[UK] Agent Update June 2020

11 JUN 2020

HMRC’s Agent Update is published bi-monthly and number 78 was published on the 10th of June 2020. 

There are three distinct areas to the publication and we want to give you an idea of the valuable content that is contained in this latest issue: 

Technical Updates and Reminders:

  • COVID-19 impacts including the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme, the Statutory Residence Test, Parental Pay, scams, Lifetime ISA rules and home office expenses

HMRC Agent Services:

  • Details of live consultations and links to responses
  • Changes to HMRC service and guidance, including improvements to HMRC guidance, Government support for businesses, HMRC Charter consultation, Status of consultations, Tax Agent Toolkits and the Agent Blog 

Agent Forum and Engagement 

  • Latest updates from the partnership between HMRC and the main agent representative bodies, including “Working Together” contact information for professional and representative bodies, COVID-19 Information from The Pensions Regulator and the Agent Forum and Professional Bodies update

Global Payroll Association Comment

This is a wide-ranging and topical edition.  

In our opinion, the Agent Update gets better and better each time it is published.  It covers a wider range of topics than the Employer Bulletin and is therefore more of a go-to read.  We highly recommend this publication for employers.


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