HMRC have provided an informal update regarding free budiness advice, the Ministry of Defence's Reserves White Paper and the NI implications of Croatia joining the EU.
PAYE Desktop Viewer - update
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An improved, more tailored service was launched on 1 July 2013 that provides a series of tax related help and support emails, giving you and your business clear guidance on specific topics.
The emails cover areas such as record keeping, when and how to complete tax returns and when tax payments are due; and will point you to suitable guidance on the HMRC website or GOV.UK, to Webinars and to help videos on YouTube.
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Find out more at www.hmrc.gov.uk/startingup/help-support.htm
Reserves in the Future Force 2020: Valuable and Valued
On 3 July 2013, the Ministry of Defence published the Reserves White Paper, Reserves in the Future Force 2020: Valuable and Valued. You can find the text at: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/future-reserves-2020-consultation
The White Paper was informed by a public consultation which received over 3000 responses from a range of groups including reservists, their families, employers and regulars. A summary of responses received during the consultation has been published alongside the White Paper
The White Paper outlines the new proposition for employers, which includes financial awards to small businesses and a streamlined process for applying for financial assistance. The benefits of reserve service will be better explained and civilian accreditation of military training will be extended. A new scheme to recognise employers - underpinned by the Corporate Covenant - will be introduced.
MOD are developing open and predictable relationships by ensuring employers know who their reservists are, have better notice of training and mobilisation, and get feedback when a reservist has been mobilised. A National Relationship Management scheme to address national employers and trade bodies will be established and MOD will also work with employers and educational organisations to find opportunities for those between education and work, or for those not in education, work or training.
The consultation began a three way dialogue with reservists, their employers and Defence which MOD will seek to continue in future. Please use the link to forward the White Paper as widely as you can.
National Insurance position of people affected by entry of Croatia into EU
From 1 July 2013 Croatia becomes an EU Member State. EC Regulation 883/2004 will apply and the rules that they contain can affect the NICs position of people who move between EU Member States to live and work.