Being Pursued by HMRC

You may be aware of a story which was published yesterday on the This is Money website, regarding a small Caribbean cafe in North London which was being pursued by HMRC for over £500,000. The business, Tanya’s Takeaway, was opened in 1988 by Mrs Icilda Newell, and although it has not made much profit throughout…

Late Tax Returns

Following on from our blog post earlier last week regarding the amount of Christmas Day online submissions of tax returns, we now turn our attention some of the most bizarre, farfetched and downright strange excuses people have genuinely given in the past for sending in late tax returns.  1. My pet goldfish died (self-employed builder); 2.…

Property Fraud

Property fraud is sadly on the rise, and as your property is probably the most valuable asset you own, it’s more important than ever to protect it from the increased risks. It appears that the change to electronic land registry, rather than Deeds, has potentially increased the opportunity for criminals to sell other people’s properties…

New Minimum Wage Announced

The government have decided that the national minimum wage is to rise by 12p an hour to £6.31 for adults and by 5p to £5.03 for 18-to-20-year-olds from October, business secretary Vince Cable revealed today. The changes come on the recommendation of the Low Pay Commission, where it was also announced that apprentices will also…