Regulations

Confirmation statement to replace annual return

For companies submitting their annual return and accounts to Companies House, a new confirmation statement is due to replace the annual return from June 2016.

Changes to annual accounting regulations for businesses

Preparing your annual accounts? A number of important changes to the way that small and medium-sized companies prepare and file their accounts with Companies House have been introduced.

Auto-enrolment staging date unknown to many employers

Almost two thirds of small and micro employers don't know when they need to start complying with auto-enrolment, according to research by The Pensions Regulator.

Third of firms leave auto-enrolment to last minute

Almost a third of firms that had their auto-enrolment staging date in Q2 2015 completed their application at the last minute or missed the deadline, NOW: Pensions has revealed.

Reporting standards for small firms simplified

The Financial Reporting Council has introduced new accounting standards designed to simplify reporting for small and micro businesses.

Government announces red tape reviews

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills will launch reviews into cutting red tape in 5 key sectors, Business Secretary Sajid Javid has announced.

Regulations on holiday pay arrears come into effect

Regulations to prevent backdated claims for holiday pay going back more than 2 years have taken effect from 1 July 2015.

HMRC relaxes PAYE late filing penalties

HMRC will begin relaxing automatic late filing penalties for people who send PAYE information late, officials have indicated.

Business rates review must create 'fair' system, says CBI

The government's ongoing business rate review must aim to create a 'simple, fair and competitive system', the Confederation of British Industry has said.

Flexible working not included in job adverts

Employers do not include flexible working on job descriptions, research by Timewise has found.

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