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HMRC finally reveals details of new tobacco regulations

HM Revenue and Customs has confirmed that small retailers will be able to start applying for tobacco track and trace codes from 30 April, just three weeks before the introduction of the regulations on May 20.

Businesses urged to get ready for Making Tax Digital

Businesses are being urged to get ready as over 2,000 businesses a day sign up for Making Tax Digital for VAT.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS calls for 'Making Tax Digital' to be delayed by a year

The Government is being urged to postpone the roll-out of new tax procedures, because with less than six weeks to go until the introduction of Making Tax Digital rules by HMRC, only one in four convenience store retailers know what they need to do comply with the changes.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS calls for clarity on new tobacco regulations

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has reiterated its calls to Government to publish details of how retailers can apply for the codes that they will need to comply with the upcoming tobacco track and trace regulations, after HMRC launched a further consultation on the details of the regulations.

PRA chairman Brian Madderson
Government rejects MPs call for licensing of hand car washes

Calls by MPs for tough action against tax-dodging rogue hand car wash operators have been rejected by the Government.

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HMRC seizes fuel at four sites in England and Scotland

More than 80,000 litres of suspected illicit fuel has been seized from four petrol stations in England and Scotland following a three-day operation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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HMRC raids suspected fuel laundering plant in Newry

Two men have been arrested and a suspected fuel laundering site dismantled as part of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into what is believed to be a multi-million pound fuel fraud.

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Petrol sales pull out of slump with four-year high

Petrol sales in November were the highest for a single month in more than four years, but overall sales for the year are down, according to the latest figures released by HM Revenue & Customs.

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Shopkeepers jailed after HMRC investigators find illegal stash

A pair of shopkeepers caught with more than 1.2 million illegal cigarettes, 300 kg of tobacco and nearly 6,000 litres of alcohol have been jailed.

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Tobacco smuggling lorry drivers sentenced to 18 months jail

Two lorry drivers, who tried to smuggle more than 1.5 million cigarettes into the UK hidden between bags of wood pellets, have been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS calls for Making Tax Digital to be delayed by a year

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is calling on the government to delay Making Tax Digital (MTD) until 2020, following a report from the House of Lords Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub Committee.

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HMRC uncovers tobacco and cigarettes worth £5m in lost duty

An estimated ten tonnes of loose tobacco, and 411,000 cigarettes, have been seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the Newry area.

Money Talk: Budget 2015 (the March one)

It was always likely to be a strange Budget coming as it did just seven weeks before the General Election which looks highly likely to end without any clear winning majority. The Chancellor had to stand up and deliver a Budget that somehow appealed to his existing voters but didn't scare off those who might be thinking of joining them on May 7; and do so in the knowledge that he might not be in a position to put his announced measures into practice after that date.