Announcements on GOV.UK

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.

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 became 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.