2016 news

Published on 24 March 2016
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With the start of the new tax year just two weeks away, the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) reminds individuals who give to any charity or Community Amateur Sport

Simplifying tax rules for the digitally enabled – but what about the digitally less able?
Published on 17 March 2016
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The LITRG has welcomed the Budget commitment to explore simplifying the tax rules for businesses, self-employed people and landlords.

Chancellor aims to support the next generation and small businesses, but at the cost of complexity
Published on 17 March 2016
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The Chancellor’s aims for his Budget 2016 were to “put the next generation first” and to support small businesses and working people.

Low earning self-employed need financial support as well as mentoring
Published on 16 March 2016
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The LITRG has welcomed the announcement in today’s Budget of mentoring support for low earning self-employed workers to help them grow their businesses.

Published on 16 March 2016
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The Chancellor has announced today in the Budget that having gone up to £11,000 in the tax year beginning 6 April 2016, the personal allowance will rise again to £11,5

Property and trading income allowances could simplify some individuals’ tax position
Published on 16 March 2016
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The Chancellor has announced today in the Budget that from 6 April 2017, there will be two new allowances for individuals with small amounts of property income or trad

Published on 16 March 2016
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The Government announced today that HMRC’s Real Time Information (RTI) system is to be used by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to reduce fraud and error in

Tax-Free Childcare to present complex array of choices
Published on 16 March 2016
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The Government announced today that the new Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme, originally due to start in Autumn 2015, will roll out in early 2017.

Published on 16 March 2016
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The LITRG has welcomed measures announced today that seek to enable more pensions advice to be made available on a tax-free basis to savers, but points out that signif

Published on 10 March 2016
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Claiming the marriage allowance can save married couples or civil partners up to £212 of tax for the current tax year, but many couples have not claimed it yet.