Weekly tax brief | 9 November 2021

Three things to do before a trade war
Phil Munn
As the UK and EU’s Trade and Cooperation Agreement hangs in the balance, what can businesses do now to prepare for the possible fallout?

How do you tell whether a letter from HMRC is genuine or a scam?
Ivan Woolgrove
Social media has once again highlighted the issue of potentially fake scam letters attempting to trick people into giving bank details and other personal information to criminals. The twist this time is that those warning people the HMRC letter is fake have got it wrong. So how do you tell a genuine letter from a scam?

HMRC: how is it doing?
Sarah Saunders
HMRC has published two surveys on its performance and on people’s attitudes to tax. Some disturbing trends emerge.