2015 news

Published on 18 December 2015
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The Scottish Government has today delivered its budget in which it had the power to set an income tax rate for the first time.

Published on 16 December 2015
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If you are self-employed, entitlement to some state benefits depends on the level of Class 2 National Insurance contributions paid in the period leading up to a claim.

Published on 14 December 2015
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is troubled by HMRC’s decision not to include a helpline number on letters sent to Scottish taxpayers, which risks leaving peo

Published on 9 December 2015
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In implementing the digital tax account and other aspects of their ‘Making Tax Digital’ programme, the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has called on HMRC to respe

Published on 30 November 2015
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HMRC have indicated that Scottish taxpayer notification letters will start to arrive on taxpayers’ doormats on Wednesday 2 December.

Published on 26 November 2015
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The Chancellor introduced his Autumn Statement and Spending Review 2015 by saying that it delivers on the Government’s commitment to “put security first”, both nationa

Published on 25 November 2015
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The Chancellor announced today that an apprenticeship levy, set at a rate of 0.5% of an employer’s paybill will be introduced in April 2017.

Published on 25 November 2015
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has expressed concern that using new digital tax accounts to make self-employed people report to HMRC more often will add to t

Published on 25 November 2015
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The Chancellor’s planned ‘higher wage, lower welfare’ economy will translate simply into a lower welfare economy for those who work for themselves, say LITRG.

Published on 25 November 2015
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In today’s Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced changes to two schemes that have not yet been introduced – the planned increased provision of free childcare from