Sinclair Day

December 6, 2017

What happens to the 5p for a plastic bag?

HM Treasury has published an interesting response to a Freedom of Information enquiry that wanted to know what happens to the money raised from the sale of 5p plastic bags by retailers. HM Treasury points out that this charge is not a tax and the
December 6, 2017

Finance Bill 2017-18 is published

The Finance Bill 2017-18 was published on 1 December 2017 and runs to relatively modest 192 pages. The Bill contains the legislation for many of the tax measures that have been announced by the Government at Autumn Budget 2017. The Finance Bill
December 4, 2017

Fit for Work referral and assessment service to be abolished

The government has confirmed that, as a result of “low referral rates”, its national Fit for Work referral and assessment service will come to an end in England and Wales on 31 March 2018 and on 31 May 2018 in Scotland. The Fit for Work service
November 30, 2017

New Acas guidance on sexual harassment at work and on avoiding pregnancy and maternity discrimination

Acas has published new guidance for employers and employees that outlines what kind of workplace behaviours could be considered sexual harassment and how to report and handle it. The guidance covers: what is sexual harassment? how does sexual