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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

Published on 3 August 2018
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Victoria Todd is the new Head of Team at the influential Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), replacing Robin Williamson MBE who has retired.

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Published on 2 August 2018
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If you have been put into a workplace pension under the auto enrolment programme, you may have had to pay more into your pension pot from 6 April 2018, which might mean you will be taking home less pay.

Published on 2 August 2018
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is urging people to contact HMRC if they have missed the tax credits renewals deadline (31 July). The sooner people contact HMRC then the sooner they can get their tax credit payments re-started – or if they are lucky, they might catch HMRC in time to renew before their payments are stopped.

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Published on 30 July 2018
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If you are already in the self-assessment tax system (i.e. 2017/18 was not your first self-assessment tax year) then you may be due to pay your second payment on account for the 2017/18 tax year by 31 July 2018. However you may not need to pay it all, or indeed any of it, if your tax liability for 2017/18 is less than it was in 2016/17. Here we explain further.

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Published on 23 July 2018
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Published on 19 July 2018
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has expressed disappointment at the Government’s response to the recommendations made by the Work and Pensions Committee’s ‘Universal Credit: supporting self-employment’ report.

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Published on 19 July 2018
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is giving some tax tips for young people who are looking for a summer holiday job, now that university lectures have finished and school’s (nearly) out.

Published on 13 July 2018
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People who claimed tax credits during 2017/18 and who have received renewal forms from HMRC, must act by July 31 so that their payments do not stop, advises the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG).

Published on 11 July 2018
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is disappointed with a government action plan that sets out a programme of work to support unpaid carers. LITRG said the new plan ignores the difficulties caused by the interactions between Carer’s Allowance, the minimum wage and tax credits.