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25th Jul 2024
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HMRC warns about CIS penalties

The Editor [CIS News] 16:37 06/10/07
From 19 October, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will start charging penalties for all CIS returns not received by the due date, namely the 19th of every month. This includes returns due from the start of the new scheme between May and September, including nil returns.


Industry supports better approach to dealing with waste

The Editor [News] 13:54 02/10/07
Proposals to cut the 109m tonnes of waste produced annually on construction sites in England and Wales have been broadly endorsed by the building sector.


September deadline for tax returns

The Editor [News] 10:58 21/09/07
As the September deadline for tax returns approaches, Andy Hardy from TaxCalc.com demystifies the tax returns process and offers top tips on how you can ensure that you donít get caught out by the taxman.


HSE warns construction workers 'don't take the risk'

The Editor [News] 10:54 19/09/07
Nearly one in three construction refurbishment sites inspected put the lives of workers at risk, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).


Call for compensation for VAT delays

The Editor [News] 09:40 20/08/07
A major professional tax body has highlighted the problems caused by VAT registration delays and called for a inquiry into the matter and for compensation to be paid to businesses who have suffered financially.


Government, not business, should police immigration

The Editor [News] 11:08 13/08/07
A small business group has told the Government that it should ensure that workers are legal rather than expect small firms to carry out the necessary checks.


After the flood come taxing times

The Editor [News] 09:35 08/08/07
Uninsured or underinsured business owners whose premises suffered flood damage can benefit from major tax savings Ė but only if they stick to the rules.


FMB criticises extra rates for small firms

The Editor [News] 15:08 07/08/07
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has added its weight to the rapidly growing business lobby against the recommendation by MPs that local authorities be giventhe power to levy unlimited supplementary business rates.


Olympics construction fuels rise in IT contractors in engineering

The Editor [News] 08:58 03/08/07
The proportion of all IT contractors who work in the engineering sector has almost doubled in just 12 months, as preparations for the 2012 Olympics accelerate, reveals research from giant group plc, the contractor services provider.


Tax help for people affected by flooding

The Editor [News] 08:41 29/07/07
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that it will retrospective legislation to waive interest and surcharges on tax paid late due to the recent floods.


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