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Scottish Income Tax confirmed by fiscal settlement

24 February 2016 - UK and Scottish Governments announce agreement on new fiscal framework giving Scotland full control of income tax. Read more »

Lin Homer departs HMRC

11 January 2016 - Lin Homer to step down as head of HMRC from April 2016. Read more »

Autumn Statement commits Treasury to UC

26 November 2015 - HM Treasury has committed itself to Universal Credit reforms to deliver £12bn welfare savings. Read more »

RTI doubts remain for agents and employers

15 October 2015 - HMRC’s latest Employer Bulletin raises serious questions about the timeliness of PAYE earnings data reported by employers. Read more »

Summer Budget confirms importance of RTI

09 July 2015 - The Chancellor’s Emergency Summer Budget yesterday marked a significant shift away from working tax credits and introduced a mandatory National Living Wage for employers. Read more »

HMRC admits major Customer Service failure

26 June 2015 - In an honest appraisal of its own performance that has been welcomed by some accountancy commentators HMRC has admitted a significant failure of performance responding to taxpayer telephone calls. Read more »

HMRC reveals settled position on RTI Penalties

18 June 2015 - HMRC yesterday published a new approach to automated RTI late filing penalties for employers. Read more »

Payroll industry responds to HMRC’s Penalty Consultation

19 May 2015 - The Association of Tax Technicians has published its response to HMRC’s consultation on the future of tax penalties launched in February. Read more »

Election Result - Government set to cement welfare reforms

11 May 2015 - The General Election result has confirmed there will be no change to the real time integration of UK tax and welfare systems using real time PAYE information. Read more »

HMRC confirms further delay to ‘on or before’ penalties

28 April 2015 - HMRC has published further guidance on its changes to RTI late filing penalties. Read more »