Government Announcements

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P45 tax form to remain

Plans to replace to the current P45 tax form with a new 'leaver statement' have been scrapped following a consultation about HMRC's introduction of its Real Time Information (RTI) programme.

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HMRC business record checks halted

HMRC has announced it will delay the implementation of its business records checks (BRC) programme, following a review with trade and professional bodies' representatives.

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Government under fire over latest tax avoidance scheme

The Government has been heavily criticised after it was revealed that the Student Loans Company CEO was being paid via an agreed tax avoidance scheme.

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SMEs to be given a helping hand to boost growth

A new Government training programme aimed specifically at developing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is scheduled to begin in March 2012.

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Auto-enrolment pension dates confirmed

The Government has released the revised timetable for auto-enrolment pension roll out.

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Government launches business start-up and growth campaign

The Government has launched a campaign designed to help new businesses get off the ground and to stimulate growth in existing small businesses.

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Government moves to compromise on solar energy tariff

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has put a contingency plan in place to ensure that Feed in Tariffs will be reduced this year.

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British film industry praised ahead of Review

Prime Minister David Cameron has praised the British film industry for its 'incalculable contribution to culture' ahead of Lord Smith's Review recommendations.

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Date set for Budget 2012

Chancellor George Osborne has set the date of Wednesday 21 March for Budget 2012.

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Finance Bill 2012: UK residence test delayed

The statutory residence test that was due to come in next year has been delayed, after a series of 'detailed' issues arose following the consultation.

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