Bill set to strengthen IP rights

UK businesses wishing to protect their products and technologies through patents and design rights are set to benefit from a new Intellectual Property Bill. The Bill, published on 10 May,… Read more…

PAYE tax payments in the spotlight

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has started its annual end of year reconciliation to check whether PAYE taxpayers have paid the right amount of tax in 2012-13. HMRC said on… Read more…

Offshore structures face crackdown

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has teamed up with tax authorities in the United States and Australia to investigate data revealing the extensive use of complex offshore structures to conceal… Read more…

New tax taskforces launched

The holiday industry in East Anglia, people in London claiming VAT repayments they are not entitled to and Northern Ireland’s restaurant trade are being targeted by new HM Revenue &… Read more…

New help to boost SME cyber security

Small businesses have been offered new support to help protect against cyber attacks. The move came after the Information Security Breaches Survey, which was commissioned by the Department for Business,… Read more…

New NMW rates confirmed

The government has announced the new National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates that will take effect on 1 October. The following rates will come into effect on 1 October 2013: the… Read more…