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  • 24 Apr 2020 8:51 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The UK government is considering changes to the construction industry scheme (CIS) to reduce fraud from abuse of the scheme. The changes include a new power from April 2021 to allow HMRC to refuse deductions by sub-contractors in real time where HMRC suspects inaccurate amounts have been claimed.

    https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/uk-consults-construction-tax-abuse


  • 21 Apr 2020 9:25 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Measures aim to counter fraudsters eyeing payment of huge sums in a very short period

    https://www.ft.com/content/55c2a53d-009a-4731-91f0-4d68739233e7

  • 21 Apr 2020 9:23 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Employees who were transferred to another organisation under TUPE after 28 February 2020 can receive 80% of their wages while furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, it has been signalled.

    https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/fulough-tupe-eligibility/#.XpBjngqF9RE.twitter


  • 16 Apr 2020 4:34 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Sussex Police issued a coronavirus scam warning today (Saturday 21 March). The force said that it was reminding people to stay on the alert as reports come in from elsewhere across the country of frauds or attempts related to the current covid-19 crisis.

    https://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2020/03/21/104373/

  • 15 Apr 2020 11:36 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed the gang was responsible for the importation, storage, and distribution of illegal cigarettes worth £9.5m in unpaid duty.

    https://www.talkingretail.com/news/industry-news/trio-behind-9-5m-tobacco-fraud-jailed-16-03-2020/

  • 08 Mar 2020 8:43 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Rotherham-based metals recycling company Ronald Hull Jnr has won an appeal against HMRC’s decision to deny it nearly £600,000 in credit for input tax.

    https://www.letsrecycle.com/news/latest-news/ronald-hull-jnr-wins-appeal-against-hmrc/


  • 02 Mar 2020 11:11 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A Coventry man is among five people arrested in a suspected tax fraud sting.

    https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/coventry-man-arrested-after-taxman-17835542


  • 02 Mar 2020 11:06 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Five people have been arrested in connection with promoting schemes designed to help taxpayers avoid paying the taxman's controversial loan charge.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/regulation/2020/02/28/five-arrested-in-suspected-tax-charge-fraud/


  • 01 Mar 2020 10:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    It is no secret that the government has a laser focus on making corporates pay for their roles in "facilitating" tax evasion. Recent figures show that HMRC are serious in their drive to hold companies responsible for tax evasion; even companies with seemingly watertight procedures are susceptible. Now is the time to ensure that your regimes are watertight.

    https://www.rpc.co.uk/perspectives/tax-take/corporate-failure-to-prevent-tax-evasion-update-a-policy-is-not-enough/


  • 23 Feb 2020 7:22 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    HMRC has been targeting wealthy UK taxpayers with increasing vigour.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/investments/2020/02/17/will-we-see-an-activist-hmrc-in-2020/


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