MPs force rethink of controversial HMRC loan charge

HMRC's efforts to claw back "unpaid" taxes through its loan charge have been dealt a potentially fatal blow. A cross-party group of MPs led by...

How’s the future looking for HMRC?

HMRC is upbeat in a new year progress report on its modernisation programme to "become the tax authority of the future". An update on GOV.UK ...

Accountex calls for women to Speak Up

Diversity and gender equality are always in the headlines and the world of accountancy is no different, whether it’s partners in practice or pay...

IRIS widens education reach with BioStore deal

IRIS Software Group today announced the acquisition of BioStore, a leading provider of identity management and cashless catering solutions to UK schools and businesses. BioStore’s...

Who’s making it less taxing for 200,000 start-ups?

More than 200,000 start-up businesses have been given a helping hand by the HMRC. A streamlined company registration service, set up by the tax office...

Sir Jon Thompson, knight of the HMRC

A new year's honours list that recognises 1960s model Twiggy and ex Monty Python globetrotter Michael Palin also has space for the country's top...

HMRC’s top 10 prosecutions

HMRC  has revealed some of  the more extreme cases of tax crime that it tackled last year. It makes for interesting reading. Fraud investigations led...

All hands on Brexit as HMRC slows MTD delivery

HMRC's latest notice reveals that Brexit is taking priority over MTD .... though the digital delivery for VAT remains on course for next April. The...

Big accountancy firms tackle partners over sexual harassment

In a week when Deloitte joined other big accounting firms by admitting they had fired male partners for inappropriate sexual behaviour or bullying, it's...

Investigate HMRC powers, say UK Lords

With Theresa May's no-confidence vote monopolising the news agenda, it's not surprising that important matters are getting overlooked, ignored or dipping beneath the radar. While...