HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is set to hold a number of Business Advice Open Days across the next few months. These new dates, organised by the Business Liaison Team come off the back of the successful Business Advice Open Days which were attended by over 10,000 in 2008. At these events, contractors, self-employed workers and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) can gain invaluable advice and technical support. HMRC have advertised these free events as an opportunity for experts to provide advice and information on government regulations, tax and cash flow issues. Seminars on pertinent topics are also held at these events. It is advisable to book your place if you wish to attend one of these seminars as numbers are limited.

Advice will be offered on the Business Payment Support Service through which businesses may be able to delay paying their tax bill. Advisors will also be on hand to discuss issues specific to the self-employed.

These events are due to take place in Birmingham on 16th September, Bournemouth on 1st October, London on 6th October, Londonderry on 5th November and Barnsley on 12th November. There are also a number of events scheduled for 2010.

HMRC business liaison team manager, Roger Lovell, commented: “HMRC runs a number of schemes to make tax as hassle free as possible, and engages with our customers. And our attitude has always been to assist businesses in short term difficulty so that we can help keep viable businesses afloat. Our partner organisations will also be on hand to explain their services and how they can help SMEs.”

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