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Published on 1 April 2020
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It is a chaotic and difficult time and, given the pressure many businesses are under, some may have been expecting the scheduled increases to be delayed. However, the 1 April minimum wage increases have gone ahead as planned and should not be overlooked by either employers or employees.

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Published on 31 March 2020
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Working tax credit entitlement is based on meeting certain working hour thresholds (16, 24 or 30 depending on your circumstances). The number of hours you work is generally based on your ‘normal’ working hours.

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Published on 30 March 2020
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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has seen the closure of schools across the country. If you’re searching for something a bit different to teach, try HMRC’s Tax Facts and Junior Tax Facts – a fun and free way to get children to understand some basics about the tax system. Parents and carers might learn a few things too!

Published on 26 March 2020
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group is highlighting that there is a lot of well-meaning but incorrect information about Statutory Sick Pay on the internet and it is important that people use trusted sources to confirm their position.

Published on 25 March 2020
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As a result of the coronavirus situation, people will be looking at their finances. The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) warns that there may be tax and welfare benefit consequences to drawing on savings, which mean that people may not receive as much as they expect. LITRG is advising people to consider things carefully before they act. 

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Published on 25 March 2020
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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are now issuing PAYE coding notices (P2) for the next tax year 2020/21. Follow our guide to check yours.

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Published on 24 March 2020
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HMRC's telephone lines are currently operating on reduced hours of 8am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, while they cope with the coronavirus outbreak.

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Published on 17 March 2020
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Have you received an email or text message claiming to be from HMRC informing you of a tax rebate?

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Published on 16 March 2020
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⚠️ This article was written on 16 March 2020. It is no longer up to date. Some things have changed since it was written and we have produced guidance pages that cover the same information in more detail. Please see our coronavirus guidance pages for the latest information.

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Published on 13 March 2020
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The March 2020 Budget focused on announcements to help businesses and individuals cope financially during the coronavirus outbreak and build prosperity for the future. But which tax and related announcements in particular should those on low incomes be aware of?

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