Who Is Responsible in the Eyes of HMRC?

Where a VAT registered business entrusts an agent to act on their behalf, and an error occurs, who should HMRC hold as responsible? HMRC’s internal guidance regarding penalties is contained in their Compliance Handbook. The guidance directs that “where an inaccuracy in a document has been made despite the person having taken reasonable care to … Continue reading Who Is Responsible in the Eyes of HMRC?

Brexit and Its Impact on Workforces

EU nationals currently contribute over two million people to the UK workforce. Government policy regarding immigration and free movement is a rapidly changing area. To keep up-to-date, a regular check of the Brexit preparation pages on gov.uk (www.gov.uk/brexit) or signing up for email alerts (bit.ly/2ky8lzb) is recommended. The House of Commons Library also publishes useful … Continue reading Brexit and Its Impact on Workforces

Age Discrimination: Do You Know Your Rights?

Arbitration service Acas recently published new guidance on recognising age discrimination in the workplace. Here, we take a look at how discrimination based on an employee’s age can be prevented. Age discrimination: an overview Age discrimination, or ageism, is defined as treating someone unfairly because of their age. The Equality Act 2010 includes provisions that … Continue reading Age Discrimination: Do You Know Your Rights?