Do you know all (or any) of the circumstances under which you can get a credit towards state benefits without paying a national insurance contribution?
The benefits system is to undergo its biggest overhaul for a generation with the replacement of many existing tax credits and benefits with one Universal Credit.
The Government recently consulted on proposals which will prevent employers, except perhaps in exceptional circumstances, from forcing employees to retire at age 65.
HMRC originally proposed to withdraw their concessionary practice known as ‘Equitable Liability’, which provides a ‘relief of last resort’ in c
LITRG has submitted written evidence to the Treasury Committee of the House of Commons for its inquiry on the spending review.
In late July, HMRC published a ‘discussion document’ inviting views on suggested future reform of the PAYE system, with the aim of reshaping it to fit toda
In the summer, HMRC issued a technical discussion document setting out a proposed scale of fixed costs they intend to claim where they successfully pursue debts via th
At the time of the June Budget, the Treasury and HMRC jointly published a consultation document inviting views on the processes behind devising future tax policy.LITRG
Across government pressure mounts to save costs. And as part of a review of frontline services, HMRC now propose to shorten helpline opening hours.
Disabled people who take up the option of an individual budget which they then choose to spend according to their needs can get caught up in the tax system, for exampl
HMRC have been cutting back on their face to face service for several years now with the result that we are left with ever fewer Enquiry Centres.
Allowing travel expenses against income is a difficult area generally, but particularly for the low-paid due to the interactions of tax, National Insurance, National M
Whilst acknowledging that overseas tax matters can be complicated, a recent HMRC consultation suggested that anyone getting them wrong should be penalised as if they h
As HMRC propose new powers to tackle perceived ‘deliberate wrongdoing’ by tax agents, LITRG again asks them to give more thought to the wider issues of wor
A recent DWP consultation on housing benefit reform discusses how claimants can be supported as they move off benefit and into work.
The influential Public Accounts Committee have called for change in how HMRC deal with the tax affairs of pensioners.