Staff financial worries impact businesses

Financial problems among workers are costing employers more than £600 million a year, according to research by Aegon. The pension and investment provider estimated that 4.2 million days of work are lost each year due to poor financial wellbeing among employees, with a...

Govt. updates online probate service

People applying for probate in England and Wales can now swear a statement of truth online, following reforms rolled out by HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS). Previous to this, an oath had to be sworn in person at a solicitor's office or probate registry. It...

2 weeks until self-assessment deadline

Self-assessment taxpayers now have two weeks to complete and submit their returns for the 2017/18 tax year, before the deadline at midnight on 31 January 2019. People who are self-employed or have more than one source of income are usually required to complete a...

Businesses warn against no-deal Brexit

Business groups have called for politicians to work together to avoid leaving the EU without a deal, following Parliament's historic rejection of the Government's Brexit proposal on 15 January 2019. MPs voted 432 votes to 202 to reject Prime Minister Theresa May's...

HMRC admits self-assessment glitch

"A wasp in my car caused me to have an accident and my tax return, which was inside, was destroyed", one taxpayer claimed was the reason behind filing self-assessment late last year. That's just one of several far-fetched excuses used in attempts to avoid a HMRC...