Announcements on GOV.UK

01/15/2018 11:14 AM
News story: Tax-Free Childcare opens to children under 9
Childcare scheme now available to parents of under 9s

12/20/2017 12:00 PM
Press release: HMRC issues Christmas warning about iTunes gift card scam
HM Revenue and Customs is urging people to stay safe during the festive period against a scam that is conning elderly and vulnerable people.

12/08/2017 09:30 AM
News story: Tax is changing in Wales
The Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales will become responsible for some of the taxes paid in Wales in April 2018.

12/06/2017 12:24 PM
News story: New tax consultation timetable published today
The updated guidance sets out how the consultation process will work when there is just one fiscal event each year – an Autumn Budget.

12/02/2017 12:00 AM
News story: X Factor charity song 2017: Chancellor to donate VAT to children’s charities
The Chancellor announced today that VAT collected on sales for the X Factor winner’s charity song will be donated to children’s charities.

12/01/2017 10:14 AM
News story: Finance Bill 2017-18 legislates for Autumn Budget tax changes
The Finance Bill takes steps to help young people with the cost of living, crack down on tax avoidance and evasion, and protect the environment.

11/30/2017 01:00 PM
Press release: Jim Harra appointed as Second Permanent Secretary at HMRC
Senior Civil Servant is appointed as new Second Permanent Secretary

11/29/2017 10:11 AM
Press release: Do your Self Assessment online, don’t miss the deadline
HMRC reminds Self Assessment customers to do their return ahead of the 31 January deadline

11/21/2017 03:30 PM
News story: Do you receive an Armed Forces Pension?
Have HM Revenue & Customs used the correct primary source of income to calculate your Tax Code?

11/15/2017 02:32 PM
News story: Tax-Free Childcare to open to children under 6
Childcare scheme available to parents of under 6s from 24 November 2017

11/08/2017 05:20 PM
News story: Trusts Registration Service registration deadline for new trusts extended
The deadline for new trusts to register is now 5 January 2018.

11/03/2017 10:49 AM
News story: Bank of England increases interest rate to 0.5%
HMRC interest rates for late payments will be revised following Bank of England interest rate rise

11/01/2017 05:04 PM
News story: New sleep-in shift pay compliance scheme launched to support social care sector and identify back pay for workers
The scheme has been designed to help ensure workers are paid what they are owed, while also maintaining important services for people who access social care

10/26/2017 08:37 AM
News story: Unpaid tax at record low
'Tax gap' fell to 6% in 2015 to 2016 as government cracks down on avoidance, evasion and non-compliance.

10/23/2017 03:15 PM
News story: HMRC to recruit a Second Permanent Secretary
Decision made following the announcement of Edward Troup’s retirement at the end of 2017

10/13/2017 11:00 PM
Press release: Getting to the root of tax avoidance
HM Revenue and Customs has won a landmark case against a tax avoidance scheme promoter that could lead to the recovery of £110 million

10/09/2017 03:52 PM
Press release: Government sets out vision for post EU trade and customs policy
Trade and customs white papers pave the way for legislation that will ensure the UK is ready for the first day after EU exit.

09/30/2017 08:00 AM
Press release: Stop facilitating tax evasion or face criminal prosecution, HMRC tells corporations
Corporations could be prosecuted if they fail to prevent staff from criminally facilitating tax evasion under a new HMRC law that comes into effect this weekend

09/28/2017 03:10 PM
News story: Government extends suspension of minimum wage enforcement in the social care sector
This will minimise disruption to the sector as we seek to ensure workers receive wages owed while we establish whether the industry needs further support.

09/19/2017 11:15 PM
Press release: Growing businesses to benefit from expert tax support
A new service to directly help mid-sized businesses as they expand and grow, has been launched today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

09/15/2017 09:32 AM
Press release: HMRC’s Executive Chair to step down
HMRC’s Executive Chair and First Permanent Secretary, Edward Troup, has announced his plan to retire.

09/14/2017 01:00 PM
Press release: Jacky Wright appointed as New Chief Digital and Information Officer
HMRC has appointed Jacky Wright as their new Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) to take forward its ambitious digital transformation agenda

09/14/2017 11:36 AM
News story: UK businesses receive £2.9 billion boost to invest in Research and Development
Mel Stride: “UK businesses are leading the way in technology and innovation”

09/13/2017 01:03 PM
News story: Crackdown on illegal waste sites
The government is cracking down on illegal waste sites, making rogue operators liable for landfill tax.

09/08/2017 09:52 AM
News story: Finance Bill legislates for remaining tax changes
'A fair tax system is a key part of our plan to build a fairer society', says Mel Stride, Financial Secretary.

09/07/2017 01:15 PM
News story: Liz Truss: Scottish businesses are vital for a flourishing post-Brexit UK economy
'I want to ensure the broad shoulders of the UK are helping Scottish entrepreneurs and companies thrive,' says Chief Secretary to the Treasury

09/06/2017 11:33 AM
Press release: Government Hub to be built in the heart of Leeds
The Cabinet Office has announced 7 & 8 Wellington Place as the location of a brand new Government Hub in Leeds.

08/23/2017 11:00 PM
Press release: HMRC reminds parents to update their children’s educational details
Child Benefit and Child Tax Credits payments may stop for parents who do not inform HMRC of their child’s educational status by 31 August.

08/18/2017 01:09 PM
News story: Join the HMRC user panel and help improve GOV.UK
Help shape our online services by joining the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) user panel and sharing your ideas.

08/15/2017 11:30 AM
News story: New customs proposals laid out by Government in new paper on future relationship with the EU
The first of a series of papers on the UK’s future partnership with the EU

08/15/2017 10:38 AM
News story: HMRC confirms country-by-country reporting format for multinationals
New guidance sets out process for multinationals in line with OECD requirements.

08/01/2017 09:32 AM
Press release: New help for small businesses launched
A new online tax forum and dedicated webchat service for small businesses and the self-employed has been launched today by HMRC.

07/25/2017 10:03 AM
News story: New Director Generals to head HMRC’s Customer Services and Customer Compliance Groups
Two new Director Generals have been appointed to lead the Customer Services and Customer Compliance Groups, following the departures of Ruth Owen and Jennie Granger in June

07/25/2017 10:00 AM
News story: New Chief Executive appointed to lead Valuation Office Agency
Melissa Tatton has been appointed on promotion to head up the Valuation Office Agency.

07/24/2017 08:00 AM
Press release: Tax credit renewal – one week to go
With one week until the 31 July renewal deadline, HMRC is urging the remaining 960,000 customers to renew now or risk having their payments stopped.

07/20/2017 09:25 AM
News story: Creative sector receives record boost of £700 million pounds
From TV Series "The Crown" to independent theatre productions and video games, the 2016-17 tax relief supported work across the UK's creative industries.

07/13/2017 04:03 PM
Press release: HMRC publishes Annual Report and Accounts for 2016-17
Improved customer service and record-breaking crack-down on avoidance, evasion and non-compliance

07/13/2017 11:51 AM
News story: Next steps on the Finance Bill and Making Tax Digital
Ministers confirm a new timetable for Making Tax Digital.

07/12/2017 01:44 PM
Press release: Civil service ‘hub’ to bring growth to Edinburgh
A new government hub in Edinburgh will create a centre of excellence for public services for 2,900 civil servants in 2020.

05/22/2017 04:01 PM
News story: Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) deadline fast approaching for Financial Institutions
The deadline for submitting Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) returns for the year ended 31 December 2016 is 31 May 2017.