Happy returns at Christmas

Local people are being reminded to send their tax returns to HMRC and paying any tax owed by January 31, 2014.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed that 1,566 people found time during the Christmas Day festivities to send an online tax return.

The figure represents a one per cent increase on the 1,548 people who filed online on Christmas Day 2012.

To complete a return, visit www.hmrc.gov.uk/sa or call the helpline on 0300 200 3310 (open 8am-8pm, Monday to Friday and 8am-4pm on Saturdays).