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15 August 2023

HMRC gives £1.8 million a year to charities to help excluded taxpayers

HMRC gives £1.8 million a year to charities to help excluded taxpayers

The voluntary and community sector will be able to apply for grants from HMRC to support their work with taxpayers who need extra assistance with their tax affairs. Eligible organisations need to bid for the funding, worth £1.8 million a year from 2024 until 2027, up from the current annual grant of £1.66 million, through HMRC’s […]

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Bank of England raises UK interest rates to 5.25%

Tax down on pints but up on wines and spirits in Alcohol Duty overhaul 

The largest overhaul of alcohol duty in 140 years sees drinks taxed by strength rather than category from 1 August. It also sees the introduction of Small Producer Relief, which aims to help small businesses and start-ups create new drinks, innovate and grow. There will be lower taxes on lower alcohol products – those below 3.5% alcohol by

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Fuel rates May 2022

CMA scheme will force retailers to publish live fuel prices

A new fuel finder scheme to enable drivers access to live fuel prices and revitalise competition in the retail road fuel market, according to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The scheme would be made possible by new compulsory open data requirements and backed by a new ‘fuel monitor’ oversight body. The proposals are the key recommendations

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