New fuel rates published by HMRC

Changes have been announced to the company car advisory fuel rates with effect from 1 July 2009. Unless you do a huge amount of private milage, you probably shouldn’t be provided with fuel for ‘private use’ because the tax charge on this is now very high. The rates below you can use to calculate the…

Cayman Islands join the fold

Image by slack12 via Flickr Our Government and that of the USA are serious about clamping down on the use of overseas tax havens to avoid tax, the latest development involves the Cayman Islands. Now, it is a little known fact that Graham Davies applied for a job in the Cayman Islands shortly after qualifying…

Paternity leave plans go on ice

Image by Photosbychristensen via Flickr The Government has bowed to pressure from business and proposals to extend paternity leave to six months from April 2010 have been put on hold as a result of the recession. The Work and Families Act 2006 allows for regulations to be made which would permit working fathers to take…