News Latest News for Business Click on a headline to read the full story.Archive NewsClick here to access our full archive 04 Dec 2019Making sure gifts to employees are tax-freeSome employers may wish to give a small gift to their employees. 04 Dec 2019Advisory fuel rates for company carsNew company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect from 1 December 2019. 04 Dec 2019HMRC offers tips on avoiding Self Assessment tax scamsHMRC is giving information to taxpayers to help them avoid scams ahead of the Self Assessment deadline. 04 Dec 2019Check employment status for tax tool updateHMRC has issued an update to the Check employment status tool (CEST). 04 Dec 2019Temporary pensions tax arrangement for NHS staffThe Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has agreed to a temporary commitment to make payments to certain clinical staff outside of the NHS pension schemes to restore the value of their pension benefits package. 04 Dec 2019HMRC issues guidance on cryptoassetsHMRC has published guidance for people who hold cryptoassets. 04 Dec 2019Latest guidance for employersHMRC has issued the latest Employer Bulletin. 04 Dec 2019Research and Development spendThe Office for National Statistics has revealed what UK businesses spent on Research and Development in 2018. 04 Nov 2019Budget will not now take place on 6 NovemberOn 25 October 2019 the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid wrote to the Treasury Select Committee. 04 Nov 2019Christa Ackroyd loses IR35 appealFormer BBC presenter Christa Ackroyd has lost her appeal against a ruling that she was an employee, not a freelance contractor, when she worked for the BBC via a personal service company. 04 Nov 2019Clamp down on enablers of tax avoidance schemesHMRC says it is clamping down on the promoters and enablers of tax avoidance schemes in the wake of the loan charge controversy. 04 Nov 2019Increase in probate fees abandonedThe government has abandoned its planned increase in probate fees. 04 Nov 2019Charities fraud protection failuresAccording to a report published by the Charity Commision, the majority of UK charities admit fraud is a major risk, but are still failing to carry out basic tasks in order to protect themselves. 04 Nov 2019Guidance for employersHMRC has published the October 2019 issue of the Employer Bulletin which contains guidance on a number of issues relevant for employers. 04 Nov 2019HMRC countdown: file your tax returnWith less than 100 days until the self assessment tax return deadline of 31 January 2020, HMRC is urging taxpayers to complete their tax returns early, in order to avoid the last minute rush. 04 Nov 2019Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails and textsHMRC has updated their guidance on how to recognise when contact from HMRC is genuine.