Announcements on GOV.UK

08/16/2018 09:30 AM
News story: Launch of the Customs Declaration Service begins
HMRC has successfully implemented the first software release for its new Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

08/02/2018 04:45 PM
News story: HMRC late payment interest rates to be revised after Bank of England rate rise
HMRC interest rates for late payments will be revised following the Bank of England interest rate rise to 0.75%.

07/31/2018 11:39 AM
Press release: HMRC warns it's time to declare offshore assets
Taxpayers could face penalties if they fail to declare their income on foreign assets before Requirement to Correct legislation comes into force.

07/31/2018 09:43 AM
News story: 121,500 households benefit from stamp duty cut saving £284 million
Over the next five years, it is estimated that the government’s flagship housing policy will help over 1 million people getting onto the housing ladder.

07/27/2018 04:51 PM
Press release: New parents could miss out on almost £500 from their tax credits
Many parents do not realise they need to deduct their statutory parental pay from their salary when renewing tax credits.

07/26/2018 10:28 AM
Press release: Top football agent scores £1.2 million tax avoidance own goal
Jerome Anderson was investing in the recruitment and training of young players at a football academy in South Africa, but not paying the tax that was due.

07/24/2018 01:12 PM
Press release: More than a million people still to need to renew their tax credits
With a week to go before the renewal deadline, a million customers still need to complete their tax credits renewal, HMRC has announced.

07/13/2018 12:32 PM
News story: HMRC publishes more information on Making Tax Digital
More information on Making Tax Digital is now available to help businesses and agents understand what they need to do before the deadline.

07/10/2018 11:00 AM
Press release: ‘Open HMRC’ – Alexa helps tax credits customers
HMRC is reminding customers to renew as the deadline approaches, and outlining the new technology that can help.

07/06/2018 01:42 PM
News story: Finance Bill 2018-19: government releases draft legislation
This legislation, which implements tax policies announced in recent fiscal events, continues the government’s commitment to a competitive and fair tax system.

07/06/2018 12:15 AM
Press release: Record 22,400 minimum wage workers to receive millions in backpay
The names of 239 employers found to have underpaid 22,400 UK workers by a total of £1.44m have been published today by the government.

07/02/2018 01:11 PM
News story: Tax chiefs unite to tackle international tax crime
HMRC has formed an alliance with tax enforcement bodies in 4 countries to share intelligence and expertise in the battle against international tax crime.

06/30/2018 12:00 AM
Press release: Record number of fake HMRC websites deactivated
HMRC has removed more than 20,000 malicious websites during the past year, but warns people to stay alert to the threat from online fraudsters.

06/29/2018 03:30 PM
News story: UK ratifies global treaty to tackle illegal tobacco trade
The international agreement aims to significantly reduce the illicit tobacco market both in the UK and worldwide.

06/28/2018 12:42 PM
Press release: One million married couples still eligible for £900 tax boost
Three million UK couples have already taken advantage of Marriage Allowance but a million more are still eligible for the free tax break.

06/28/2018 08:30 AM
News story: Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland to join UK Government Edinburgh hub
The new hub at New Waverley, Edinburgh, which will deliver significant growth to the city by moving 2,900 civil servants into the city centre premises in 2020.

06/26/2018 09:23 AM
News story: Reduce school holidays stress with help for childcare costs
Parents are urged to make the most of government support for childcare costs this summer.

06/26/2018 12:00 AM
Press release: Take the stress out the school holidays with Tax-Free Childcare
Stressed out parents can get help with childcare costs for the summer holidays from the government

06/22/2018 09:00 AM
News story: EU measures in response to US steel and aluminium tariffs
Detailing the government reaction and impact on UK importers following the EU’s introduction of rebalancing measures on certain US products on 22 June.

06/18/2018 02:30 PM
News story: David Bunting appointed interim General Counsel and Solicitor
David Bunting has been appointed following Gill Aitken’s decision to leave HMRC to take up a new role as Registrar at the University of Oxford.

06/15/2018 11:47 AM
Press release: Low tax gap results in £71 billion for UK public services
The latest tax gap figures show the success HMRC has had in reducing revenue lost to the public.

06/11/2018 04:55 PM
News story: New Director General of Customer Strategy and Tax Design announced
Ruth Stanier has been appointed following an open recruitment competition.

06/02/2018 12:00 AM
Press release: HMRC saves public £2.4M by stopping fraudsters
HMRC has saved the public over £2.4m by tackling fraudsters that trick them into using premium rate phone numbers for services that HMRC provide for free.

06/01/2018 02:12 PM
News story: HMRC’s top lawyer to leave department for new role at Oxford University
Gill Aitken, HMRC’s General Counsel and Solicitor, is to leave the department to take up a new role as Registrar at the University of Oxford.

05/18/2018 09:45 AM
News story: Government to consult on tax avoidance in the private sector
Consultation looks at improving the rules around 'off-payroll' working so contractors who work through their own company pay the right tax.

05/09/2018 12:50 PM
Press release: 200,000 receive back pay as HMRC enforces National Minimum Wage
BEIS and HMRC launch campaign urging underpaid workers to complain as figures show that the number of workers getting the money they're owed has doubled.

05/09/2018 09:56 AM
Press release: HMRC warns on tax refund scams
Fraudsters are sending scam emails and SMS-messages that promise tax rebates to trick people into disclosing their account and personal details.

04/25/2018 02:23 PM
News story: HMRC calls on online marketplaces to sign agreement tackling VAT fraud
The agreement will help platforms meet their responsibility to ensure their sellers understand the tax rules, and prevent fraud taking place on their watch.

04/24/2018 10:41 AM
News story: Soft drinks businesses urged to register before levy deadline
Many producers, importers and packagers need to register now to meet the Soft Drinks Industry Levy deadline of 30 April 2018.

04/06/2018 09:30 AM
News story: Employers need to provide details for all Benefits in Kind
New rules for Optional Remuneration Arrangements take effect today.

04/06/2018 09:30 AM
News story: New rules for taxation of termination payments
Rules introduced to prevent manipulation of the system take effect today.

04/01/2018 01:00 PM
News story: Scheme opens to help combat VAT evasion by non-EU online traders
The Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme ensures that fulfilment houses play their part in reducing abuse of VAT rules by online traders based outside the EU.

04/01/2018 12:15 AM
Press release: National Living Wage workers set for £600 pay rise from 1 April
Over 2 million people will get a pay rise from today (1 April 2018) thanks to an above-inflation rise in national living and minimum wage rates.

03/19/2018 12:15 AM
News story: Tick the Gift Aid box on donations so charities don't miss out on £600m extra funding
Tick the Gift Aid box on your donations, government urges, as charities miss out on £600m extra funding.

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.

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.

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