PAYE and NI

HMRC's new RTI system flawed, says Parliamentary group

HMRC's switch to the Real Time Information (RTI) system - designed to modernise the way PAYE payments are recorded and calculated - could face potential problems, a new report has warned.

£200 million worth of free shares given to workers last year

UK firms gave more than £200 million worth of free shares to employees last year, according to an annual survey by IFS.

Businesses and customers hit by bank failure backlog

Millions of RBS, NatWest and Ulster Bank customers, including businesses, are facing continuing disruption following last week's computer failure.

Reforms to allow shareholders a say on executive pay

Reforms affecting the way top executives are paid are to be brought forward, the Government has announced.

Tax avoidance: Consultation on general anti-abuse rule launched

The Government has launched a consultation on a new general anti-abuse rule (GAAR) designed to tackle what it terms 'artificial and abusive tax avoidance schemes'.

Online tax and Government spending calculator launched

A new online tax calculator enabling individuals to work out how much tax they pay, and how the Government spends it, has been launched by HMRC.

HMRC launches new helpline and improved tax services for the bereaved

HMRC is to improve the quality of its contact processes and provide extra support for those who have suffered bereavement from this month, it has confirmed.

Millions of taxpayers in line for early tax refund

HMRC has confirmed that more than three million tax refunds are to be sent out as of next week - two months earlier than previous years - due to an earlier review of the amount of tax paid for 2011/12 via the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.

Real Time Information to affect 'digitally excluded' SMEs

HMRC's introduction of Real Time Information (RTI) will cause problems for small employers that lack internet access or are not computer savvy, a tax advisory body has warned.

Early staging dates for pension auto enrolment now available

Businesses now have the option to bring forward the staging date in which they will automatically enrol employees into a work place pension scheme.

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