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HMRC waiting times increase yet again!

HMRC waiting times increase yet again!

This is a subject that I’ve banged on about before, but whenever this subject has been brought up in the past, usually by the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC), HMRC have shed crocodile tears, promised to do better, but invariably any minor improvements they...
Post-pandemic return to the office

Post-pandemic return to the office

A recent ONS report shows that a typical employer saves in excess of £8,000 pa, for every employee in their firm that works remotely for 50% or more of their normal working hours, which is quite a saving. In addition, the same employee would him or herself save at...
HMRC loses billions due to furlough fraud

HMRC loses billions due to furlough fraud

Just short of six billion pounds of public money has been incorrectly paid out by HMRC in their handling of coronavirus support payments; and to make matters worse they are predicting that they’ll only be able to recover around 25% of it, with the rest being lost to...
HMRC reasonable excuse update

HMRC reasonable excuse update

As increasing numbers of individuals and businesses are incurring tax penalties, many due to Covid-related disruptions, I thought it appropriate to update you on what qualifies as a reasonable excuse and when it can apply following HMRC’s recent guidance update. Many...