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‘UHY International Business’ Issue 28 – Now available
As a member of the global accountancy network UHY, we introduce the latest edition of UHY International Business – Issue 28.
1 in 2 HMRC VAT fines against businesses ruled incorrect
HMRC has disclosed that one in two penalties it issues against businesses for the late filing of VAT are incorrect.
1.5 million more taxpayers forecast to pay Higher or Additional rate tax this year than in 2010
The number of people falling into the Higher and Additional rate tax bands will have increased by 32% over the last five years from 3.26 million in 2010-11 to 4.79 million in 2014-15.
142,000 directors still running their business beyond retirement age
Rising life expectancies have shifted work patterns and it has become increasingly common for people to work beyond retirement age.
21% increase in number of UK distillery businesses last year
The number of distillery businesses in the UK has increased by 21% in just a year to 205 in 2018*, up from 170 in 2017.
28 out of top 30 highest income tax areas are stockbroker belt-towns
Publications that covered this story include City AM, 21 July, The Times, 21 July, The Daily Telegraph, 21 July, The Evening Standard, 21 July and The Daily Mail Online, 21 July.
29% increase in extra tax collected by HMRC through investigations into High Net Worths
The amount of extra tax collected by HMRC through investigations into High Net Worths and other wealthy individuals jumped 29% to £1.2bn* last year, up from £919m in 2016/17, our research shows.
HMRC has been ramping up its investigations into High Net Worths following a 2017 Parliamentary report which found that HMRC’s crackdown on this taxpayer group was not as successful as it could have been.
30% jump in number of UK distillery businesses in a single year
The number of distillery businesses in the UK has jumped 30% in just a year from 131 in 2016, to 170 in 2017, our research shows.
35 of UK’s Top 100 restaurant groups now loss-making – up 75% in just a year
35 of the UK’s Top 100 restaurant groups are now loss-making, up 75% from just 20 last year. Trading conditions have become increasingly difficult for restaurant chains dealing with oversaturation in the market.