Human Rights Act 1988[QQ] The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) has now been fully incorporated into UK law. Previously, although the UK had signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights, it was necessary to go the European Court to make your case.
Help with capital allowances for energy efficient equipment is available at a new website www.eca.gov.uk.
A new leaflet and factsheet have been published for the Disabled Person’s Tax Credit Fast Track, a new scheme to help disabled person’s stay employed or self employed.
Further guidance on the changes to double taxation relief has been issued which also includes a consultation paper on in-country mixing.
Customs & Excise
Customs & Excise has announced details of a successful prosecution of a Yorkshire newsagent for selling smuggled alcohol. The newsagent had his Lottery terminal withdrawn as well as his alcohol licence.
The duty on ultra low sulphur petrol (ULSP) has been cut by 1p a litre.
The Tax Faculty has been admitted into the Confederation Fiscale Europeenne (CFE), the European tax advisers’ association.
The Tax Faculty has published its comments (as TAXREP 31/00) on the draft Capital Allowances Bill prepared by the Tax Law Rewrite team.
The second largest improvement in ‘significant’ levels of financial distress since the EU Referendum was in professional services, found research from Begbies Traynor
Just one half of UK practices have implemented a pricing structure around auto enrolment implementation and advice - with many suffering increased costs
Deloitte's north-west Europe foray; BDO, Smith & Williamson investment paths; Shelley Stock Hutter; and Wilkins Kennedy discussed by editor Kevin Reed on our Friday Afternoon Live broadcast
Accountants should alter their perspective on auto-enrolment to maximise business opportunities, according to Eric Clapton.