Policy News Journal - 2014-15

CIPP comment The CIPP Policy Team continues to monitor the transition to GOV.UK as a whole, and to collate and share members’ concerns with the GOV.UK team. We would therefore be pleased if any feedback on software developer or other pages could be copied to policy .

Shortcuts for HMRC news in GOV.UK

22 December 2014

HMRC have issued information for agents about accessing news on GOV.UK, some of which will also be of interest to employers.

On the transition to GOV.UK, HMRC mention that you can find the latest news by choosing to sign up for our latest feeds on particular topics, including VAT, PAYE and Corporation Tax. Follow the links below, or go to our Services and information page and choose the topics you are interested in. The link to the latest feed can be found at the top right of each topic page.

Self assessment latest feed

PAYE for employers latest feed

VAT latest feed

As well as this, HMRC have created a feed for tax agents and are currently working through which GOV.UK content will be most relevant for this feed. They say that this may take a little time. HMRC mention that they “are working hard to ensure that the guidance on GOV.UK meets the needs of all of our customers and we really want to hear from agents with their suggestions as to how the guidance and tools can be improved. All pages on GOV.UK include a link, 'Is there anything wrong with this page?' (near the bottom of the page) for you to tell us if there’s something that isn’t working well for you, or, for example, if you’ve spotted a broken link. The GOV.UK feedback form can be found in the ‘Contact’ area of GOV.UK and is the best way to send more substantive comments. CIPP comment The CIPP Policy Team attend the Agent Strategy Group meetings and would welcome any suggestions that members might have for subjects that should be covered in the next meeting in March 2015. Please email your suggestions to Samantha Mann with ASG suggestions in the title. Thank you.

General HMRC News

Update on Joint Initiative on HMRC Service Delivery

16 April 2014

HMRC has outlined a summary of the improvements made to the end-to-end experience of dealing with HMRC.

Summary of Achievements

The Joint Initiative responded to Treasury Select Committee recommendations that HMRC should work closely with professional bodies, tax charities and businesses to improve customers’ experience through better service and transparent performance measures.

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