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Till fraud

The scope of tax fraud seems to be taking on new forms according to a recent press release issued by HMRC. The latest attempt involves the use of software to suppress sales recorded at point of sale. The systems even warrant a new acronym, ESS. Electronic Sales Suppression (ESS) Businesses involved in making, supplying or […]

Stamp Duty refund fraud

HMRC have noticed an increase in claims for Stamp Duty refunds that are incorrect In fact, new homeowners are being warned about cold calls from rogue tax repayment agents advising them to make speculative Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) refund claims, which could leave them with large tax bills. Claims are failing HMRC checks The […]

Advisory fuel rates

If you pay for the fuel used in your company car you are entitled to recover the cost of the fuel – for business journeys – based on agreed Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs), from your employer. If the agreement with your employer is that you pay for all the fuel costs and that none can […]

Sunak steps up

Long-awaited government support to help consumers meet the unprecedented increases in energy costs was announced by the Chancellor this week.   His measures have been widely appreciated, but will he need to return with more largesse to meet even more prices increases in oil, gas and electricity prices in the autumn? What has he offered […]

Heat Pump Scheme

Many households are considering their options to reduce their energy costs in light of the recent price hikes in the cost of electricity and gas.   Aside from breaking into long sealed chimney breasts and burning the furniture, realistic options have been extended in recent weeks by the introduction of a government grant of £5,000 […]