It’s not credit card charges that are excessive it’s the criticism

Last week the BBC Radio 4’s Money Box programme rapped the travel industry over “excessive” credit and debit card charges. The Department for Business Innovation & Skills (“BIS”) issued guidance on the Consumer Protection (Payment Surcharges) Regulations 2012 in March 2013. This guidance quite clearly refers to the prohibition of excessive payment surcharges, but clearly…

HMRC’s New Penalty Regime

From 2010-2011 H.M Revenue and Customs have dramatically increased the financial penalties for late submission of self assessment returns. These penalties are in addition to the increased penalty regime introduced in April 2009. Annexed is a resume of their new powers and new penalties which do not just relate to late submissions but also to…