400 +

The number of pages of free tax and benefits guidance on our website.

5 million +

The number of unique visitors to our website each year.

25 years

The number of years LITRG has been giving a voice to unrepresented taxpayers.

200 years

The number of years of tax experience in the LITRG team.

Latest updates

Technical Officer Meredith McCammond, along with CIOT Chief Executive Helen Whiteman and Public Policy Director Ellen Milner, represented LITRG at the ceremony.
Press release
Published on 17 May 2024

LITRG’s work recognised by prestigious tax awards

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has been honoured with a prestigious tax award....
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Submissions
Published on 23 May 2024

Finance (No. 2) Bill 2023-24 – Briefing on high income child benefit charge changes

LITRG has issued a briefing to MPs on clause 5 of the Finance (No. 2) Bill 2023-24, which covers changes to the high income child benefit charge from ...
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Blog Post
Published on 21 May 2024

When is an expense not an expense?

Carer’s allowance has featured heavily in news over the last few weeks – in particular, reports of carer’s allowance being clawed back due to breaches...
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Press release
Published on 16 May 2024

Child Trust Funds - find them for free

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group has urged young people to use a free HMRC tool to check if they have a Child Trust Fund (CTF), following concerns tha...
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News
Published on 16 May 2024

Keeping business records in the digital age

As it’s a new tax year, some sole traders, partnerships or landlords may be tempted to throw away last tax year’s receipts. Business records can inclu...
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News
Published on 16 May 2024

Umbrella company news and developments

Since the umbrella company consultation closed in August 2023, we have written several articles for ContractorUK on the topic, which we summarise here...
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Latest reports

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Published on 24 March 2021

Labour Market Intermediaries

We are pleased to publish our report ‘Labour Market Intermediaries: a technical report outlining how umbrella companies and other intermediaries operate in the labour market and the implications for workers who use them’....

Resources

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Updated on 6 April 2024

Tax and NIC rates and bands

We set out the rates, bands, thresholds and allowances for different taxes and National Insurance contributions....
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Updated on 6 April 2024

Minimum wage, tax and benefits help for care workers

Care workers can face some challenges when it comes to understanding their minimum wage, tax and benefit positions due to the nature of care work and ...
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Updated on 6 April 2024

Self-employment: a guide

Our PDF guide to self-employment supplements the information in this self-employment section....
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Updated on 6 April 2024

Gig economy

The ‘gig’ economy is tempting more people to earn extra cash by using one of the many available online platforms to offer rides, run errands, make del...