2018 submissions

Welsh-Revenue-Authority-draft-charter-submission
Published on 7 November 2018
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LITRG and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) have jointly responded to HMRC’s technical note and draft legislation on ‘Clarifying the scope of the Welsh rates

Published on 18 October 2018
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The LITRG welcomes the opportunity to respond to this inquiry on behalf of low-income and unrepresented taxpayers.

budget-representation-net-pay-arrangements-pensions
Published on 27 September 2018
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In our Budget 2018 representation, we tell the Government that the type of scheme pension savers are in should not affect the tax relief they receive and put forward a

Published on 26 September 2018
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LITRG has responded to the Government’s consultation on increasing HMRC’s civil information powers.

Published on 26 September 2018
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This call for evidence sets out the issues on which the Director of Labour Market Enforcement would like to receive evidence to inform his Strategy for 2019/20.

Published on 19 September 2018
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Ofcom are looking into call connection services and are proposing stronger regulation for 084 numbers (which often catch HMRC callers out).

Published on 12 September 2018
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As Universal Credit (UC) continues to be rolled out across the country, replacing most of the legacy ‘passport’ benefits for free school meals, the Welsh Government is

Published on 5 September 2018
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LITRG welcome the opportunity to provide input into this inquiry – we feel able to comment on the broad issues raised, given the importance of tax across the whole rea

Published on 31 August 2018
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LITRG has submitted comments to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in respect of the draft clauses and schedules contained in Finance Bill 2018-19 that concern penalties

Pensions freedom – an increase in take up, post-Brexit? ©istock/stocknshares
Published on 31 August 2018
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The LITRG welcomes the opportunity to continue our input into the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) work on the outcomes of the pensions freedom reforms and in parti

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Published on 30 August 2018
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LITRG has responded to the Government’s publication of the draft legislation which allows HMRC to raise assessments on matters involving offshore tax which are up to 1

Published on 20 August 2018
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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have been consulting on their draft equality scheme which sets out how they will meet their responsibilities under section 75 of the Nort

moving-claimants-universal-credit
Published on 20 August 2018
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While the LITRG welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation, we are disappointed that the DWP has not considered the different options available to move l

Social-security-in-work-poverty-Scotland
Published on 17 August 2018
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In responding to the Social Security Committee of the Scottish Parliament’s inquiry into Social Security and In-work Poverty, LITRG has focused on the particular probl

Published on 9 August 2018
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The LITRG appreciate that the Government have considerable concerns regarding the non-compliance of the rules commonly known as IR35 in the private sector.

Retirement-outcomes-review-FCA-LITRG-response
Published on 7 August 2018
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LITRG has responded to a wide-ranging consultation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on the options now available to all those converting their pension pots int

Tax-abuse-insolvency
Published on 3 July 2018
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In principle, we agree there is a problem with the insolvency regime being used to avoid or evade tax liabilities, including through the use of phoenixism.

Published on 14 June 2018
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LITRG recently responded to HM Treasury’s consultation document exploring the possibility of extending tax relief for the cost of training by employees and the self-em

Treasury-sub-commitee-dispute-resolution-tax-enquiries
Published on 13 June 2018
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The LITRG raises concerns about the number of dispute cases reaching the Tribunal which ought never to have been escalated in the first place.

Published on 12 June 2018
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As part of the Treasury Committee’s inquiry into VAT and Brexit, LITRG has urged the Government to reconsider its previous recommendations for VAT reform for disabled

Published on 12 June 2018
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As there are so many fundamental changes on the horizon for small businesses to get to grips with in the next few years, such as Brexit and HMRC’s Making Tax Digital p

Press Release: Flaws in the Government’s strategy to tighten pension rules
Published on 12 June 2018
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The LITRG believes that in order to increase trust in pensions and consequently take-up, there must be clarity and reassurance that contributions and investments are i

LITRG welcome one-year deferral of mandatory digital reporting for small businesses
Published on 8 June 2018
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LITRG have responded to the HMRC/HMT consultation looking at online platforms’ role in ensuring tax compliance by their users.

worker-status-Uber-judgment
Published on 31 May 2018
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The LPC are consulting on the recommendation made in ‘Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices’ that they should consider the potential impact of a hig

Published on 31 May 2018
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LITRG welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation on employment status and, in particular, is pleased that the consultation considers employment rights an

Help to Save ©istock/robynmac
Published on 24 May 2018
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The LITRG believes that the government must continue to allow the use of cash as a choice and make sure that cash does not become a more expensive alternative to using

Published on 16 May 2018
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We welcome the opportunity to put forward our views on the part of this Government 'good work' consultation concerned with the state enforcement of holiday pay and sic

Published on 11 May 2018
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LITRG has raised serious concerns to the government over its plans to extend the time limits for raising an assessment of tax on offshore investments.

Contacting HMRC? New extended opening times
Published on 8 May 2018
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In this, the first of the Government’s ‘good work’ consultation responses, we put forward our views on how to increase the transparency of contractual arrangements for

tribunals-scotland-social-security-LITRG-submission
Published on 10 April 2018
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The consultation deals with six sets of regulations, designed to create a new chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland – the Social Security Chamber – and make

Published on 2 March 2018
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The proposed regulations do not take account of the current ways in which shared lives carers are paid and would involve extensive record keeping and reporting fo

public-sector-licensing-hidden-economy-submission
Published on 2 March 2018
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The LITRG raises concerns about how tax registration checks would fall short of eliminating hidden economy activity as, for example, the proposals will not affect thos

Making-tax-digital-interest-harmonisation-sanctions-late-payment
Published on 28 February 2018
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LITRG welcomes the fact that the proposed model for late payment sanctions will maintain reasonable excuse provisions, and that late payment penalties will not include

child-tax-credit-universal-credit
Published on 22 February 2018
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While we are wholly supportive of the childcare help provided by Government through the Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme and other childcare offerings, we do not believ

Published on 22 February 2018
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In our response we highlight that we do not think that the supply of housing to the original target group is reduced by Airbnb type arrangements and are therefore not

Simplification-PAYE-settlement-agreements-submission-draft-legislation
Published on 21 February 2018
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In our response, we welcome the simplification introduced by allowing for an enduring PAYE Settlement Agreement (PSA) but stress that adequate guidance needs to be giv

Welsh-Revenue-Authority-draft-charter-submission
Published on 13 February 2018
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We welcome this opportunity to comment on the Welsh Revenue Authority’s (WRA) draft Charter which will be used from April 2018 when the first Welsh devolved taxes (Lan

Making-tax-digital-VAT-draft-regs
Published on 9 February 2018
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LITRG is concerned that the current timeframe does not allow for proper development and testing of the software that will be required to make Making Tax Digital for VA

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Published on 1 February 2018
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In our response to the Treasury Committee's inquiry, we look at the the savings policy interventions of Help to Save and auto enrolment, and suggest some changes

Published on 18 January 2018
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We welcome this opportunity to provide further evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee on universal credit with a specific focus on how self-employed claimants wil

eligibility-free-early-years-entitlement-2-year-old-universal-credit
Published on 18 January 2018
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The LITRG believe that this consultation lacks sufficient detail about how the net annual income threshold will work in practice against a monthly-assessed benefit.

debt-HMRC-tax-credits-repayment
Published on 17 January 2018
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LITRG has recently responded to the call for evidence from HM Treasury in connection with their 2017 manifesto commitment to implement a ‘breathing space’ scheme for t

eligibility-free-school-meals-early-years-pupil-universal-credit
Published on 11 January 2018
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The LITRG do not believe that the proposals in this consultation meet the 'fair, consistent and simple to deliver' criteria that are aimed for and in fact, if the prop

transfer-tax-allowance-death-spouse-partner-Finance-Bill
Published on 4 January 2018
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The LITRG welcomes this clause, which corrects an injustice by enabling bereaved people to benefit from the transferable marriage allowance after the death of the