2013 news

Published on 8 November 2013
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Have you recently been made redundant as a result of insolvency? The LITRG has called attention to the fact that when an employer becomes insolvent, payments made by the Redundancy Payments Office (RPO) to employees will often have had tax deducted when it should not have been.

Published on 5 November 2013
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The LITRG has expressed concern that proposals by the Ministry of Justice will put judicial review even further beyond the reach of the ordinary citizen than it is already. The Group takes the view that judicial review is sometimes the only effective remedy available to ordinary taxpayers against HMRC when it acts in such a way as to adversely affect their lives and financial wellbeing.

Published on 1 November 2013
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When an employer becomes insolvent, the Redundancy Payments Office (RPO) may make a payment to employees of the employer under the insolvency provisions of the Employment Rights Act. As the RPO is not an employer they do not operate a tax code on the payment. (Update of news item posted on 28 October 2013 containing further information from HMRC.)

Published on 25 October 2013
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LITRG are supporting representations made by the Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) to MPs debating the proposed changes to bereavement benefits in the Pensions Bill. The next debate in Parliament will be held on 29 October 2013.

Published on 25 October 2013
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LITRG are supporting representations made by the Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) to MPs debating the proposed changes to bereavement benefits in the Pensions Bill. The next debate in Parliament will be held on 29 October 2013.

Published on 15 October 2013
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The LITRG has responded with a qualified welcome to the Government’s proposal on tax-free childcare. The LITRG have said that any new scheme must operate seamlessly with the childcare element of universal credit, be simple and clear to operate and allow people to choose whichever system is best for them financially.

Published on 14 October 2013
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More than a third of the smallest businesses feel the digitisation of the tax system is leaving them behind, according to a survey of 1,000 micro businesses carried out by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). The findings add to the results of the LITRG report on Digital by Default, published in May 2012.

Published on 11 October 2013
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The LITRG has warned that self-employed low income workers will be unnecessarily burdened by HMRC proposal to move a key National Insurance (NI) contribution to the 31st January after the tax year. The Group has responded to a consultation proposal voicing concern that the post-Christmas deadline is untimely and that such a move will handicap those used to paying by monthly instalments.

Published on 4 October 2013
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The LITRG has responded with concern to HMRC proposals to increase their scope to publish or share more widely the information they hold.