In the December 2019 issue of Employer Bulletin, HMRC set out the action required to avoid any problems when merging or changing ownership of a business, to ensure all employees’ payroll details are transferred to the new business.
When a business merges or changes ownership, employers have to contact HMRC to confirm if the business change should be treated as a merger or a succession. This affects whether the business can continue to use its current employer reference or needs to apply…
HMRC have faced another defeat in a tax case involving the IR35 intermediaries’ legislation. In RALC Consulting Ltd v HMRC  TC 07474, the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) allowed an appeal against HMRC’s determination that IR35 applied because of a ‘hypothetical contract’ between various parties making up a service provider chain lacked the requisite ‘mutuality of obligation’.
RALC Consulting Ltd (RALC) (the appellant), was the personal service company (PSC) of IT consultant Richard Alcock, who was the company’s sole director and…
HMRC have published company car advisory fuel rates for use from 1 December 2019.
The rates apply when employers reimburse employees for the cost of fuel for business travel in their company cars or require employees to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel. HMRC review rates quarterly on 1 March, 1 June, 1 September and 1 December.
The rates applying from 1 December 2019 are as follows:
Petrol and LPG
Following the General election on 12 December, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that Sajid Javid remains as Chancellor of the Exchequer and no other changes at HM Treasury have been announced. The Prime Minister has however, confirmed that a more significant cabinet reshuffle will take place after the UK leaves the EU on 31 January 2020.
The Conservative manifesto set out a fairly limited number of tax pledges, with commitment to a triple lock on income tax, national insurance contributions (NICs)…