With such an emphasis on taxpayers to keep data safe, wouldn’t it be ironic if HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) cannot do just that? It seems that this may well be the case. During a recent court case, HMRC said in a witness statement that their data retention policy means the tax office do not … Continue reading Double Standards for Data Rentention?
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It’s that time of year again for the National Minimum Wage to rise. Following its review, the Government has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission for the National Minimum Wage. From April 2018 the new rates will be as follows: £7.38 per hour for 21-24 year olds £5.90 per hour for 18-20 year … Continue reading National Minimum Wage Changes
For employees using a company car, the new fuel rates for use from 1 March are as follows: Engine Size Petrol LPG Diesel Amount per mile (in pence) 1400cc or less 11 7 9 1401cc to 1600cc 14 8 9 1601cc to 2000cc 14 8 11 Over 2000cc 22 13 13 For the purpose of … Continue reading Advisory Fuel Rates from 1st March 2018
We would like to invite you to join us at our fourth Gwent Landlord Forum of the 2017/18 season taking place on Tuesday 30 January between 6pm and 8pm at the Parkway Hotel in Cwmbran. As always, our invitation goes out to all who may be interested in attending this FREE event. So if you … Continue reading Gwent Landlord Forum – 27 March 2018
The South Wales Argus covered our January Gwent Landlord Forum. The first Gwent Landlord Forum of 2018 delivered a clear message to landlords; use technology to make life a little easier. The free event, sponsored by Cwmbran-based Rubin Lewis O’Brien and Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors, was held on Tuesday 30th January and … Continue reading Tech the Way Forward for Landlords
We have recently become aware of a company which has been hijacked by fraudsters, changing the details of their registered office address, leaving them vulnerable to further fraud. Currently, Companies House do not check the documents filed, leading to them dealing with 50 to 100 cases of identity fraud each month. So how do you … Continue reading Protecting Your Company from Corporate Identity Theft
As a part of their continuing drive to become one of the most digitally advanced tax authorities in the world, HMRC have been working with private and public partners with a view to tackling the problem of fraudulent text messages. Text message fraud has been on the increase over the past few years, with taxpayers … Continue reading HMRC to Tackle Scam Text Messages
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. The new law is designed to offer individuals greater protection in respect of their personal data whether as an employee, a customer, a supplier or a potential client. Businesses will need to demonstrate that they have handled and protected personal data in … Continue reading Getting Started with GDPR
With the 31st January Self-assessment filing deadline just gone, HMRC have published their list of top excuses for late filing. Each year, HMRC publish the ludicrous excuses from taxpayers who miss the deadline, seeking to appease the taxman and avoid penalties. Last year’s top excuse of “my tax return was on my yacht, which caught … Continue reading Out of This World Excuses for Late Returns