The TUC is pressing for an increase in the national minimum wage and also for the adult rate to be adopted from age 18 rather than 22 as now.
LITRG has had enquiries from people over 50 who are receiving carer’s allowance, asking whether they are entitled to the 50 element of working tax credit (WTC) on going back to work.
'When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less' said Humpty Dumpty.
Our recent survey showing poor performance by banks and HMRC regarding tax over-deducted from bank interest has been followed by HMRC publishing an update of its leaflet on the subject.
It is not uncommon for HMRC to lose letters and claims from their customers. When the Tax Credit Office loses tax credit claims it is the customer that is forced to claim again.
Some take the view (including some parliamentarians) that the introduction of ‘playback’ on tax credit annual renewal forms solves the question for claimants of ‘why did this overpayment occur’.
If you are someone overcoming a disability or the parent or carer of someone who is, we hope our new brief guide to some of the tax matters that might affect you will prove helpful.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced yesterday that HMRC had lost two computer discs containing the personal records of child benefit recipients.
Investors who made a panic withdrawal from their Northern Rock Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) are to receive special consideration.
Over many years LITRG has conducted small surveys of how banks provide help to their low-income pensioner population. Every time we have done that we have been disappointed by what we have found.