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Published on 15 March 2019
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If you have been automatically enrolled into a workplace pension, from 6 April you will probably have to pay more into your pension pot. But here are four reasons why this may not cost you as much as you think.

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Published on 8 March 2019
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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. We have received a question recently on the National Insurance conditions related to Bereavement Support Payment.

Published on 7 March 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is warning employers and affected employees that postgraduate loan repayments will start from next month (April). It is important that both parties understand whether there will be further deductions from payslips and, if so, that they are correct.

Published on 28 February 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is warning VAT registered individuals and businesses they have little time to apply for an exemption from the new digital VAT requirements which begins for some on 1 April 2019. The call comes as HMRC have just issued guidance explaining how people can claim exemption from these new Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) requirements.

Published on 28 February 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) welcomes the launch of DBEIS’ campaign to raise awareness of holiday pay, and reduce the number of underpaid workers. But LITRG cautions that, to really make a difference, action is needed to close the enforcement ‘gap’ in respect of holiday pay and to deal with the problem of false self-employment.

Published on 28 February 2019
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The current 6 year delay in the roll out of universal credit (UC), along with numerous system changes and poor communication, has made the situation for claimants and

Salaried workers and salary sacrifice schemes: changing the National Minimum Wage rules
Published on 27 February 2019
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Our response largely focuses on the part of the consultation looking at salary sacrifice, given the interactions that exist with a worker’s income tax and National Ins

Review on the taxation of trusts
Published on 26 February 2019
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The LITRG are aware that many ordinary people are the beneficiaries of trusts over their lifetime and recommend that the taxation of both trusts and estates in adminis

Penalties for late filing tax returns
Published on 26 February 2019
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If you have not filed your tax return for 2017/18 by now, it is likely to be late. The deadline for filing it online was 31 January 2019. HMRC would normally be issuing £100 late filing penalty notices in February, but this year these could be delayed until the end of April.

Published on 25 February 2019
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The recent universal credit High Court decision that DWP’s method of assessing earned income under universal credit is unlawful, is an important one. But for at least one of the people affected, HMRC’s on or before reporting exception for non-banking days, meant things probably didn’t need to get that far.