Announcements on GOV.UK

03/15/2018 03:36 PM
Press release: HMRC levels the playing field by tackling online VAT fraud
New rules take effect that ensure online sellers pay the right tax.

03/10/2018 12:15 AM
Press release: HMRC slays tax-avoiding Cyclops
HMRC has won a tax avoidance case worth £55 million after businesses issued loan notes as bonuses to avoid tax.

03/06/2018 03:06 PM
Press release: HMRC warns offshore tax dodgers
Anyone with offshore assets is being warned to make sure they disclose them, or they could face new, tougher penalties.

03/05/2018 10:00 AM
News story: Pay for Easter childcare with Tax-Free Childcare
Working parents can save thousands of pounds on regulated holiday clubs and other childcare as part of the government's Childcare Choices offer.

03/02/2018 11:49 AM
News story: HMRC services during the cold weather
How this week's extreme weather is affecting some of our services.

02/14/2018 12:00 AM
Press release: Tax-Free Childcare opens to all eligible families
Working parents could save thousands of pounds per year on childcare.

02/01/2018 01:05 PM
Press release: On-time Self Assessment returns break the record again
A massive 10.7 million customers submitted their return before the 31 January deadline.

01/31/2018 04:00 PM
News story: Getting ready for the Customs Declaration Service
Businesses that import or export goods outside the EU will need to prepare for the new service for declaring these.

01/26/2018 03:03 PM
News story: UK and Welsh Governments confirm next steps in Welsh tax devolution
The first Welsh taxes for almost 800 years are ready to be switched on, the UK and Welsh governments today (Friday January 26) confirmed.

01/25/2018 12:00 AM
Press release: HMRC halts thousands of scam text messages
As part of Take Five to Stop Fraud Week, the tax authority explains its work to protect customers from text message scammers.

01/24/2018 12:00 AM
Press release: A third of tax returns are outstanding a week before deadline
Three million more Self Assessment returns are expected before 31 January.

01/18/2018 09:19 PM
Press release: Business Secretary chairs taskforce to support small businesses and workers affected by Carillion insolvency
The taskforce will monitor and advise on mitigating the impacts of Carillion’s liquidation.

01/18/2018 07:07 PM
Press release: Business Secretary welcomes action by banks to support small businesses affected by Carillion
Business Secretary welcomes action by banks to support small businesses affected by Carillion following his meeting with them yesterday (17 January 2018).

01/18/2018 12:15 AM
Press release: Government sets out minimum wage rights for seafarers in UK water
All seafarers working in UK waters must be paid at least minimum wage rates, the government warns in new guidance.

01/17/2018 05:00 PM
News story: Practical support for businesses affected by Carillion liquidation
HMRC outlines support for affected businesses

01/17/2018 10:21 AM
Press release: Aliens, vertigo, and a Glasgow nightclub included in this year’s expenses and excuses
HMRC releases latest list of rejected Self Assessment expenses and excuses ahead of the 31 January deadline

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.