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Published on 14 June 2017
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Campaigners are calling on the UK government to explain the reasons behind a spike in tax credit errors after official figures found inaccuracies by claimants had rise

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Published on 14 June 2017
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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) recently published their latest error and fraud statistics for tax credits covering the 2015-16 tax year.

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Published on 12 June 2017
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Published on 7 June 2017
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The State Pension changed for people who reach State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016.

Published on 23 May 2017
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has urged the Taylor Review of employment practices to recommend a comprehensive reassessment of the relationship between taxa

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Published on 15 May 2017
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The LITRG have recently been made aware of a new email phishing scam that appears to come from HMRC. Whatever you do, do not open the attachment!

Published on 10 May 2017
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The new Chair of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has today urged the Government to provide greater support to help taxpayers on low incomes engage with and un

Published on 4 May 2017
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The LITRG has welcomed a recommendation in a report by the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee that the ‘self-employed’ should be given at least ‘worker’ empl

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Published on 3 May 2017
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The LITRG has welcomed the recommendations in a report on self-employment and the gig economy by the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee that calls for an urg

Shortened finance bill is passed by Parliament
Published on 27 April 2017
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The annual Finance Bill, which (among other things) reimposes income tax for the current tax year and enacts certain measures announced at the Budget, is to become an