National Statistics: Trusts statistics January 2018

Updated: Statistics for 2015 to 2016 are included for the first time in the current publication.

This is a National Statistics publication produced by HM Revenue and Customs showing the number of UK Family Trusts and estates which make a full Self Assessment return, their income and tax paid using receipts information from HMRC’s administrative systems.

Figures are updated annually and were last published in January 2017. Statistics for 2015 to 2016 are included for the first time in the current publication.

Statistics cover the period 2010 to 2011 to 2015 to 2016.

Source: HMRC

Form: Complain about pay and work rights

Updated: Complain about pay and work rights form link updated.

Use this form if you have concerns about:

  • an employment agency
  • working time limits (48 hour working week)
  • national minimum wage
  • minimum wage when working in farming or agriculture

Source: HMRC

Detailed guide: Register and submit your Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings return

Updated: Amendments made to provide information on submitting ATED returns using the online service.

Use the new ATED online service.

You and your appointed agent can sign up to use the ATED online service if you own UK residential property and are a:

  • company
  • partnership with a company member
  • collective investment scheme

You can register and use the ATED online service to:

  • appoint an agent
  • submit returns from 1 April 2017 onwards
  • save and retrieve return information before submitting to HMRC
  • view or amend returns already submitted
  • get instant access to a payment reference number

Before you start

To complete the application you’ll need to have:

  • the registered name of your business or agency
  • your Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR)

HMRC will have issued you with a UTR when you registered either:

  • your business
  • yourself for Self Assessment

Your UTR number is made up of 10 or 13 digits. If it’s 13 digits only enter the last 10.

To complete a chargeable return for ATED, you’ll also need the property’s:

  • address
  • value
  • title number

UK and overseas businesses with an HMRC UTR

You can register for the online service and you can appoint an agent to act on your behalf for ATED.

To appoint your agent they’ll need to give you their unique authorisation number. You’ll need this number to appoint your agent.


As an agent, you can register for the service and receive a unique authorisation number to give to your client. They’ll use this to appoint you as their agent after they’ve registered.

If your agency has more than one agent dealing with ATED, you’ll need to add administrators to your account in Government Gateway.

You can register your overseas clients if they don’t have an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) UTR and the client has completed an ATED1.

Overseas company with no HMRC UTR

You can register for the online service or appoint an agent to do it for you.

If you want to appoint an agent you’ll need to complete ATED1 which allows your agent to complete your registration.

Submitting a return where a charge is due

This is known as a chargeable return. You can submit one using the online service and HMRC will calculate what you owe based on what you report.

The service will save your chargeable return as a draft for 28 days. Once you submit the return, you’ll get an instant payment reference number.

Submitting a return where no charge is due

This is known as a relief declaration return. You can submit one using the new online service.

You don’t need to enter any property details, or valuation, for a relief return. You can find more information in the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings: Returns Notice.

You can have one type of relief claim or return to cover multiple properties that are all eligible for the same relief. The service will save your relief return as a draft for 28 days.

Accessing the service

This is a beta registration service and you must have a valid Government Gateway User ID and password before using the ATED online service.

ATED doesn’t currently appear on the list of Government Gateway services. Once you have your User ID and password please return to the ATED online service.

If you are… the User ID and password you should use is …
an agent for an agent
a limited company, partnership or collective investment scheme for an organisation
an overseas company or a landlord not living in the UK for an organisation

If you have more than one company with enveloped properties, you’ll need to create separate Government Gateway accounts for each company.

If you don’t have a Government Gateway account

When registering for the ATED online service you can also create a Government Gateway account to sign in. Make a note of your account User ID and password for future use.

Service availability

HMRC services may be slow during busy times. Check if there are any current problems with this service, or times it won’t be available.

Source: HMRC

Detailed guide: Central Community Transit Office: new address (CIP2)

Updated: Contact phone numbers have been updated for Outbound Movements Team, Inbound Movements Team, Charges Team and Simplifications.


HMRC is changing from using Royal Mail addresses to Business Service Indicator (BSI) addresses. Applicants for simplified procedures will have to send correspondence to the new address as soon as it is introduced.

New addresses for transit letters

The Central Community Transit Office (CCTO) will soon be adopting BSI addresses, which are similar to PO Boxes. The BSI address will direct all post to a central office where it will be sorted and vetted.

All of the CCTO’s letterhead addresses will be updated to read:

HM Revenue and Customs

The change is expected to go live with effect from 23 January 2017.

The European Commission’s Customs Office List (COL) will be updated with the BSI address. During the transition period the CCTO Royal Mail address will appear on the Customs Comprehensive Guarantee (CCG) application forms and this will be updated in early 2017.

Contact details

Outbound Movements Team

Phone: 0300 322 7905

Inbound Movements Team

Phone: 0300 322 7905

Charges Team

Phone: 0300 322 7905


Phone: 0300 322 7905

NCTS Helpdesk

Phone: 03000 575 988

Issued on 20 January 2017 by Customer Strategy and Tax Design, HMRC.

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Source: HMRC

Guidance: Agent update: Self Assessment special

Updated: Agents update Self Assessment special edition has been updated for the 2018 year and includes articles on, talking points, toolkits, YouTube and other support available.

Agent updates give guidance and news to tax agents and advisers.

Send HMRC your details if you’d like them to email you when a new edition of Agent update is published.

Source: HMRC