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DWP denies delay to Universal Credit launch date

15 November 2012 - The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has denied reports that the timeline for Universal Credit, its welfare reform project, will be delayed. Read more »

No RTI penalty charges for a year

15 November 2012 - HMRC has indicated that it will not enforce penalty charges for the failure to report RTI in its first year of operation according to Payroll World. Read more »

ICAEW: RTI is an “impossible” system

14 November 2012 - Many small businesses will find Real Time Information (RTI) “impossible”, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Read more »

HMRC confirms limited extension to RTI 'on or before' reporting rule

12 November 2012 - HMRC has confirmed that in limited circumstances employers will be allowed an extension of up to 7 days to the ‘on or before’ RTI reporting rule. Read more »

HMRC set to relax RTI ‘on or before’ rule in some situations

06 November 2012 - HMRC has announced it will publish guidance by the middle of November on how some employers will be allowed more time to submit PAYE under their Real Time Information reporting obligations. Read more »

HMRC Real Time Information pilot numbers are lower than expected

06 November 2012 - HMRC’s PAYE Real Time Information (RTI) pilot which is in its third and final phase has attracted fewer employers than HMRC forecast. Read more »

HMRC chief admits no backup plan if RTI fails

01 November 2012 - The head of HMRC, Lin Homer, admitted to the Treasury select committee yesterday that HMRC has no contingency plan if its implementation of Real Time Information reporting for PAYE fails to operate as expected. Read more »

Quarter of small businesses unaware of RTI

31 October 2012 - A quarter of small businesses are unaware of HMRC’s Real Time Information (RTI) due to a serious lack of communication from HMRC about its PAYE ‘tax revolution’, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Read more »

PAYE RTI Payroll software developers reveal fears for HMRC’s implementation strategy

29 October 2012 - HMRC’s technical plan for the implementation of Real Time Information for PAYE has come to light as a result of concerns expressed by commercial software developers. Read more »

RTI could lead to surge in tax tribunals

29 October 2012 - A High Court ruling has cleared the way for HMRC to claim several months’ worth of penalty fines from an employer, who argued he was not aware of the fines accruing. Read more »