Pay for Easter childcare with Tax-Free Childcare

Working parents are being reminded that they can use Tax-Free Childcare to pay for regulated holiday clubs during the Easter holidays. More than 55,000 registered childcare providers including school, football, art and tennis clubs have signed up. Parents, including the self-employed, can apply online for Tax-Free Childcare – part of the government’s Childcare Choices offer – for children who...

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Marketing consultant’s lies land him an 18 month sentence

A company director from Aberdare, who set up fake businesses and sent bogus invoices between them as he attempted to steal more than £140,000 in tax, has been jailed for 18 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Richard Morgan, 53, from Llwydcoed, set up seven fake companies, which he said provided marketing consultancy services. But the HMRC investigation found that...

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Bumper sum due as mechanic is told to pay £208,000 confiscation order

An East Kilbride mechanic, who was jailed for a £208,000 tax and National Insurance fraud, has been told to pay up. An investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed that Iain Wilson, 61, from MacKenzie Gardens in East Kilbride, failed to declare his true income. He was suppressing his earnings in his Self Assessment tax returns and evaded £208,912.62 in Income Tax and National...

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January sales dip for the first time since 2013

Consumer spending entered the New Year on a downbeat note, falling for the eighth time in the past nine months, as Britons continued to cut back on spending. Mark Antipof, Chief Commercial Officer at Visa, commented: “Consumer spending entered the New Year on a downbeat note, falling for the eighth time in the past nine months, as Britons continued to cut back on spending. Clothing, furniture...

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