Business and Other Briefings

HMRCHM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is reminding pension schemes that 2006/07 Pension Scheme Returns and Event Reports must be filed online by 31 January 2008So if you're a pension scheme administrator, or you're acting on behalf of one, and need to register for HMRC's Pension Schemes Online service, you must do so as soon as possible.
 
To register, visit HMRC's online registration page and select 'Pensions'.  It can take up to seven working daysto activate a new account - as some information has to be sent by post - so don't leave it too late.
Press release ~ On-line user guide
 
BERR: Competitiveness Minister Stephen Timms has set out the final timetable for the implementation of the Companies Act 2006 and confirmed that a number of de-regulatory measures of benefit to business will come into force with effect from 1 October 2008.
 
The confirmation follows the announcement in November that the final implementation date for the Companies Act will now be 1 October 2009, rather than 1 October 2008.
Press release ~ Companies Act 2006 - BERR
 
HMRCHM Revenue & Customs Brief 74/07
This Brief gives details of an article : VAT: reduced rate on residential renovations and alterations.
 
HMRCRevenue & Customs Brief 73/07
Duty treatment of mixtures of ultra low sulphur diesel and sulphur-free diesel from 4 September 2007.
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