HMRC to close VAT registration helpline from 22 May 2023

HMRC plans to free up helpline resources to work on processing VAT registration applications. HMRC has announced a decision to close its VAT registration helpline from Monday 22 May. The helpline, which is separate from the main VAT helpline, was created specifically to help traders who have a concern around their VAT registration application.  According […]

PAC makes recommendations to close the tax gap

Key issues raised in the Public Accounts Committee report on HMRC performance in 2021/22 include resourcing of compliance activity and customer service. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report acknowledges that tax collection is at its highest level on record at £731.1bn. However, the report also suggests that a greater focus on tackling fraud and error […]