HMRC Closes Self-Assessment Helpline Just When You Might Need It!

As of yesterday (12 June 2023), HMRC has closed their self-assessment helpline for 3 months, with only digital services available in the meantime to anyone needing help.  According to HMRC, this will allow 350 advisors to take urgent calls on other lines and answer customer queries.  However, it means that the millions of self-employed people […]

HMRC Fails In Its Duty To Police Recruitment Agencies

By failing to enforce agency legislation, HMRC has failed tens of thousands of temporary workers, freelancers and contractors; and this failure – on an industrial scale – has cost innocent people dearly. When answering a written question submitted by Sir Iain Duncan Smith, Victoria Atkins, Financial Secretary to the Treasury recently confirmed that: Most agency […]

HMRC’s Self Employed Making Tax Digital Initiative Delayed

After a week of poorly kept secrets and rumours, today saw an official HMRC announcement delaying their flagship project Making Tax Digital.  This is important for all self-employed people as it means you won’t need to report your income quarterly to HMRC until after April 2026.  The quarterly reporting would be in addition to submitting […]