Statistics show employment rise in 2015

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released figures showing that UK employment rates were up between February and April compared to the three months to January 2015.

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The family home and IHT

The government has announced the introduction of a new transferrable nil rate band for the family home. The additional band will apply where a residence is passed on death to direct descendants such as a child or a grandchild.

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National Living Wage

The government has announced the introduction of a new National Living Wage (NLW) for working people aged 25 years and above.

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PAYE late filing penalties

HMRC have now issued the first in-year penalties notices to employers with fewer than 50 employees who missed the deadline for sending PAYE information to HMRC.

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Claiming the marriage allowance

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group published updated their guidance on how to apply for the new transferable personal allowance, known as the marriage allowance, for married couples and civil partners which came into effect on 6 April 2015.

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Phishing emails HMRC examples

HMRC have updated their list of examples of emails, letters, text messages and bogus calls used by 'scammers' and fraudsters to get taxpayers personal information.

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