

HMT joins ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty

The corporate finance faculty is ICAEW’s Centre of professional excellence in corporate finance. As leading corporate finance adviser in the Thames Valley, HMT has just joined the Faculty as a corporate member. Read full story

Latest labour market employment figures

The Office for National Statistics has announced that the latest statistics, based on the period May to July 2014, show that employment continued to rise and unemployment continued to fall. Read full story

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