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Shock Horror! HMRC Helplines Found Lacking by Which?

Cartoon man on hold

If you’ve ever had grounds for calling HMRC’s helplines, it probably won’t come as much surprise that they’ve not got a reputation for being particularly helpful. But it’s always nice to see confirmation of a fact you’ve long suspected true. HMRC’s tax helplines have labelled a ‘lottery’ in a recent survey because nearly a third of…

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Autumn Statement 2014: The Full Breakdown

George Osborne Smiles - Autumn Statement 2014

Contents For quick navigation through this post, please click on the links below. Introduction Economic background Stamp duty and property Personal tax Pensions and savings Business tax Tax avoidance and evasion Other measures Main income tax rates and allowances National insurance contributions Introduction The Autumn Statement looked very like a mini-Budget, with several major new…

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