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Agent Update Publication

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Hello, I’m Andria Barber and I work in HMRC’s Agent Stakeholder team as the editor of ‘Agent Update’ which is published on our website every two months. It brings agent information together in one place, so that you can easily see what you need to read, helping you to manage the messages we send you.

 Agent Update covers:

  • latest news, and a round-up of the latest developments in tax and HMRC services
  • details of consultations for accountants and tax professionals. 
  • issues from the Working Together network.

For example, the February edition  holds information that will be useful as we approach the end of the 2013-14 tax year.  Lead articles include the new timetable for Real Time Information automatic penalties and how to claim National Insurance Contributions Employment Allowance.  Why not register to receive Agent Update regularly, so you don’t miss out on seeing the latest issue?

I am very interested in your views on this publication, which is just one of the ways HMRC communicates with agents.  I’d like to know whether you find it useful, or have any suggestions for improvements.  You can leave your comments on this blog. 

I look forward to hearing from you.

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  1. Comment by Stephen Edwards posted on

    I am really interested to understand whether the user need is for this publication to be in a monthly PDF (as it is currently) or whether this would be better served as HTML updates published more regularly? Generally a PDF is preferred for something that is to be printed such as where it is a digital representation of a primarily paper based product. However, the existing PDF is like a mini-website within a PDF which would probably be better met by a website?

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      Comment by ruthbulteel posted on

      Thank you for your post. Agent Update is produced every two months. It’s a successful publication with an expanding readership of more than 19,000 subscribers. The PDF format was decided on after consultation with agents and their representative bodies – and is distributed though 22 partner organisations, including the six main representative bodies, to which 70 per cent of professional agents belong.

      We will be working with colleagues in Government Digital Services to consider the best way to continue to provide information and updates for agents, as part of the move across to GOV.UK.