Monthly Archives: January 2014

Even the Queen is being told to watch the books!

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The Queen’s household finances were at a “historic low” with just £1 million left in reserve, MPs said on Monday. Her courtiers were advised to take money-saving tips from the Treasury. A report by the Commons public accounts committee found that … Continue reading

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Are you in danger of losing £100?

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Self-assessment taxpayers have only four days left to submit their tax returns online or risk a £100 fine. About 10.7m people have to file returns for 2012-13 and pay any tax due by 31st January 2014, but 2.8m have yet … Continue reading

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Are you a Londoner???

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Around one in nine (11%) of the 560,000 people in Inner London who had to send in a tax return last year didn’t do so by the relevant deadline – 31 October for paper returns and 31 January for online … Continue reading

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Is your wallet outdated?

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Consumers will be able to use a smartphone app to pay for purchases this year! Known as Zapp, the app launches in autumn and will be available to 18 million UK current account holders. The mobile payment system will only … Continue reading

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Beware copycat websites when submitting your tax return

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Online companies set up to mimic Government websites continue to trick consumers into paying hefty fees for everything from renewing a passport or driving licence to filing a tax return. This is despite promises from regulators, Government departments and leading … Continue reading

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Top 10 Worst Excuses for Late Tax Returns

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The taxman has compiled a list of the most “bizarre and flimsy” excuses for sending in a late tax return, they include; 1. My pet goldfish died (self-employed builder) 2. I had a run-in with a cow (Midlands farmer) 3. … Continue reading

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