2020 news

Published on 5 June 2020
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LITRG are aware that HMRC have written to some tax credit claimants who receive a disability element in their working tax credit award.

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Published on 5 June 2020
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There have been two major changes announced to the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which is also sometimes called the furlough scheme.

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Published on 2 June 2020
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As some people are starting to return to work, some umbrella companies are only just beginning to furlough their workers.

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Published on 1 June 2020
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We regularly receive queries via our website. We do not give advice, but we try to signpost sources of further information and support.

Published on 28 May 2020
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The Chartered Institute of Taxation’s Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed the Scottish Government’s £230 bonus payment to carers and stressed that it is

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Published on 27 May 2020
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At one time or another most of us are faced with dealing with the death of a loved one.

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Published on 26 May 2020
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People might be paid cash in hand for work they have done – sometimes legitimately, sometimes not.

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Published on 22 May 2020
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⚠️ As the government response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing on a frequent basis, some of this information may have changed.

Published on 22 May 2020
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has added new material to its website expanding its tax and related benefit guidance relating to COVID-19.

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Published on 21 May 2020
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The Prime Minister has announced that anyone who cannot work from home, for instance those in the construction or manufacturing sectors, should now be encouraged to go

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