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A First Tier Tribunal has ruled that Christa Ackroyd who presented BBC news programme Look North and was paid via a personal service company was caught by the IR35 rules resulting in additional tax and national insurance contributions being payable.

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which take effect from 1 March 2018.

The Pensions Regulator has announced that the number of employers meeting their workplace pension duties has reached one million and that statistics show that approximately 9.3 million people are saving into a pension.

With the end of the tax year looming there is still time to save tax for 2017/18. We have set out some points you may want to consider.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) are the legal minimum wage rates that must be paid to employees. Employers are liable to be penalised for not complying with the NMW and NLW rules.


It has become increasingly apparent through conversations with clients and businesses in many different fields that there is both a misunderstanding of GDPR and its compliance, as well as a staggering number of people who still have not heard about GDPR or started planning for it.


Finance Secretary Derek Mackay delivered the 2018/19 Scottish Draft Budget on Thursday 14 December 2017 setting out the Scottish government’s financial and tax plans.

The Scottish government announced that they will introduce a new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) relief for first-time buyers of properties up to £175,000.

The government has announced proposals to extend pensions auto enrolment to include younger workers and to amend the way in which contributions are calculated.

With many individuals having tax payments to make at the end of this month it is important to be aware that HMRC have announced that they will no longer accept payments made at the Post Office or by credit card.