2016 submissions

Published on 16 December 2016
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The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has launched an inquiry into the future world of work, focussing on the rapidly changing nature of work, an

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Published on 14 December 2016
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The LITRG has responded to a Department for Education consultation on the introduction of Postgraduate Doctoral Loans.  LITRG recommends that employers must be pr

Published on 1 December 2016
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This briefing highlights a number of issues that we have identified with HMRC’s approach to tax credit compliance investigations, particularly those cases where

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Published on 29 November 2016
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While LITRG do not generally comment on rates or levels of taxation or of welfare benefits, and we do not make any representations here about whether it is right in pr

Published on 8 November 2016
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The LITRG has responded to six consultations focusing on specific groups or specific elements of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) reforms.

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Published on 31 October 2016
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The LITRG comments on the proposal to introduce assisted digital support that will allow the digitally excluded to access new digital services being developed as part

Published on 28 October 2016
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The LITRG has responded to this consultation seeking views on how the new welfare powers in Scotland can be used to improve or change certain parts of the existing ben

Published on 25 October 2016
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We welcome the opportunity to contribute to a discussion into the levels of public confidence and trust in the capability of HMRC to collect tax fairly and effectively

Published on 24 October 2016
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HMRC are concerned that complex business structures involving partnerships are enabling certain people to avoid paying tax that is due in the UK.

Published on 24 October 2016
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The Savings (Government Contributions) Bill 2016-17 outlines two new savings schemes – the Lifetime ISA and Help to Save accounts.

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Published on 18 October 2016
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HMRC are proposing to limit the range of benefits in kind (BIKs) that attract income tax and/or National Insurance contribution (NIC) advantages when provided as

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Published on 14 October 2016
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While LITRG supports the overall aim of the new system to save time and money for employers and HMRC alike, we have a number of reservations regarding the effects&nbsp

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Published on 14 October 2016
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LITRG has submitted comments to HMRC on two consultations on different approaches to tackling the hidden economy – one on sanctions and the other on conditionali

Published on 11 October 2016
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Although the LITRG welcomes the opportunity for people to access pension funds for the purpose of paying for independent advice on retirement planning, we do not consi

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Published on 4 October 2016
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LITRG has submitted comments to HMRC and HMT on draft legislation to simplify the income tax and National Insurance (NIC) treatment of termination payments.

Published on 30 September 2016
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The Finance Committee of the Scottish Parliament issued a call

Published on 28 September 2016
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The LITRG welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Financial Conduct Authority's proposals to strengthen the standards for Pension Wise advisers in the face

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Published on 28 September 2016
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The Chartered Institute of Taxation and the LITRG have jointly responded to the local Government and Communities Committee call for evidence on the Council Tax (Substi

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Published on 16 September 2016
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Several district Councils in Devon recently consulted on changes to their Council Tax Reduction Schemes.

Unpaid carers – LITRG response
Published on 29 July 2016
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LITRG welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Department of Health's consultation on unpaid carers. The consultation document explains that the government

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Published on 12 July 2016
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This Government consultation sought to expand upon its idea to introduce, by April 2018, a ‘Help to Save’ scheme for eligible claimants of working tax cred

Published on 8 July 2016
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The LITRG’s response (endorsed by Tax Help for Older People) to the consultation on partial surrenders of life policies highlights the need for both simplicity a

Simplifying tax for the future: planning the OTS’s strategy ©shutterstock/Paul Daniels
Published on 1 July 2016
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Commenting on the Office of Tax Simplification’s (OTS) plans for its future strategy, LITRG sees that Office’s role as facilitating better public understan

The future of Jobcentre Plus: digitalisation and work coaches ©Shutterstock/Leifstiller
Published on 1 July 2016
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In written evidence to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee, LITRG draws on its experience of representing the interests of the digitally excluded p

Tips, gratuities, cover and service charges – LITRG response ©Shutterstock/rangizzz
Published on 27 June 2016
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LITRG have responded to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) proposals for further action on tips, gratuities, cover and service cha

Childcare free entitlement: delivery model ©Shutterstock: FamVeld
Published on 20 June 2016
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Finding reliable, high quality, affordable childcare is a major concern for working families and while LITRG supports extending free childcare to 30 hours, and also th

Published on 15 June 2016
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Welcoming the Government’s proposals for the tax framework for the secondary annuities market which is intended to come into force next April, LITRG noted that t

Published on 8 June 2016
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In a response to the Government’s consultation to a new Public Financial Guidance service, LITRG has welcomed in principle the proposed abolition of the Money Ad

RTI post-implementation
Published on 26 April 2016
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LITRG were among those asked to submit comments to HMRC to inform their review of how the implementation of RTI (Real-Time Information) had gone.

Published on 22 March 2016
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LITRG has submitted comments to HMRC on draft guidance for the statutory exemption from income tax for trivial benefits in kind provided by employers to employees.

Making Tax Digital
Published on 9 March 2016
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LITRG has responded to the Making Tax Digital: Simpler Payments discussion document recently issued by HMRC.

Published on 24 February 2016
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LITRG has responded to this consultation document that confirms the government’s intention to abolish Class 2 National Insurance for the self-employed and instea

Published on 4 February 2016
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LITRG has responded to a Department for Work and Pensions consultation on changes to Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The LITRG submission focuses on our area

Published on 3 February 2016
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LITRG has responded to the HMRC consultation document on draft legislation to introduce a new method of issuing assessments to taxpayers who do not have to complete ta

Employer provided living accommodation - call for evidence
Published on 3 February 2016
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LITRG has responded to a government call for evidence which has been published to find out whether there is a case for making any changes to the current

Published on 3 February 2016
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LITRG has responded to the HMRC consultation document on draft legislation to introduce a new nil rate of tax for savings income within an individual’s savings a

Published on 26 January 2016
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LITRG has responded to the HMRC consultation document on draft legislation to introduce a new dividend allowance and dividend nil rate for the first £5,000 of an

Published on 25 January 2016
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LITRG has responded to the HMRC consultation document on draft legislation to introduce a statutory exemption from income tax for trivial benefits in kind provided by

Published on 16 January 2016
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LITRG have responded to the Call for Evidence from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Financial Education for Young People.

Published on 6 January 2016
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LITRG has responded to the consultation by the Office of Tax Simplification on the alignment of income tax and National Insurance by supporting a move to closer alignm

Published on 4 January 2016
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LITRG has responded to the review of the taxation of small companies by the Office of Tax Simplification by calling for a simplification of the compliance obligations