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31 May Underpaid Workers receive back pay

During the 2012-13 tax year, many either unpaid workers (interns) or low paid workers earning below the national minimum wage have received what they are due after numerous investigations by the HMRC:- More than 26,000 workers denied the national minimum wage by unscrupulous employers have received...

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30 May Beware of spam Tax Credits Emails

The HMRC have issued a warning for individuals to be wary of any scam emails suggesting that you may be due a refund of tax or tax credits:- Tax credits claimants are being warned about scam or ‘phishing’ emails sent out by fraudsters in the run-up...

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17 Apr HMRC Investigate Unpaid Internships

The once American practice of offering unpaid internships for individuals to gain useful work experience is being investigated by the HMRC as contravening the national minimum wage. HMRC has been sent details of 100 companies accused of illegally using unpaid interns which the government has said...

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08 Apr HMRC Step Up Their Business Record Checks

The HMRC is continuing with its business record checks campaign to see if businesses are complying with their onerous business record keeping obligations. From November 2012, thousands of small business owners and self-employed people across the UK started to receive letters informing them that their business...

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20 Mar Tax-free Childcare for Working Parents

Government help is on its way for many families struggling with the huge costs of full-time childcare. The government is to offer working parents tax breaks for childcare, with families able to claim up to £1,200 towards the costs of nannies or nurseries for each child...

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