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The News section lists important news items recently published, regarding government policy and issues affecting UK citizens. The News & Info page categorises many of these posts.

 

Completing Self Assessment Online

Twenty years since HMRC took its first step into the digital age with the birth of electronic Self Assessment, the department is reminding customers to complete their online tax return ahead of the 31 January deadline.

 

Free Universal Credit Helplines

From today (29 November 2017) all Universal Credit telephone lines are Freephone numbers.

 

 

Tax-Free Childcare for Children Under 6

Childcare scheme available to parents of under 6s from 24 November 2017.

 

DVSA MOT Reminder Service Launched

A test version of a new government service has launched to remind drivers by text message and email when their MOT is due.

 

Court Modernisation Roadshow Events

Roadshow events seeking views on modernisation of courts and tribunals will be launched by HM Courts and Tribunals Service in November 2017.

 

Defence and Security Event – Pitch@Palace 9.0

Pitch@Palace offers the chance for start ups and small businesses to present in front of an audience of influencers who can catapult them to the next level.

 

Meeting with European Business Organisations for Post-Brexit Planning

The Prime Minister will meet with leaders from European business organisations on Monday (13) to discuss shared opportunities for industry as the UK prepares to leave the EU.

 

Legal Services Marketplace – Supplier Engagement Sessions

Crown Commercial Service has released more details about its new Legal Services Marketplace – due to be awarded in 2018 and estimated to be worth £650 million.

 

Applying to Stay in UK – Status of EU Citizens

New document sets out how EU citizens will be supported through an application process which is streamlined and easy to use.

 

Proposals for Simplification of VAT

The Office of Tax Simplification report, published today, offers a range of proposals for simplifying the tax.

 

Innovate 2017 – Developing Cyber Security Talent

The UK needs to develop and nurture talent in cyber security, not only in schools but also in the workplace – that is the consensus of a panel of industry experts at Innovate 2017.

 

Agenda for Fifth Round of UK – EU Negotiations

Fifth round of talks begin on Monday 9 October.

 

Disclosure and Barring Service – New Identity Checking Guidelines

Information regarding changes to identity checking guidelines when applying for a standard or enhanced check.

 

Government Consultation on Organ Donation Opt-Out Process

The consultation will propose changing the current law on organ donation consent whilst also allowing people to opt out if they want to.

 

Ministry of Defence Operational Honours and Awards List September 2017

A total of 50 members of the Armed Forces and one civilian have been named in the latest Operational Honours and Awards List.

 

Jobcentre Closures and Mergers August 2017 – April 2018

DWP confirms that some smaller jobcentres will merge with larger ones, and others will be co-located within local government premises.

 

Sentences for Animal Cruelty to Increase to Five Years

Animal abusers who commit the most heinous crimes could face up to five years in prison under new plans set to be unveiled by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

 

New Law Against Tax Evasion – Criminal Finances Act 2017

Stop facilitating tax evasion or face criminal prosecution, HMRC tells corporations.

 

Parsons Green Incident – National Counter Terrorism Security Office

Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command are investigating after an incident on a London tube train this morning.

 

Voter ID and Local Elections – Combating Electoral Fraud

First British voters required to show ID before casting their ballots in crackdown on fraud.

 

Crown Commercial Service – Technology Services 2 Framework Awarded

One hundred SMEs have signed up for the chance to secure a share of an estimated £3bn of IT investment over the next four years.

 

Small Business Online Forum Launched by HM Revenue and Customs

A new online tax forum and dedicated webchat service for small businesses and the self-employed has been launched by HMRC.

 

State Pension Age Increases

The government’s review proposes a new timetable for the rise to 68, in line with continuing increases in life expectancy.

 

Radical Extremists to be Separated in Prison

The first of 3 separation centres opens at HMP Frankland, forming part of the wider government strategy to tackle extremists in prisons.

 

Government Prompt Payment Code

One of the benefits of securing work with government is its record of paying suppliers on time. Over 80% of undisputed invoices to SMEs are paid within 5 days, with the remainder paid within 30 days.

 

Grenfell Tower Fire – Grants for Victims and Relatives

Donations made available to help those who have suffered loss in the Grenfell Tower fire.

 

Queen’s Speech to Houses of Parliament 2017

My government’s priority is to secure the best possible deal as the country leaves the European Union. My ministers are committed to working with Parliament, the devolved administrations, business and others to build the widest possible consensus on the country’s future outside the European Union.

 

Support for Victims of Grenfell Tower Fire

Prime Minister Theresa May today promised a comprehensive package of support for victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

 

Giving to Charity – Grenfell Tower Fire

The public have responded with immense generosity to the horrific fire in Grenfell Tower. Already, the public have collectively raised several million pounds, and donations to charities continue to pour in.

 

Theresa May Announces Formation of New Coalition Government After Winning 2017 General Election

I have just been to see Her Majesty the Queen, and I will now form a government – a government that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country.

 

London Bridge Terrorist Attack – Advice from National Counter Terrorism Security Office

Following the attack in London Bridge, it is important that businesses remind their staff to stay alert and vigilant.

 

London Bridge and Borough Market Terrorist Attacks – Applying for Criminal Injuries Compensation

How to apply for compensation if you were a victim of the terrorist attacks in London on 3 June 2017.

 

Prime Minister’s Statement on London Terrorist Attack on 3 June 2017

Last night, our country fell victim to a brutal terrorist attack once again. As a result I have just chaired a meeting of the government’s emergency committee and I want to update you with the latest information about the attack.

 

PM Statement – Army and Police Will Work Together to Secure Events and Prevent Terrorist Attacks

Theresa May gave a statement following the second COBR meeting on the Manchester attack and announced the threat level has been raised to critical.

 

How to Claim Compensation After Manchester Terrorist Attack

How to apply for compensation if you were a victim of the terrorist attack in Manchester on 22 May 2017.

 

WannaCry Ransomware Advice from National Counter Terrorism Security Office

The NCSC has provided guidance for enterprise administrators and small businesses who want to reduce the likelihood of being held to ransom by WannaCry (or other types of ransomware).

 

Counter Terrorism Advice Following Manchester Arena Attack

National Counter Terrorism Security Office – Updates and advice following the incident in Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017.

 

Home Office Statement on the Manchester Terrorist Attack

This was a barbaric attack, deliberately targeting some of the most vulnerable in our society – young people and children out at a pop concert.

 

Manchester Terrorist Attack – Advice for Schools and Students

OFQUAL: Many students and teachers are likely to have been affected by the tragic events in Manchester last night. Head teachers are best placed to decide whether exams should go ahead as planned.

 

General Election 2017 Security Advice

As the General Election approaches it is important that individuals and organisations consider their protective security provisions, they remain vigilant and report suspicious behaviour and items to police at the earliest opportunity.

 

Theresa May Announces General Election on 8 June 2017

I have just chaired a meeting of Cabinet where we agreed that the Government should call a general election to be held on 8 June.

 

Filing Accounts for Small Companies

Options open to small companies in filing their accounts to Companies House and / or HMRC.

 

Driving Test Changes December 2017

The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different manoeuvres.

 

Tax Changes for Business April 2017

Changes to corporation tax, business rates relief, rural rate relief, and more.

 

Tax Changes 6 April 2017

Millions of workers will benefit from increases to the Personal Allowance and Higher Rate Threshold on 6 April.

 

Changes to Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit April 2017

Automatic entitlement to housing support for 18 to 21-year-olds for new claims to full service Universal Credit to be removed. child tax Credit to be limited to 2 children for new claims.