October 2023

Newsletter October 2023

Welcome to the October 2023 issue of our newsletter.

We are sure you will find the newsletter an interesting read. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding any of the articles we have included in our newsletter or if you would like further information on a topic we haven’t covered.

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One widget or two? Covid support payments still on HMRC’s radar

With support schemes having lost between £3.3 billion and £7.3 billion to error and fraud, HMRC isn’t letting go now.

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New employee checks

HMRC is publicising a new way that employers can be provided with an employee’s National Insurance number (NINO).

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R&D single scheme uncertainty for companies

The government has now consulted on replacing the two existing Research and Development (R&D) schemes for tax relief with a single merged scheme. The result: uncertainty.

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HMRC detective work means tax bill for eBay trader

Online sales: one of those areas where awareness of tax is often low.

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Paying voluntary National Insurance contributions

It’s all about plugging holes in your National Insurance record. And that in turn, is about making sure there are enough years of National Insurance contributions (NICs), or National Insurance credits, to get the full State Pension.

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Child Benefit - watch the sting in the tail

If you or your partner get Child Benefit, keep the High Income Child Benefit charge (HICBC) in mind.

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GDPR right of access: new guidance

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), individuals have the right to a copy of the personal data that your organisation holds about them. This is often known as a subject access request (SAR). The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently issued new guidance for businesses and employers about how SARs should be dealt with.

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What is extended producer responsibility for packaging?

As part of the government’s pledge to eliminate avoidable waste, and recycle a greater proportion of municipal waste, the rules on recycling responsibilities are changing. Extended producer responsibility for packaging (EPR) is part of this.

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