2012 news

Published on 18 December 2012
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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) still has a long way to go to deliver an acceptable level of service to taxpayers in need of help and advice, say campaigners for taxpaye

Published on 13 December 2012
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Campaigners for disabled people within the tax system have welcomed Tuesday’s announcement extending qualification for favourable tax treatment to trust beneficiaries

Published on 7 December 2012
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Some tax credit claimants may not have received payments they should have for periods before they made their claim (‘backdated payments’) because HMRC failed to notify

Published on 6 December 2012
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While welcoming the increase in the basic state pension to £110.15 from April 2013, tax campaigners have noted that a small band of pensioners on middle incomes are li

Published on 6 December 2012
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The Government announced yesterday that they are to conduct a payment-by-results pilot on outsourcing the collection of tax credits debt.

Published on 6 December 2012
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Tax campaigners have welcomed the news that the HMRC budget is to be protected from the cuts faced by other government departments, and also the promise of greater tra

Published on 5 December 2012
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The Autumn Statement announced that the government will proceed with a scheme whereby employees may forfeit certain employment rights in exchange for shares in their e

Published on 5 December 2012
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The increase in personal allowance announced today is welcome, but the savings for low-income households are much lower when the corresponding reductions in means-test

Published on 5 December 2012
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LITRG has commented on the tax credit elements of today’s Autumn Statement.

Published on 22 November 2012
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Campaigners for those on low incomes have welcomed today's report on universal credit from the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee.