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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. Here we explain what has changed for umbrella workers and what to look out for if you are one of these workers.

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Published on 2 June 2020
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LITRG responded to a call for evidence by the Treasury Committee on the Government’s coronavirus financial package.

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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. Some of the replies might be useful to others, so occasionally we will post them anonymously as ‘question and answer’ news items.

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Published on 1 June 2020
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LITRG responded to the call for views published by the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery.

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 important to make sure that carers know this extra money is coming.

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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. This can be devastating on an emotional level while there are still lots of practical things that need to be done. We give some guidance here that should help you deal with their pension affairs, and we point you to further guidance on other tax matters arising after a death.

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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. If you have been paid in this way and now your work has dried up, you might still be able to claim some welfare support.

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Published on 22 May 2020
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Now that the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) has been up and running for a week or so, we are publishing answers to the questions that have been most frequently asked about the scheme.

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 to work where possible. Here we help workers understand what this might mean for pay, tax and benefits.