Sinclair Day

January 23, 2019

Avoid car-fuel benefit charge for 2018-19

The easiest way to ensure that no car-fuel benefit charge (for private journeys in a company car) is payable, is to use the advisory fuel rates published by HMRC to repay any private fuel costs to your employer. The advisory fuel rates are intended
January 23, 2019

HMRC publishes more strange excuses

A recent press release by HMRC revealed some of the oddest excuses for submitting a late tax return. The excuses ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous and included: My mother-in-law is a witch and put a curse on me. I’m too short to reach the
January 22, 2019

EU Settlement Scheme fee is to be scrapped

The Prime Minister has announced in a speech to the House of Commons that the £65 fee for applications made by EU citizens under the EU Settlement Scheme is to be waived. The scheme is due to be rolled out in full on 30 March 2019 and at that stage
January 22, 2019

Statutory payment rates for tax year 2019/20 confirmed

Following the written ministerial statement published in November 2018 announcing the proposed new rates for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP), Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) and