HMT News – October 2015

recent-transactions-newsletter-octoberHMT announces new promotions
HMT is delighted to announce the promotions of of Jonty Clarke and Matt Gordon-Smith to Associate Director and Julia Carruthers and Adrian Howells to Senior Manager within our team.

HMT shortlisted as a finalist at the British Accountancy Awards 2015 for the second consecutive year
Accountancy Age has published the shortlisted finalists for the British Accountancy Awards 2015 and HMT is delighted to be shortlisted in the ‘Independent Firm of the Year’ category for the South-East region. Read full story

Deadline for ‘paper’ self assessment tax returns

For those individuals who have previously submitted ‘paper’ self assessment tax returns the deadline for the 2014/15 return is 31 October 2015. Read full story

5p carrier bag charge comes into force

Carrier bag charges has begun in England on 5 October 2015. Read full story

Making tax simpler for charities

In September HMRC updated their detailed guidance notes which outline how the tax system operates for charities. Read full story

Government toughens National Minimum Wage (NMW) sanctions

The government has announced a package of measures including tougher NMW penalties to ensure employees receive the pay they are entitled to. Read full story

Auto enrolment ‘engagement’

TPR has also issued the third edition of ‘Automatic enrolment: Commentary and analysis’, which reports on the impact of automatic enrolment and the increasing participation in workplace pension schemes. Read full story

Autumn Statement date announced

The government has announced that the date of the Autumn Statement will be 25 November 2015. Read full story