Section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 in force from 10 March 2015
Section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 will come into force on 10 March 2015. It makes it a criminal offence for an employer, as a condition of employment, to require an employee or prospective employee to provide the employer with information Read more..
Low Pay Commission recommends 3% increase
The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has recommended to the Government that the adult rate of the National Minimum Wage (NMW), which applies to workers aged 21 and over, should rise by 3% from £6.50 to £6.70 from 1 October 2015. The LPC has stated that its Read more..
More Equitable Life policy holders located
The Equitable Life Payment Scheme (ELPS) was set up by the Government in 2011 to make fair and transparent payments to policy holders affected by the near total collapse of the insurer Equitable Life. The scheme was due to close in April 2014 but was Read more..
Advisory fuel rates for company cars
The new advisory fuel rates from 1 March 2015 are listed below. Fuel rates are reviewed four times a year with changes taking effect on 1 March, 1 June, 1 September and 1 December. Due to the increased review time, HMRC's previous policy, where the Read more..
Annual Investment Allowance
The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is designed to give 100% first year tax relief for qualifying expenditure on plant and machinery. It can be claimed by an individual, partnership or company carrying on a trade, profession or vocation, a UK Read more..