Announcements on GOV.UK


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 09:37 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 04:15 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

10/14/2017 12:00 AM
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 04:52 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 09:00 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 04:10 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.

09/20/2017 12:15 AM
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 10:32 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 02:00 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 12:36 PM
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 02:03 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 10:52 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 02:15 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 12:33 PM
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.

08/24/2017 12:00 AM
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 02:09 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 12:30 PM
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 11:38 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 10:32 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 11:03 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 11:00 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 09:00 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 10:25 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 05:03 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 12:51 PM
News story: Next steps on the Finance Bill and Making Tax Digital
Ministers confirm a new timetable for Making Tax Digital.

07/12/2017 02:44 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 05:01 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.

04/21/2017 05:01 PM
News story: Tax-Free Childcare launches today for children under four
Childcare support now available for parents.

04/04/2017 10:00 AM
Press release: HMRC launches new Fraud Hotline
HM Revenue and Customs has launched a new hotline for the public to report fraud and evasion in the fight against tax fraud.

04/03/2017 02:49 PM
News story: HMRC launches a new way to report income and expenses online
HMRC is making it easier for customers to get their tax right.

03/31/2017 02:05 PM
News story: HMRC launch criminal investigation into global financial institution
Yesterday HMRC, alongside our international partners, launched an investigation for suspected tax evasion and money laundering by a global financial institution.

03/22/2017 12:15 AM
News story: UK families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax-Free Childcare
Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support.

02/17/2017 03:54 PM
News story: What you need to know about the new Lifetime ISA
Find out more about the Lifetime Individual Savings Account (ISA) which is available from 6 April 2017.

02/16/2017 04:53 PM
News story: HMRC and National Trading Standards agree to share information on estate agencies
New procedures will streamline co-operation and ease the flow of information.

02/13/2017 02:38 PM
News story: QROPS Online Service closing in April 2017
The online service for managing qualifying recognised overseas pension schemes (QROPS) will close on 5 April 2017.

12/16/2014 04:17 PM
News story: Agent toolkits, digital meetings, webinars, e-learning and videos
Help and support from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for tax agents and advisers.