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Published on 2 December 2004
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In his pre-budget report today the Chancellor made no significant short-term changes for those on low incomes. Those he did make will not address any of the fundamental complexities of the tax, tax credit, pension credit and other welfare systems to which these new figures are to be applied.

Published on 24 November 2004
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Robin Williamson, Technical Director of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG), considers why the Comptroller and Auditor General has qualified the Board’s accounts in respect of tax credits. This article was originally published in Tax Journal on 22 November 2004 and it is reprinted here with the publisher's kind permission.

Published on 22 November 2004
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An obscure tax measure to be introduced next April could impose an annual tax charge on people living in their own homes who have done no more than make ordinary financial arrangements within their own families.

Published on 22 November 2004
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The Revenue have announced today the start of another Taxback campaign to try and reach, by a series of publicity initiatives, the millions of low-income families who never reclaim the tax that they have overpaid. The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group welcomes this move.

Published on 22 November 2004
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Foster carers and adult placement carers can have a look at our website for information on how foster carers’ tax relief works and the favourable rules on the tax treatment of adult placement carers.

Published on 22 November 2004
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We are grateful for the opportunity to respond to the Revenue's further consultation document dated 16 August 2004.

Published on 1 November 2004
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Response to consultation document "Modernising the Tax System for Trusts" issued by the Inland Revenue in August 2004

Published on 25 October 2004
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has expressed its full support for the proposals in the Disability Discrimination Bill to impose upon public authorities the duty to promote equality for disabled people. In its response to the Department for Work and Pensions’ consultative paper ‘Delivering Equality for Disabled People’, the LITRG makes a number of recommendations.

Published on 25 October 2004
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has expressed its full support for the proposals in the Disability Discrimination Bill to impose upon public authorities the duty to promote equality for disabled people. In its response to the Department for Work and Pensions’ consultative paper ‘Delivering Equality for Disabled People’, the LITRG makes a number of recommendations.

Published on 18 October 2004
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Robin Williamson, Technical Director of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group, in a series of articles on the LITRG’s work, discusses the role played by the Group in Finance Bill debates in Parliament. This article was originally published in Tax Journal on 27 September 2004 and it is reprinted here with the publisher's kind permission.