News & Events - JANUARY 2012
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Taxman to review record checks project
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is to carry out a review of its Business Record Checks project, designed to tackle poor record-keeping by small and medium-sized enterprises.
Employment tribunal fees plan unveiled
The government has outlined its plans for charging fees to take cases to employment tribunals, designed to cut a multi-million pound bill for the taxpayer and ease pressure on businesses.
‘Excessive’ payment surcharges to be outlawed
Businesses will be banned from levying “excessively high” surcharges on all forms of payment before the end of this year, under government plans.
Website owners ‘need to get to work’ on cookies law
Website owners must try harder to comply with the new cookies law, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Acas chief warns of social media challenge
Social media is likely to be one of the biggest workplace issues in 2012, the head of employment relations service Acas has warned.
Time running out for tobacco displays
Time is ticking away for the first retailers to be affected by a ban on tobacco displays to ensure their premises are compliant with the law.
E-trader jailed over VAT fraud
An online trader has been jailed for attempting to evade more than £420,000 of VAT, ahead of the launch of an HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) campaign targeting people who use e-marketplaces to buy and sell goods and who fail to pay tax owed